Orchids Wild in Cyprus

Rare orchids wild and free are sometimes hard to find.

Like this beautiful rare orchid Ophrys Flavomarginata:

ophrys flavomarginata orchid picture

But if you know where to look, Cyprus has many species of orchids to reveal.

Good places to start are the hillsides around the village of Kritou Terra, approximately 20 km from Paphos and located just after the larger village of Kathikas. There you can roam amongst the many tracks and trails onto hillsides covered in wild flowers and some of the rarest orchids on the island.

Further down the hillside between Drouseia and Prodromi, there are also many tiny wild orchids to be found.

You do have to look very closely to spot some of them as the smallest ones are only about 10cm high and are often overlooked as they are smothered by larger wild flowers and tall grasses.

Pictures of wild orchids

Here we share our pictures of orchids, wild and free at the bottom of our garden.

Hover your mouse above each picture to see the name of the orchid...at least what I think they are called!

Ophrys umbilicata orchid picture


Ophrys umbilicata orchid picture


Ophrys lutea bee orchid picture




If you are an orchid expert and you think I have mistaken some of these orchids for another species, please let me know.

My thanks to Michael Pettemerides who helped identify these gorgeous orchids. If interested, his Orchids of Cyprus blog has plenty more orchid pictures to look at.

We'll keep looking for more orchids, wild and free in Cyprus so bookmark this page so you know when more pictures of wild orchids are added.

Related Pages:

Spring in Cyprus - Pictures to entice you!

Spring Wild Flowers Pictures






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