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Tour Leader: Yiannis Christofides

Naturetrek tour leader – Yiannis ChristofidesYiannis was born in Cyprus. He studied Chemistry at University College, London, before moving on to Birbeck College to do research. In 1986 he returned to the mountain village of Platres in Cyprus to pursue his interest in botany, photography and natural history. Yiannis is a member of the Botanical Society of the British Isles and is actively researching the flora of Cyprus. His particular interests are the orchids of Cyprus and the sub-alpine plants of the Troodos Mountains. He is the author of the book 'Orchids of Cyprus' and is currently writing a new Flora for Cyprus. Fluent in English, his other interests include languages, geology, history and archaeology.