From the Attica region of Greece. Its habitat requirement seems undemanding and it may be found in most calcareous environments up to about 1000m. O. attica grows up to about 30cms and its often dense inflorescence may contain up to a dozen flowers, more usually however its a lower growing plant with some 4 to 8.
Like all the Mediterranean ophrys it should be grown in an alpine house or under some form of protection so that watering can be controlled throughout the winter. The tuber can be grown in a relatively small pot as the tuber is not large and the roots do not spread far. If grown in a terracotta pot it should be plunged into sand and the sand kept damp thoughout the growing season. This ophrys will flower in the late winter.
Plants are normally sent out potted with full growing instructions to customers in the UK. They can normally be sent during the period AUGUST to NOVEMBER after which time growth is such that the rosette may get damaged.