The Socotra Archipelago is a natural gem in the Arabian Sea. It belongs to the Republic of Yemen and is located 380 km from the south Yemeni coastline. Very long isolation from the mainland of Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa has given the islands a precious chance to evolve unique and peculiar species of flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else on the Earth. more
Few years ago, not many people knew about a place called Socotra. The island was thanks to its location well hidden from the eyes of the world and from any possible changes.more
Due to its size, geographic position and evolutionary history, the Socotra Archipelago is a prime regional center of unique biodiversity. From a botanical point of view, Socotra is historically known for the rare and spectacular plants that characterize the dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes.more
The Indian Ocean on the southern coast of Socotra is so rough that fishermen needed to build special landing sites for their boats to be able to land there.