It looked like a green-gold metallic marble from the corner of my eye, but it was in fact a Scarab beetle lying legs up on the tarmac of a Thasos road. Back home I discovered its official name is 'Protaetia Affenis', a not very common type of beetle that likes trees with juicy fruits. I need to find a good case for it so its belly and legs, equally dazzling of colour, can be seen.
Thasos was lovely. Great company, not too warm weather, wonderful food. And what a variation of wild plants and flowers this island has. Here are a few;