Wildlife Holidays/Tours to Northern Greece with Greentours Natural History Holidays
Tours that take the strain out of enjoying Europe’s flora and fauna! Tours under this banner will be based in a single good quality hotel, and will have direct flights, and these at kind times of day! And most importantly field trips will be kept to a maximum of six or so hours giving you plenty of time to relax before and after. Direct flights are available from some regional airports.
The Pindhos Mountains offer some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in Europe from snow-capped peaks and vertiginous limestone cliffs to the deep gorges and peaceful villages of the Zagorahori. The liquid notes of Golden Orioles cascade through oakwoods next to the lovely Bourazani, a hotel worth coming for alone. Butterflies are exceptional. Highlights will include Freyer’s Purple Emperors, Greek Clouded Yellow, Chequered Blue, Blue Argus, and both Twin-spot and Freyer’s Fritillaries. Dragonflies such as the Eastern Spectre and the impressive Sombre Goldwing fly above white waterfalls of blooming butterworts whilst on nearby rocks deep blue Ramonda serbica holds sway. Ophrys cornuta, epirotica and grammica are among the bee orchids present whilst marsh orchids include the rare and local Dacylorhizas pindica and smolikana. Southern White Admirals, Yellow-banded Skippers and Eastern Festoons fly amongst terraces covered in Campanulas, Knapweeds, and all sorts of aromatic labiates whilst woodlands are home to Helleborines, Hairstreaks and Honey Buzzards. Near the Bourazani Lizard Orchids grow amongst old oaks each with a marvellous ecosystem full of myriad insect life from Hairstreaks to minute wasps and from impressive Longhorn Beetles to Syrian Woodpeckers.
All aspects of the Natural World.
No more than two or three miles in any one day, and always at a slow pace, ideally suited to photography.
Included in the Price
All flights. Transport, accommodation and meals in Greece. Services of your leaders. Drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature including travel insurance, are not included.
The minimum is 4 and the maximum is 12. Only one leader will accompany a group of 6 or less.
We have the entire week at the lovely Bourazani. This great little hotel is quietly situated amongst meadows and woods just a hundred metres from the beautiful Aoos River. The rooms are comfortable with good beds and rather fine furniture. Each has an en suite bathrooms and a little balcony as well. There is a rather extraordinary tree which grows right up through the middle of the hotel.
UK direct return flights to Preveza are available from London Gatwick. Indirect flights are available from various regional airports*.
*These routes may incur a supplement.
Day time temperatures in the mountains can reach the low thirties though much cooler in the mornings and evenings and sometimes chilly at night. Rain is infrequent.
How to Book
Contact us to check there is availability for the number of places you require. Download a booking form or contact us and we will send one to you. Complete and send to us. You will receive confirmation of your place and then a detailed information pack will be dispatched to you about twelve weeks before departure. Flower, butterfly and bird checklists are available.