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Birdwatching Tours around Athens.

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The city of Athens is not just Acropolis! Watch Rock Nuthatch, Sombre Tit, Ruppell's Warbler & Cretzschmar's Bunting just a 20 min ride from the city center !!! Hymettus (Immitos) mountain vlakbij Athene, halve dag vogelexcursie
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Athene half day tour Imittos (Hymettus) Mountain
Imittos (8123 hectares) is a long but narrow mountain (total length 20 km), with its highest peak reaching at 1026m, second highest in Athens, after Mount Parnitha. Starting from Kesariani area, officially an Aesthetic Forest, we walk in the pine and cypress forest, olive orchard, and Mediterranean shrub area. As we move towards the top, the landscape becomes more rocky and steep, with many aromatic plants such as thyme and oregano. An impressive panoramic view of all Athens is enjoyed from most parts of our trail. Splendid view of the Aegean sea from Imittos Mt. Target Bird Species (depending on season) Short-toed Eagle, Chukar, Turtle Dove, Rock Nuthatch, Pallid Swift, Alpine Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-eared Wheatear, Hoopoe, Sombre Tit, Blue Rock Thrush, Subalpine Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Ruppell’s Warbler, Rock Bunting, Cretzschmar’s Bunting
Rates per person Imittos tour: 1 person: € 90, 2 persons: € 70

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Athene half day Schinias National Park
The area (5000 hectares) is located at the NE part of Attiki, at the Marathon plain and if fringed by the lowlying mountains of Karoubalo, Pounta and Draconera. The marsh turns into a swamp in winter, receiving significant quantities of sea water subterraneously and fresh water from springs in autumn (changes in salinity). Close to the historic city of Marathon, the extensive wetland which includes ponds, reed beds, rocky cliffs, pine forest and seashore has recently become an official National Park, the third around Athens region. As many as 6 observatories can be used by birdwatchers, while a maze of paths is covering practically most of the area. Panoramic view of Lake Stomi, at Schinias National Park The site remains an ecological quality despite its proximity to Athens. This is comprised of the following elements: 1) a variety of habitats with rapid interchange in a relatively small area, 2) its flora is rich in common species and also contains endemic and local endemics, 3) its fauna contains strictly protected species (birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish), 4) the area is very important for migratory birds as one of the few resting places, whereby spring and autumn routes traverse the peninsula of Attiki. More than 200 bird species have been recorded over the last years. Target Bird Species (depending on season) Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Ferruginous Duck, Hobby, Long-Legged Buzzard, Spotted Eagle, Turtle Dove, Scops Owl, Black-winged Stilt, Curlew Sandpiper, Hoopoe, Black-eared Wheatear, Pallid Swift, Alpine Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Cetti's Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Penduline Tit, Woodchat Shrike, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Rueppell's Warbler, Cretzshmar's Bunting. Mammals: Red Fox, Stone Marten, Eurasian Badger, Cape Hare, Eastern European Hedgehog
Rates per person Schinias tour: 1 person: € 100, 2 persons: € 80

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Athens day tour Athene Panorama
This is a unique combination of our two major half day trip in Imittos Mt and Schinias National Park, together with visiting smaller, but still very interesting birding sites, such at Spata area, Loutsa Lagoon, Vravrona Estuary, Pendeli Mt. You will be surprised of how many species you can get just going around Athens, in this one long day birding experience. Target Bird Species (depending on season) Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Ferruginous Duck, Spotted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Eleonora’s Falcon, Chukar, Black-winged Stilt, Hoopoe, Penduline Tit, Rock Nuthatch, Blue Rock Thrush, Black-eared Wheatear, Sombre Tit, Moustached Warbler, Rueppell’s Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Olivaceous Warbler, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Black-headed Bunting  
Rates per person dagexcursie: 1 persooon: € 150, 2 persons: €
110. drinks and food included.
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Your guide: Spiros
He is the main tour guide for all Athens tours. Since 2004, he is proud to be assigned by the Hellenic Ornithological Society as Caretaker of Schinias National Park on a volunteer basis. Monitoring bird species of the area yearlong, tracking the threats of the natural environment of the Park, as well as guiding birdwatching trips nationwide are some of his interests, not to mention his never ending love for bees (being a professional beekeeping advisor and amateur beekeeper) and plants. He also runs a landscape designing business, focusing on Mediterranean plant species and bird gardening. He has an excessive experience in tour leading eco-orientated trips, being a former tour guide for Adrenaline S.A. He has published several articles on entomological, ornithological and environmental issues, in international and national periodicals and newspapers. He speaks Greek (native tongue), English, French fluently and fairly well Spanish
Meeting point:
Metro station Pallini or Metro station Katehaki. Pick-up and return at your hotel possible.
Pallini Metrostation in Athene  Pallini Metro station Google maps.

Katehaki Metrostation Athene  Katehaki Metro station Google maps.

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