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PAROS
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Plants and Animals

Plants

A first acquaintance with Paros, often in the warm summer months, gives the impression of a barren, dull landscape. A closer look, however, reveals a very rich and varied flora.

Myrtle, ParosMyrtle, ParosPhoto Lazaregagnidze CC 4.0 no changes made

Due to the special climatic conditions, the coastal region has an amazing amount of plants and wild flowers such as myrtle, cedars and (medicinal) herbs. Special plants are sea lilies, cattail amaranths and sea fennel.

Inland, at higher altitudes, there are several species of juniper, pistachio and wildflowers such as cyclamen, anemone, mandrake and medicinal and aromatic herbs such as sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme, oregano and the tasty Parian caper.

Juniper, ParosJuniper, ParosPhoto: Pandemia on Flickr CC 2.0 no changes made

The dominant vegetation on Paros is the cedars, cypresses, pines, araucarias (evergreen conifers), vines, figs and olive trees. The cultivation of cereals, grapes, olives and fruit in terraces on the hills of western Paros gives the landscape there a special appearance.

Animals

From May to August, thousands of Spanish flags flutter in the 'butterfly valley' of Petaloudes.

So Paros is famous for its butterflies. There are also some 200 species of birds on Paros. Some permanent and some migratory birds.

Swallow, ParosSwallow, ParosPhoto: Annatsach CC 4.0 no changes made

Most common are, cormorants, herons, storks, nightingales, goldfinches, swallows, sparrows and thrushes. There are few big mammels on Paros but hares, wild rabbits and weasels do occur.


Sources

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CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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