White Mountains, Omalos, Samaria, Kalergi Hut

In search of vultures, eagles and orchids we spent a few days in the White Mountains.
The vultures gave a nice show but the eagles turned out to be only buzzards. Here a selection of pictures:

Griffon Vulture

Cretan Bluejay

Wren marking his territory

The bussard which (in my enthusiasm) I took to be an eagle first

Gigilos north face

The Omalos basin
near Kalergi hut
Katerina Hopitakis served us lentil soup on Kalergi Hut

lentil soup
a unique toilet, very well ventilated
Don't look down! Turn your backside to it!
Eva in front of Gigilos

the endemic Petromarula pinnata