5-6 hours
Duration
Athens
Location
5+
Age
Year round
Dates

Athens Eco Tours for the nature lover! Day tour with a private guide in Athens and the surrounding region Attica.

 

Eco-focus of your choice: birds, plants or butterflies. Apart from its great cultural significance Athens is known for its interesting nature. During this excursion you will learn about Greek mythology too, since many of it originated and were related to nature. Expect to observe some rare and endemic species. What about the Micromeria acropolitana, the plant that grows near the Acropolis rock and nowhere else in the world? On that same Acropolis rock you can spot the Little Owl (Athena noctua) resting in its holes in broad daylight! It is possible to book:

  • a guided eco tour in the center of Athens or
  • a private guided tour on National Park Mt. Ymmitos, walk amidst monasteries and wildlflowers just a stone’s throw from the bustling city
  • wetland, pine forest and beach of Schinias for the best birdwatching

Friendly and highly knowledgeable Natural Greece Nature guides are here to customize the private-guided Athens Eco tour for you. Just contact us with your special needs and wishes and we get back to you right away.

Highlights:

  • Plants. We can see, depending on the season, the endemics: Silene spinescens, Silene corinthiaca, Dianthus diffusus, Stachys spruneri, Malcolmia graeca, Ebenus sibthorpii, Helianthemum hymettium, Consolida tenuissima, Onosma kaheirei, Campanula drabifolia, Campanula celsii, Centaurea attica, Inula methanea, Scorzonera crocifolia, Chondrilla ramosissima, Colchicum sfikasianum, Colchicum lingulatum, Bellevalia hyacinthoides, Muscari pulchellum, Fritilaria graeca, Fritillaria obliqua, Gagea pseudopeduncularis, Ornithogalum atticum, Crocus laevigatus, Crocus cartwrigthianus, Ophrys aesculapii, Ophrys leucadica, Ophrys schlechteriana, Ophrys attica, Ophrys leptomera, Ophrys melena and many more interesting plants!
  • Birds. There are more than 250 bird species flying around Athens! Including Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata, Cretzschmar’s Bunting Emberiza caesia, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, Rufous Bush-robin Cercotrichas galactotes or Ruppell’s Warbler Sylvia rueppelli at some great birdwatching sites within an hour from Athens center (Vravrona, Mt. Imittos, Sounio, Oropos river, Schinias wetland).
  • Butterflies. There are around 100 species that fly at the area around Athens, like: Southern Swallowtail Papilio alexanor, Cleopatra Gonepteryx cleopatra, Meleager’s Blue Meleageria daphnis, Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera and Southern White Admiral Limenitis reducta.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Athens
TOUR DURATION 5-6 hours
PRICE €100 p.p. when 2 traveling

€67 p.p. when 3 traveling

€50 p.p. when 4 traveling

INCLUDES 5-6 hours of private guiding by expert nature guide.
EXCLUDES transfers to the venue (if applicable)

Athens Eco Tours for the nature lover, in Athens and Attica. The private-guided excursion has a focus of your choice: birds, plants or butterflies. 

Apart from its great cultural significance Athens is known for its interesting nature. During this excursion you will learn about Greek mythology too, since many of it originated and were related to nature. Expect to observe some rare and endemic species. What about the Micromeria Acropolitana, the plant that grows near the Acropolis rock and nowhere else in the world? On that same Acropolis rock you can spot the Little Owl (Athena noctua) resting in its holes in broad daylight! It is possible to book a guided eco tour in the center of Athens or in one of the surrounding nature reserves of your choice. Our team of excellent nature guides is here to customize the trip based on your needs.

Please contact us and indicate:

  • the flora and fauna that interest you
  • the area that interests you (center of Athens, Mt. Imitos, wetlands Vravronas, Schinias, other area)

You can book these Athens Tours year-round. You can get a custom tour for your party, depending on season, interest and target species of your choice!

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 9 reviews
October 25, 2018

Thanks for a great day. I enjoyed it immensely, including seeing some new birds, getting some good pictures, and seeing the southern Mainland coast. How beautiful.

July 14, 2018

We did a wonderful hike and lake swim with Chantel. Her knowledge of the local flora and fauna is outstanding. We travelled with a visually impaired friend and Chantel tailored the hike exactly to our needs. We are so grateful for her kind and generous spirit. Natural-Greece is really taking eco tourism to new heights. Thank you for such a wonderful experience and magical memories.

September 9, 2017

This was an informative and exciting afternoon excursion. Chantel, was prompt, picking us up at the hotel to safely drive us through mad Athens traffic. Chantel was genuine and personable, sharing her life and experiences in Greece. She had a wide breadth of knowledge about the locales she took us to. Her education in agriculture and botany taught us a lot during the nature hike. Kayaking on the sea was a blast, we saw flying fish! I recommend Chantel to any traveller visiting Athens

Tobias Lowe
Canada

June 26, 2017

Our tour with Chantel was one of the BEST tours we have ever had. She showed us the REAL Greece. We swam in Vouliagmeni Lake (spa fish lake). HIGHLIGHT-a place most “tourist” do not know about. We hiked and saw vegetation and looked at wildlife. We found capers and prepared a wonderful lunch at Chantel’s BEAUTIFUL home. Everything was DELICIOUS. Then we swam in the Mediterranean Sea. Kayaked around the swim area. PERFECT. PERFECT. PERFECT. Would go again in a heart beat. Chantel listens to your needs.

Marcia Reynolds
USA

May 1, 2017

Thank you for kind support and I enjoyed many flowers. You introduced me to very good places which I cannot go by myself.And I was surprised that you know all of plants with academic name. I think you are a real professional.Thank you again for your kindness.

Noda Hideto
Yaroslavl, Russia

April 29, 2017

We had a swim and were nibbled by fish, then walked through a nature reserve finding interesting plants and birds (and a tortoise) and finished the morning with a picnic. For the afternoon Chantel arranged for us to go on a sea kayak trip with another really great guide. We couldn’t have felt better looked after.

Elizabeth Lindley
Leeds, UK

December 3, 2016

If you have a chance to do this excursion you should! The hike was amazing! It was very informative and you can see some amazing views of the islands and sea. The kayaking trip was well worth the money as well. The whole trip was well organized, you had everything you needed. Chantel was so kind and she packed snacks and lunch. Could not have asked for a better way to see the coast of Athens. Can not recommend this enough!!

Cheyenne
Maastricht, The Netherlands

December 11, 2015

Even though we contacted Chantel on a very short notice asking for something very precise (sea kayaking), Chantel answered us very quickly and managed to organize a very nice day during which we did both hiking in nature and sea kayaking. She was eager to answer our questions and to share her knowledge while the kayaking trip was safe, adventurous and perfect! Thanks!

Marion Riffault
Paris, France

August 21, 2012

Chantel hosted an amazing activity which I was lucky enough to attend. Chantel made an excellent tour for us in the hills around Athens and swimming in the lake and ocean. Thanks once again for showing us such a great day 🙂

Chloe Coulson
Brussels, Belgium

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