Seeing so many snowy images recently gave me the idea of capturing some of our snow, and on a calm and wind-free day I set off for Rethymnon harbour, for a couple of images of the mountainous range of Lefka Ori. Lefka Ori (meaning White Mountains), cover the largest part of the prefecture of Chania and are the largest mountain range of Crete, 50km in length and 25km in width. With approximately 50 peaks with an altitude higher than 2000m, the White Mountains are generally the highest massif on the island. The snow covers most peaks till June and the alpine areas above 2000m are bare of vegetation and water. The bare peaks consist mainly of large stones and gravel, which makes climbing on the steep slopes very difficult. The White Mountains are home to rare species of animals, birds and reptiles, with the most famous being the endemic wild goat of Crete, the Kri Kri.
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