“Why birding Greece”. Sounds easy? Well... it is easy for me", writes Dragan Simic in his recent blog article. And he continues:"Why? Because it is there. Because it exists. Cos I love Greece!
And that is the problem: while these answers all make perfect sense to me, they do not reveal a single reason why you should consider birding Greece. In order to collect more “why” arguments, I asked members of Facebook groups that are focused on birding Greece, why do they do it?
Steve Dudley is a famous name in ecotourism circles – a bird guide, an author and the man who has pinned the island of Lesvos onto the birdwatching map of the World. This is what he had to say: “Greece, and in particular Lesvos, offers some of the best birding in Europe. Lesvos too has everything you need for a great birding holiday – it’s a small island, easy to get around, has good resources e.g. my book and website, this FB group, etc. and the people are friendly and the food is fantastic. I don't care about the price - it is THE premier birding location in Europe for me. Wider than Lesvos, Greece also offers other spectacular birding locations such as Kerkini, Dadia and the Evros Delta - they can all be combined in an easy enough week or two week birding trip which I’ve done many times myself, as well as providing some excellent winter birding too for long weekends (a long winter weekend at Kerkini is very easy from UK and is just brilliant). Read more "
Athens Eco Tours Greece
Day tour with private nature guide in Athens and surroundings
Day tour with a private nature guide in Athens and the surrounding region Attica with a focus of your choice:birds, plants or butterflies. From 200 € total tour price (1 day) ex flights. Year round departures
Birdwatching & Sailing Conservation Holiday in Greece
Small group trip
Discover the unique birds of the Cyclades Islands such as the Eleonora’s Falcon, Audouin’s Gull, Mediterranean Shag, Cory’s Shearwater and the Yelkouan Shearwater while sailing from island to island! Help researchers to record seabird activity and presence. From €730 (7 days) ex flights
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
This autumn holiday has a focus on general wildlife: plants, birds and butterflies. Together with your expert nature guide you will visit the beautiful Cretan coast & mountains. Expect spectacular gorges, beaches & walk the trails of the White Mountains. From: EUR 1.040 (8 days) ex flights.