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Greek flowers and plants.


By Raquel


I was in Greece from May 16 until May 26 (and believe me it was too short a vacation! lol) and managed to take some pictures of flowers and plants. I was amazed at the size of the roses I saw as well as geraniums…on Santorini I saw various types of succulents in bloom and in Athens I managed to take a walk around the National Botanical Garden. Unfortunately (just like in Madrid) it’s a bit neglected, which is a pity, but it has beautiful trees (whereas the one in Madrid has a lot of flowers). Here are some pictures, I will put more in the photos section, hope you enjoy! Opa!

The National Botanical Garden

Poppies near the Ancient Agora

Rooftop gardens in Athens:

Roses and geraniums on the way to Delphi:

Unusual and beautiful shade of bougainvillea in Hydra:

Flowering succulent in Santorini:

Santorini’s caldera:

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Lovely pics Raquel you say the gardens a bit neglected but must be difficult in such heat to maintain ... love the bougainvillea and your last photo could tempt anyone to the Greek islands - beautiful.

31 May, 2009


Thanks BB, the caldera was my favorite favorite part of my visit to Santorini....I couldn't get enough of it. Well, maybe you're right, but it looked in areas that it just hadn't been kept up with weeding and sweeping, some pools were was hot, but with a cool breeze, maybe because it was May...and in Delphi and on the sea it was definitely cold! That surprised me. But I loved it all.

31 May, 2009


Cold ? Only a gal from Texas could say that lol

31 May, 2009


Ha ha so true Bb try Yorkshire for the cold hey? Brrrrr
Stunning shots Raquel

31 May, 2009


Oh! maybe you're wasn't freezing but you did need a light least I did...I loved the sea but it did feel like ice water to me...however we could call it refreshing! lol Our guide asked us which was hotter Athens or Houston, and we answered in chorus: Houston! and she was a little shocked...but temps just hit 90 F - 30 C and it's 6:30pm in the afternoon....sigh.

Thank you, Bobq.

31 May, 2009


Great blog, glad you enjoyed your trip!
90 degrees Fahrenheit with 95% humidity, that's Houston!
: ) : )

31 May, 2009


We had our honeymoon in Hydra, many donkey years ago (1969) one of our best holiday ever. We stayed in a little place next to the big old clock which 'bong' us out of the place every hour. Had the best octopus ever there. The green snakes on the way to the monastery drove me out of my mind. Greece is one of my favourite places, next to Italy in Europe. We swam everyday & dove of the big rocks. Man it was lovely. great blog.

1 Jun, 2009


Thanks for showing these lovely photos Raquel. I love the last one.

1 Jun, 2009


So true, Wohlibuli, 93 F right now and it's 7:10pm!

Doon, that's so awesome! Glad my pictures and blog brought back good memories...the donkeys on Hydra are very cute, though we didn't ride on them...didn't see any green snakes on the way to the monastery...I couldn't get in the water, it looked too cold! But I heard it was very refreshing from other group members...also, my parents got married in 1969 too! In October. what a coincidence.

Thank you Hywel! I'm glad you like them.

13 Jun, 2009

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