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Northern Greece Birdwatching Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: April - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 950 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1035 Euro (EUR)

A unique vacation for beginning or experienced birders under the expert guidance of a superb local bird guide. During this 8-day tour you travel to the very best regions for birdwatching in Europe: from the pelican colony of Lake Kerkini to the raptors of Dadia Forest. The Evros Delta, near the Turkish border offers you the chance to see rarities like Greater Sand, Sociable and Caspian Plovers. Plenty of opportunity to sample the real Greek food, Greek hospitality and sunshine!

Itinerary:
Day 1. Thessaloniki to Kerkini: Meet and greet your expert local bird guide at the airport! (Flight suggestion: arrive before 2 PM.). Lunch near airport. Transfer to your Lake Kerkini Hotel by car, possibly visit some great birding sites on your way. Dinner. Overnight at Limneon Guesthouse 3 star or similar Kerkini Lake area.

Day 2. Lake Kerkini: Spend your day with the nature guide at the magical Lake Kerkini, definitely one of the very best birding spots in Greece. Boat trip on lake Kerkini included (one of these days) to see among others, Pelican colony at the rafts. Full day birding. Dinner. Overnight at Limneon Guesthouse 3 star, or similar Kerkini Lake area.

Day 3. Lake Kerkini: Full day of birding at lake Kerkini and nearby forested areas. Target species of the forests: Woodpeckers (Syrian, Great-spotted, Middle-spotted, Lesser-spotted, Green, Grey-headed), Rock Nuthatch, Sombre Tit, Penduline Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, and other forest birds. Dinner. Overnight at Limneon Guesthouse 3 star or similar, Kerkini Lake.

Day 4. Kerkini to Evros Delta: Last morning birding at Kerkini. Drive to Evros Delta. Possibility to see some amazing birding sites on our way such as Mt. Paggaion for species like Rock Partridge (to be discussed with guide and depends on weather). Arrive at your hotel, located right next to entrance of Evros Delta National Park! Dinner in hotel. Overnight at Isidora Hotel 2 star, Loutro (Evros Delta).

Day 5. Dadia forest: Birding at Dadia forest. This mountainous area is one of the best places in Europe for the observation of birds of prey. Thirty five out of thirty eight diurnal raptors have been recorded here along with seven out of nine owl species! This morning you will pay a visit to the Observatory with a view on the area and the vulture feeding station. Target species: raptors such as Black, Griffon, Egyptian vulture, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Black Stork and passerines including Long-tailed Tit, Siskin, Masked Shrike. Lunch package included. Dinner at hotel. Overnight at Isidora Hotel 2 star, Loutro (Evros Delta).

Day 6. Evros: Discover the huge Evros Delta, on the border with Turkey. Due to its easterly position it offers you the chance to see real rarities. Guided tour in the area. Dinner in hotel. Overnight at Isidora Hotel 2 star, Loutro (Evros Delta).

Day 7. Evros to Thessaloniki: Last chance for birdwatching at Evros Delta & before we head West again in the direction of Thessaloniki. Lunch package included. On our way we visit one or more top birding spots: Lake Vistonida & Porto Lagos, Nestos Gorge and Delta. To be discussed whereas it depends on the your wish list, weather conditions, birds. Dinner. Overnight in Avalon Hotel 4 star, Thessaloniki airport area.

Day 8. Departure day: Breakfast. Airport shuttle service to airport Thessaloniki provided by the hotel. Early morning transfer possible. Check out until 12:00PM (noon). End of program – possible to extend your stay in Thessaloniki.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Overnight in Hotels, English speaking top local bird guide, all land transfers, petrol, toll fees, car insurance, boat tour, airport transfers & all meals. Not included: Flights, drinks, travel insurance

Tour Guide Credentials:
Your tour guide is an ecologist with over 5 years experience in ecotourism in North Greece. He is continuously conducting research on avifauna of the area.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Minimum price for double room stay, maximum price for single room stay

About This Supplier
Location: Greece
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2018

Our company provides nature-based tours throughout Greece ever since 2012. The passionate team of naturalists offers a range of eco-tourism vacations all over Greece. From bird watching to bear tracking and from dolphin-expeditions to sea-turtle volunteering tours. As a traveler you actively support nature...

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