Winter in Southern Greece can be quite green. It is often the best time to grow tender lettuces and other salad crops in the garden. Similarly, weeds (which are often foraged for salads and pita fillings) and wildflowers can be found everywhere in the landscape.
We recently visited the ancient and medieval site of Acrocorinth and it was no surprise to find green growth tenaciously thriving in the walls and cracks of the cliffside in which the fortress was built.
Acrocorinth towers over the ancient city of Corinth and was once the Greek acropolis (complete with temple). The fortified high place has also seen Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, and Ottomans – all eventually succumbing to the vicissitudes of history. It stands as a ruin today.
However, the plants endure. A growth of cyclamens eke nourishment from a crack in the rock:
And many more…
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