Spring is the perfect time to visit Greece and appreciate her beauty. Free of the soaring summer temperatures, walkers can enjoy the spectacular scenery without risking heat stroke. Early tourists are spotted in shorts, contrasting with locals still wrapped in winter woolies, which some only shed in the heat of August.
Tortoises emerge, a much loved sight that Greek drivers, who routinely make road kill of snakes and cats, swerve to avoid. If you thought tortoises only operate on one speed you would be surprised how fast can they move when their mating rituals are disturbed and they hot pace away in embarrasment.
The olive groves, standing empty now the olive picking season has ended, are packed with wild flowers.
Wild sage sends a heavenly scent into the air.
Fruit trees begin to bloom, promising fresh summer fruit.
A mandarini tree just beginning to bloom.
Spring flowers blossom.