• Natural Greece
  • Natural Greece
  • Natural Greece
  • Natural Greece
  • Natural Greece

Birdwatching Tours

“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 "