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Pine Forest

An old name for Spetses is 'Pitiousa' which apparently means 'pine covered'. Most of the island is designated as forest area and much of it is indeed cloaked in pine trees.

Fire has taken it's toll over the years, recently in 2000 and 2005. But much of the pine forest remains intact across the centre of the island and the areas that were burnt are steadily regrowing.

The top picture here is pretty much how the Western end of the island looks today. Sadly, the same cannot be said of the lower views. Much of the forest in these views of Aghia Paraskevi and Korbi was destroyed in July 2005.