Location: Schinias National Park, Marathonas, Anatoliki Attiki, Greece(See Map)
Whether you have a few hours at your disposal or an entire day, birding tours around Athens can provide you with a first impression of the variety of birds that one would encounter in Greece. More than half species of the country’s official bird catalog have been recorded in the area. Attica’s geographical position, its rich terrain, and its excellent Mediterranean climate, render it as the perfect destination for a variety of birds. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and will guide you to the best places depending on the period of the year in order to spot as many species as possible but also to enjoy the nature around one of the most historical cities.
Some of the most important and impressive species that a birdwatcher could come across in Attica, depending on the season, are the following: Chukar Partridge, Ferruginous Duck, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Cory’s Shearwater, Yelkouan Shearwater, Pallid Harrier, Bonelli’s Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Little Owl, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Isabelline Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Ruppell’s Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Penduline Tit, Olive-tree Warbler, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Western Rock Nuthatch, Sombre Tit, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Spanish Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Cretzschmar’s Bunting and Black-headed Bunting.
Birding guide service, binoculars & telescope and transportation included.
All other costs are excluded, except if there is a different aggrement.
Depending on the season, the tour takes place in different places around Athens.
Pick up from your hotel.
Attica encompasses the metropolitan area of Athens and its suburbs, Piraeus, Lavrion and a few islands of the Saronic Gulf. Apart of the numerous archaeological monuments and the countless options for entertainment and shopping, Attica is a great destination for all … enjoy thematic walks around the city, follow pleasant cycling routes with family or friends, attend various gastronomy related events like cooking classes or wine tastings, try exploring Attica’s mountains with their rich flora and fauna through well maintained hiking paths. Or head to the sea where you can practice water sports or just relax in a cruise to the nearby islands.