Scenery/Natural Sights - Peloponnese Spring, Mani, Greece [Spring flowers]

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Visited: Late March

Mid March to early May is probably the time to see one of the best spring flower displays in the world. Along the Mani peninsula of the Peloponnese the dry moutainsides contrast with a lush carpet of flowers. At this time of year the flowers lend a dramatic backdrop to the many ancient sites in the region.
Peloponnese Spring - Mani - Greece [Spring flowers]
Mycenae (16th Ct BC) with Asphodels and Mt Agios Ilias behind, Mycenae (S), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, 19-Mar-99, E828

Flowers below Byzantine Kastro Tower (13th Ct AD), Mystras, nr Sparta, Mystras (S), Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 21-Mar-99, E844

Convent of Pantanassa (Bottom L) (14th Ct AD) and Byzantine ruins at Mystras (13th Ct AD) from nr Vrontokhion Monastery, Mystras (S), Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 21-Mar-99, E846

Monemvassia rooves from path to Kastro, with Red Valerian and Large Mediterranean Spurge, Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 22-Mar-99, E851

Path to Church of Agia Sophia on Kastro of Monemvassia, Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 22-Mar-99, E854

The wrecked Dimitrios, beach 6km to E of Gythio, Lakonia, Peloponnese, Greece, 22-Mar-99, E855

Red Pheasant's Eye in olive grove and towers in Kato Gardenitsa, from nr Stavri, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E859

Asphodel Meadows, Purple Meadow Clary and Stavri village, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E861

Path leading to tower in Harabos hamlet nr Stavri, with Red Pheasant's Eyes and Asphodels, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E862

View to N along W coast of Mani Peninsula, from nr Stavri, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E863

Purple Meadow Clary along path to Stavri, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E864

Red Pheasant's Eyes and towers of Vathia from S, Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E867

Towers of Vathia with Broom (L) and Large Mediterranean Spurge (R) from S, Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E868

Spurge and Broom in Viros Gorge nr Sotiros Monastery, nr Kardamyli, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E872

Flowers in olive grove nr Sotiros Monastery, nr Kardamyli, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E873

Kalderimi (old mule track) to Kardamyli nr Agia Sofia church, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E874

Spring olive groves W of Kalamata, Messinia, Peloponnese, Greece, 25-Mar-99, E876

Red Pheasant's Eyes and 120m sprint track of stadium (7th Ct BC), Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E879

Columns of Palaestra (Wrestling School), Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E881

Pheasant's Eyes on banks of stadium, Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E880

Flowers in ruins of Gynasium (2nd Ct BC), Olympia (S), Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 27-Mar-99, E882

Popies in Hlemoutsi Castle grounds, nr Kyllini, Elia, Peloponnese, Greece, 4-May-99, E1050