Greece has been known for millennia as a center of culture and learning, with a fascinating human history that spans some 4000 years of civilization. And, fortunately for those looking to combine a bit of culture with their birding, the country's natural history is equally intriguing. The region's southeast corner dissolves into a riot of islands, mountains, and rugged coastlines, and as a result of this--and the country's perch at the edge of three biogeographical regions--Greece offers a surprisingly diverse and alluring suite of birds.
We'll visit sites ranging from the teeming mudflats of the Evros delta, which should hold a vast assemblage of shorebirds and herons, to the pine-scented slopes of the northeast's craggy mountains, where a magnificent array of raptors--including five species of eagle and three of vulture--are possible. The timing of our tour coincides with spring migration, which should add to our list a host of species heading for more northerly or westerly climes.
In addition to the excitement of birding, this tour offers the chance to sample some of the country's great wealth of historical sites. We'll start with a day in Athens, where the remarkable Acropolis and Parthenon will be among the highlights, and then visit the spectacular royal tombs at Vergina (once the seat of ancient Macedonia), the Sanctuary of Apollo and Temple of Athena at Delphi, and the Byzantine chapel of Osios Loukas (famous for its fabulous gilded mosaics).
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ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2021 sample (PDF)
- 2024 (PDF expected Jul 2023)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2024, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Apr 21 - May 5, 2024
Tour Manager: Nicole Cannon
Tour Limit: 12
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available - The itinerary has not been finalized for this tour. The trip has provisionally filled but, if you are interested, we can waitlist you for the trip. As we do not require deposits until the itinerary and price are finalized, we often have folks drop off a tour when the deposit is required, and so space opens up! Click below to be waitlisted for this tour with no obligation; if you are waitlisted, we will also notify you in case of an added departure of this tour.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD
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Enjoy looking through the 4 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!