Rodopi Mountain Range National Park

The Rodopi Mountain Range National Park (RMRNP) is located at the central-west massive of the mountain range of Rodopi. Its boundary is defined by the north-east slopes of Falakro Mountain and it continues following the north riverbank of Nestos, to the Greek – Bulgarian borders and the mountainous area of Xanthi.

The Rodopi Mountain Range hosts a rich variety of ecosystems of the Balkan Peninsula. Almost 60% of the European mountain species can be found here and the area is considered one of the most important ecological regions of Europe, being the southern border of expansion for many species from central and northern Europe. Here are situated the most productive forests of Greecethat give refuge to many important wildlife species such as boars, bears, wolves, foxes, deer and smaller animals and reptiles. More than 100 species of birds have been recorded in the area such as golden eagles, goshawk, grouse, woodcock, etc. Due to the fact that the Rodopi Mountain Range was never covered with ice during the Pleistocene period makes the region a botanical paradise of flora species variety. The remote forests (Beech and European Black Pine, Oak etc.) and diverse biotopes (Alpine and subalpine) of the area host many endemic species of herbs and wild flowers like the Lilium rhodopeum και Viola thodopeia. The orchids nourishing the meadows and mountain slopes in a variety of colours and forms offer impressive and spectacular sceneries.

What to do and see

The gentle slopes of the Rhodopes and the pristine nature area attract the trekking and mountain hiking enthusiasts. In the foothills of the Rhodope Range, Xanthi, the jewel of Thrace is built. In the narrow streets of the Old Town the visitor can explore the decorated preserved houses with the distinctive architecture, which is an amazing mixture of different styles: the Greek neoclassicism, local architecture and Ottoman style. Trademark of New Town on the other hand, is the square with the Clock and the tobacco warehouses and the visor has definitely pay a visit to the Bazaar of the city.

Solo & Group Travel

Visit to Culture Treasures

Exploring Cultural & Natural Treasure

Take part in an exciting journey exploring Greece's rich wildlife and impressive culture. You will be based in a single good quality hotel, and will take daily field trips to National Parks and cultural sites. This expedition takes places within the five National Parks of Epirus Region, renowned for landscapes of exceptonal beauty and marvellous variety of fauna and flora. The region’s fascinating ancient, historical and religious heritage will not be forgotten...Read more...

Marine wildlife surveys

Summer Adventures

An excellent opportunity for those wishing to spend a week observing marine wildlife, while meeting the daily challenges of living on a sailing vessel. You have the opportunity to become one of the crew and learn the traditional skills and tasks of a sailor including keeping watches, setting sails, steering, navigation and more. You will participate in wildlife surveys around the waters of the Ionian Islands, focusing on Short-beaked Common Dolphin...Read more...

Birdwatching in protected areas

Wildlife Expeditions

Explore the wildlife of some of the most pristine National Parks of Northern Greece, outstanding areas that are excellent destinations for bird, wildflower, butterfly and photography enthusiasts or for those who simply wish to unwind in the tranquillity of nature. This trip is for those who want to discover few of the region's best wildlife hotspots observing rare and endangered species, feel the insights of Thessaloniki long history and cosmopolitan life, and visit distinctive archaeological... Read more...

Volunteer & Education

Protected Areas Management

Protected Areas

Experience a truly rewarding Protected Area Management programme in the pristine National Parks of the Epirus Region. Working closely with Park’s staff and inspiring environmentalists, volunteers undertake various field work and office duties to assist in the implementation of the Parks’ day-to-day Management and conservation efforts. .. Read more...

Wildlife Surveys in Tzoumerka National Park

Wildlife Surveys

Participate in the monitoring and research of National Parks' abudant wildlife.In this project volunteers will be involved with the monitoring and research of the Parks’ rich wildlife. You will be working together with the Parks’ personell and other highly experienced scientists and you will learn a range of skills from those focused on research... Read more...

Monk Seal Pup

Autumn Eco-Navigation

An excellent opportunity for those wishing to engage in marine conservation projects and marine wildlife surveys while living and working on a sailing vessel. As a volunteer you will become one of the crew and learn the traditional skills and tasks of a sailor including keeping watches, setting sails, steering, navigation, galley cooking duties, and vessel upkeep. You will participate in wildlife surveys ... Read more...

Butterfly on a wildflower

Nature Guides/Ecotourism

This is a great opportunity for those wishing to gain intense experience, knowledge and skills as Nature Guides and amateur nature & wildlife photographers. This intern programme offers the best in theoretical teaching and hands-on information and experience for participants who are keen to establish themselves as a professional Nature Guide or for the adventurous type wanting to gain ... Read more...

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Pindos Nat. Park
Pamvotis Lake
Acherontas Nat.Park
Amvrakikos Nat. Park
Metsovo village
Ioannina city
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Kerkini Lake
Axios-Aliakmonas Delta
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Mount Olympus Park
Nestos-Vistonida Delta
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