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Petra- Lafionas

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A trail up the hills and cliffs  from Petra to Lafionas.

Added by Anders Larsson

Description

Leaving the mainroad at the W junction to Petra up the olivetree plantation; Little Owl, Sombre TitBlack-headed BuntingRed-rumped Swallow in the low areas. Along the road Masked Shrike, Woodchat Shrike and Syrian Woodpecker. When the dustroad ends follow the track uphill, on this level  European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Cirl Bunting, European Turtle-Dove.

The path becomes winding and sometimes disappears or splits in several tracks, by keeping the high cliffs in S as a general direction one will run in to a track going up to the cliffs. Up on the top Western Rock NuthatchShort-toed Snake Eagle, and Alpine Swift.

On the top there is a road leading to Lafionas, here the hill is covered with pineforest. In Lefonis follow the NW road towards Petra.

Details

Access

The bus stops at the S junction to Petra, its also possible to park along the road.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Scattered trees and bushes, Valley

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Best time to visit

Summer, Spring, Autumn

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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