Birdwatching holiday in Greece
Description of Birdwatching holiday in Greece
This bird watching holiday in Greece takes place on the Dodecanese island of Karpathos, a certified Important Bird Area where, particularly in the north, you can see a wonderful array of birders’ delights. These include Bonelli eagles, long legged buzzards, larks, wheatears, swallows, ravens and varieties of swifts. The highlight for many of our visiting birdwatchers is Eleanora’s falcon which travels here in late April and stay until September.
Along with stunning birdlife, which also includes many seabirds, hoopoes, herons, orioles, cuckoos and kingfishers, depending on the season, there is also great hiking to be had here along hillside terraces, through traditional villages and down to quiet sandy beaches. We also take you visit some of the island’s traditional artisans and, of course, guide you to some of our favourite tavernas.
On this itinerary, we include a trip out to the neighbouring island of Saria which, along with Karpathos’ northern region is protected by Natura 2000 Reserve status. Saria is home to the abandoned settlement of Argos and is a beautiful place to visit. This is a tailor made holiday and so we can adapt the itinerary to suit your timeframe and interests, but we always have our expert guides, Evangelia and Minas on hand to show you all the best birding spots in our beautiful corner of Greece.
PlanetOur tours take place in the Regional Marine Park of Northern Karpathos Saria -Astakidonision. According to the Environmental Management Agency of the Karpathos-Saria protected area, Karpathos is home to one of the largest populations of the monk seal and has been declared one of the 'Important Bird Areas of Europe'. Our guides are locals with experience in enviromental protection thus our guests are able to learn detailed information about flora and fauna.
Morever, all together we try to keep clean a very important protected gulf, in the North part of Karpathos, from the plastics which the currents of Mediterranean sea bring there.
Our tours are designed very carefully to show this unique biodiversity and day by day we will walk in a paths with different types of ecosystems in order to enjoy the beautiful landscapes with all our senses.
During our eco-programs we avoid using plastic bags and we prefer to use traditional wool bags in order to combine environmental protection with reinforcement of local economy.
We always prefer local foods to reduce the adverse effects of large-scale agriculture and we follow the seasonality of food availability, as nature intended.
We invite you to contibute on this project and help us to protect our beautiful Island Karpathos!
PeopleOur tours are a life-alternig experience because they offer to our guests an authentic taste of our tradition way of life, staying in small with warm atmosphere hotels, visiting local craftsmen, tasting local delicacies and feeling at the full the original Greek hospitality we guarantee that you will live unforgettable moments with us!
On this tour more than 10 young people are involved. We gave a promise that we will stay in Karpathos also in the winter,even if it is so difficutl!
Evgenia is a farmer and she produce fresh cheese,butter and other dairy products.
Marina has a restaurant and she use only organic vegetables from her garden.
Roula has a vineyard and we always go there to taste the best wine and raki!
Evangelia is a passionate guide and she always gives her best to reveal the real Karpathos to her guests!
Minas is a flora expert guide full of knowledge and wisdom, he knows everything not only about the enviroment but also about the history of the place and it is plaesure to hear old stories and jokes from him!
Our team's ultimate aim is to create the sustainable developement on Karpathos Island.The financial situation of Greece is getting worse, unfortunatelly, but we will survive with your support and that's why we invite you to feel, see, taste, hear and share unique experience and unforgettable moments on the best Island of Greece!