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Birding Tour Greece: The North and optional extension to Lesvos 2018



Greece has one of the highest bird densities in Europe and offers wonderful cultural possibilities.

On this 9-day Birding Tour Greece adventure we will start off in Athens, one of the cultural capitals of the world, where we will familiarize ourselves with the more common European birds as well as visit some of the best cultural spots in the city.

From here we make our way north to beautiful Lake Kerkini, which offers wonderful opportunities to view breeding Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant. The surrounding forest is home to six Woodpecker species, including Syrian, Grey-headed, and Middle-Spotted.

Our next stop on Birding Tour Greece is Mount Pangaion, where we will target alpine species that include Rock Bunting, Alpine Chough, and Rock Partridge.

We visit the Nestos Delta on our way to the Evros Delta. There, on the Turkish border, we will spend a few days. The vast Evros Delta offers a real opportunity to find a rarity or two, as well as Mediterranean Gull, Eurasian Bittern, and Slender-billed Gull. We also visit nearby Dadia Forest, which is the best location in Europe for raptors, with thirty-five out of the possible thirty-eight diurnal species in Europe possible!

We then drive back to Thessaloniki, where you can catch a flight back home or take a plane to bird island Lesvos for the ultimate end to your ‘Birding Tour Greece’ adventure!

Duration: 9 days

Limit (Group Size): Main tour: 6 - 8, Lesvos extension: 6 -8

Date Start: April 23, 2018

Date End: May 01, 2018

Tour Start: Main tour: Athens, Lesvos extension: Lesvos

Tour End: Main tour: Thessaloniki, Lesvos extension: Lesvos

The dates for the 5-day Lesvos extension are 1 – 5 May 2018.


Price: Main tour: €3560 per person sharing, Lesvos extension: €2120 per person sharing, possible surcharges for smaller groups

Single Supplement: Main tour: €381, Lesvos extension: €211

Main tour:

Price includes:
Meals
Accommodation
Park entrance fees
Boat rides on Lake Kerkini and Evros Delta
Museum entry fees for Athens cultural attractions
Domestic flight from Athens to Thessaloniki
Guiding fees
All transport in Greece from your hotel in Athens on day 1 until we get back to Thessaloniki on day 9

Price excludes:
International flights
Personal insurance
Drinks
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts
Gratuities

Extension:

Price includes:
Meals
Accommodation
Park entrance fees
Guiding fees
All transport while on Lesvos Island

Price excludes:
International flights
Domestic flight from Thessaloniki to Lesvos and back to Athens or Thessaloniki
Personal insurance
Drinks
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts
Gratuities

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Date End: June 28, 2019
Price: Variable, see Costs under tour details
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Limit (Group Size): The group sizes of cruises are a function of the capacity of the ship, so our usual small group size policy naturally can't apply here.
Date Start: June 19, 2018
Date End: June 26, 2018
Price: Variable, see Costs under tour details
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Duration: 20 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: May 23, 2019
Date End: June 11, 2019
Price: €5262 sharing, assuming 6 – 8 participants, €6556 sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants
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Finland for bird photography: About Finland I can tell you that we had very good opportunities to take photos. We got superb photos of species such as Western Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Great Grey Owl, Ural Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Pygmy-Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Goldeneye, Whooper Swan, Common Crane, Parrot Crossbill, Red-flanked Blue-tail, Rustic Bunting, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit, Willow Tit, Honey-buzzard, Temminck’s Stint, Common Redshank, Baltic and Little Gulls, Eurasian Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Arctic Tern, Common Cuckoo, Three-toed Woodpecker and Pied Flycatcher. We also take nice photos of Dotterel, Black-throated Diver, Ruff, Sedge and Icterine Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Fieldfare, Eurasian Wryneck, Common Redpoll and some other birds. We missed Terek Sandpiper (we saw it but we can’t take any photos) but another group took very good photos of it before we arrived to the place where the bird was. To me, it has been an excellent trip to take photographs, plenty of good chances. Undoubtedly it has been the best trip I have made ever in Europe from this point of view.

Luis Mario and Belen Velasco, Spain
05/22/2012



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