As in many mediterrenean aereas there are quite large centipedes a native species of Amorgos. During our visit in may, my Husband had an achy meeting with one of those guys wich the greeks call skolopetra. Centipedes are predators and equipped with poison claws. They are fast and their bite can be quite painful. Usually they like dark, humid habitats like leaf litter or fallen wood often they are also lurking under stones and rocks.
“Our” skolopetra found my husband’s neoprene diving footlets very comfortable and sure it was a bit upset, when cooped by a human foot and taken for a snorekeling trip. I guess it did not share our fascination for the beauty of the Paradisia bay and so one could not blame the little beast for fighting back – naturally skolopetras don’t attack humans as they are too tall and chewy for their menu. 😉
At this point I will spare you a description of all our first aid measures – we were successful. If you are interested, you will find many serious and curious “operation instructions” for bites of centipedes in the web, as there are amazingly many centipedes lovers wich keep them as pets… but better ask your doctor! In case you need proficient help on Amorgos you may count on one of the island doctors.