Crete is famous for its flowers. The rich diversity exceeds that of any other island in the Mediterranean, or any other peripheral country.
The Omalous plateau, one kilometre above sea level, is one of the favourite sites for botanists exploring the island's flora. It also provides seasonal grazing for large herds of sheep and goats.
The book contains 160 photographs documenting the landscape, flora and fauna of Omalos in May.