The best time to enjoy the rich flora and
fauna of Crete is during the spring season, when swarms of migratory birds pass
by on their way to Europe. The local birds are
mostly warblers, larks and goldfinch and lucky ones might also see eagles or other
raptors, such as Falco Eleonora.
Among the local fauna, we can find an animal which only lives in Crete. It's common name is "Kri-Kri" (Capra aegagrus creticus).
It is related to the wild goat that lives in Caucasus,
Iran, Pakistan and has been hunted for
centuries for its meat and skin. Kri-kri has been declared a protected species
since 1970 and lives in wild and inaccessible areas of Crete.