January 15th is "The day of the Tulip" in Sweden, to welcome the approaching spring. I was trying to find out if there's a day of the Tulip or a Tulip festival here in Greece (couldn't find anything like that), when I stumbled upon the "Greek tulip" - Tulipa orphanidea and another wild tulip in Greece; Tulipa goulimyi.
Tulip goulimyi at Phalasarna (or Falasarna)on the northwest coast of Crete.
Below wonderful orange-yellow, wild Greek tulips at mountain Parnonas / Mount Parnon on Peloponnese, photographed by Nicholas Turland.
I wish to come across them in the reality as well one day! Wonder if they also grow somewhere on our mountain here in Athens, Mount Hymettus...?
More pictures by Turland: Greece
Picture of a red wild Greek tulip by "janethellis" who saw large fields of tulips close to Epidavros, the ancient theatre, on Peloponnese (February, 2008): Wild Greek Tulip