The Greek mainland is often overlooked by tourists with the exception of a couple of well-known archaeological sites like Delphi. But areas like Pelion, Macedonia or Epirus are getting more popular every year, thus contributing to the local economy of these places. Get inspired by travel experience that lead you to the biodiversity hotspots of Greece, like the Rhodopi mountain range that is home to one of Europe’s last pristine forests or Lake Prespa and Lake Kerkini that attract hundreds of bird species.
Thessaloniki, capital of the Macedonia region, is quickly becoming a very popular city destination. With its host ofmonuments justifiably is considered an open-air museum of art and culture. It is also the gastronomic paradise of Northern Greece, where your taste buds will meet the deliciousness of the local dishes.
Further south lays the Pelion peninsula. If you like the combination of crystal clear sea and beaches untouched by mass tourism, with green mountains, traditional mountain villages and local delicacies then this is the place to be.
Flowers & butterflies of Central Greece - Parnassos & Oiti
Small group trip
Visit two stunning Greek mountains: Parnassos & Oiti, in search of flowers, butterflies and other wildlife. This holiday involves relaxed paced walking. Excursions included to archeological site of Delphi and charming Galaxidi by the sea! From €970 (8 days) ex flights. Date: To be announced
Discover one of Europe's most interesting birding sites with an expert nature guide! Stunning Lake Kerkini is located just an hours drive from Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. It is a true paradise for bird lovers. From €500 (4 days) ex flights Yearround
Northern Greece is considered one of the very best regions for birdwatching in Europe. During this 8-day trip you 'll visit fantastic birding spots with the very best nature guides in stunning and varied surroundings amongst welcoming people. From € 950 (8 days) ex flights 2017: 8 May
Join members of a wildlife charity, exploring bear habitat Northern Pindos where hundreds of bears roam & gain an insight into bear research. Visit Prespa Lake, with hundreds of bird species, like the Dalmatian pelican & rare plants! From €800 (8 days) ex flights. Departure dates: 3 June & 29 Sept 2017
Track wild bears in a rarely visited mountainous corner of Greece: Northern Pindos. Back to nature with the friendly guides of wildlife charity CALLISTO to hear about research methods, walk in the wilderness and witness traces of wild bears. From €599 (5 days) ex flights. Dates 2017: 22 Apr, 20 May, 19 Sep, 14 Oct