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Northern Greece Birdwatching Holiday

From € 700
Northern Greece Birdwatching Holiday

Highlights

  • The magical Lake Kerkini and its surroundings with a bird list of over 300 species (!) is located only an hour drive from Thessaloniki airport. Watch pelicans, egrets and herons and spot bee-eaters everywhere. Listen to the Nightingale, Golden Oriole and Great Reed Warbler, Penduline Tit and Black Kite.
  • Visit Dadia Forest, the best site in Europe for raptors, where 36 out of Europe’s 39 raptor species have been recorded and 20 breed. Watch Black, Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, Golden, Lesser Spotted, Short-toed and Booted Eagles, Common and Honey Buzzards, Lanner, Peregrine Hobby and Red-footed Falcon and both Sparrowhawks.
  • Discover the huge Evros Delta, on the border with Turkey. Due to its easterly position it offers you the chance to see real rarities, such as Greater Sand, Sociable and even Caspian Plovers.

Departure dates 2016: 25 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun

You may also like the Birdwatching & Sailing Conservation Holiday in Greece and the Lake Kerkini Birding Break.

"We would all like to thank you for brilliant well organised birding holiday. We all really enjoyed it, George was great, the families at the hotels looked after us very well and the birding was fantastic. We will recommend "Natural Greece" to our friends. Thank you again."

Keith, Hazel and Michael
UK

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  • Day-to-day Program

     

    Day 1

    Arrive at Thessaloniki airport where you meet your friendly, knowledgeable bird guide.

    Transfer to your hotel at Lake Kerkini by car. Depending on your arrival time there may be time to explore Kerkini area for the first time.

    Overnight Hotel, Limneon Hotel 3* or similar

    Day 2

    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 to see among others, Pelican colony at the rafts. During spring you will watch many types of herons, spoon bills, Dalmatian pelicans, Great white pelicans, Pygmy cormorants and many other species nest in the flooded forest. A feast for the eye! Full day birding.

    Overnight at Limneon Hotel 3* or similar.

    Day 3

    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.

    Overnight at Limneon Hotel 3* or similar.

    Day 4

    Last morning birding at Lake Kerkini and drive to Dadia/Evros Delta. Dinner in hotel.

    Overnight in Hotel Isidora Hotel-Loutra or similar.

    Day 5

    Full birding day 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.

    In the afternoon short drive back to our hotel.

    Target species: raptors such Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian vulture, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Black Stork and passerines including Long-tailed Tit, Siskin, Masked Shrike.

    Overnight in Hotel Isidora Hotel-Loutra or similar.

    Day 6

    Discover the huge Evros Delta, on the border with Turkey. Due to its easterly position it offers you the chance to see real rarities. The Information Center will organize a video presentation, a tour and a boat trip on the delta for us and that will be a great introduction to the area. Dinner in hotel.

    Overnight in Hotel Isidora Hotel-Loutra or similar.

    Day 7

    Drive towards Thessaloniki

    Stops at top birding sites Porto Lagos and at Nestos Gorge and Delta for more birdwatching

    Overnight Hotel, Thessaloniki Astoria or similar.

    Day 8

    Transfer to Thessaloniki airport. Departure

  • Pricing

    When 4 or more traveling:

    €700 per person (triple room)

    €985 per person (double room)

    €1.070 per person (single room)

    When 3 traveling:

    €1000 per person (triple room)

    €1.182 per person (double room)

    €1.266 per person (single room)

    When 2 traveling:

    €1.573 per person (double room)

    €1.658 per person (single room)

    Included:

    • Birdwatching as described in the program
    • 7 nights in 3*-hotels, all meals included
    • English speaking nature guide travelling with the group. Include presentations for each area visited
    • Lake Kerkini boat trip and Evros Delta boat trip
    • Transportation in comfortable vehicle a/c with pick up and drop off Thessaloniki airport.