Kythnos springs into life, turns green for early season nature tours, guided hiking

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x Season start only 4 weeks away; many tours already guaranteed to go

x Wildlife tour on 28 March chooses boat for island sea trip
x Greek Covid restrictions starting to ease

Greek island Kythnos has turned green again as spring brings wild flowers in to bloom, gives animals
a welcome grass field to graze in and readies the island for renewed hiking (www.kythnoshiking.com)
across the countryside.

The photo above of Dryopida village taken earlier this month shows how green the island has become
and how it will probably remain so until May. The capital village of Hora can be seen in the distance
over the valley and hill.

Thus the island is primed for exotic flowers, such as orchids, migrating birds and excited animals.
Lambs are everywhere gambolling with their mother sheep. More photos of Kythnos in February on our
Facebook page.

Our nature tour, guided by Greek naturalist David Koutsogiannopoulos, is ready for lift off on Monday
28 March. A few places remain for dedicated wildlife lovers who want only light walking. The tour is
guaranteed to go ahead.

We expect to use the Michalis-Tasia II fishing boat operated by Captain Chris, Christos Iliou, for
the one-day trip around the island to spot sea-birds and hopefully monk seals. Pictures of the boat
on Facebook.

In April, proper hiking restarts with visits to historic sites on the island, across the countryside
to beaches. Afternoon options for sea kayak, snorkel, bay-to-bay swimming and on-beach massage
start soon after.

Greece is aiming to lift remaining Covid restrictions by mid-March, health minister Thanos Plevris
reportedly said after an EU health ministers meeting in mid-February. The Greek vaccination rate is
over 81 percent, he said.

For further information contact Nigel Tutt at info@kythnoshiking.com or telephone 0030 693 7788 764.

[20-2-22]