Wildlife Expeditions

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Central Macedonia is a region of outstanding beauty where the visitor can feel the glory of Alexander the Great and the majesty of Byzantium Empire. The visitor can also explore  snow-capped mountain peaks, with famous ski centres, caves, lakes and rivers, and a great variety of Protected Areas that are home to innumerable species of plants and animals, many of which are endemic. Some of the most important National Parks of Greece are situated in this region. The wetlands and lakes of Northern Greece are renowned for their fantastic bird life, boasting large numbers of avian species, butterflies and flowers within a small area. In Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia the visitor will enjoy superb food, night life, picturesque villages retaining the old customs and traditions, and many unique ancient and historical sites.

On this tour we can explore few of the region's best wildlife hotspots observing rare and endangered species living in this fabulous region as well as some of Greece’s most famous culture monuments.

This trip is designed to explore, Prespa Lakes, Axios-Loudias-Alikamonas Estuaries and Kerkini Lake, which are excellent destinations for bird, wildflower, butterfly and photography enthusiasts or for those who simply wish to unwind in the tranquillity of nature. It is also planned for the visitors who wish to feel the insights of Thessaloniki’s long history and cosmopolitan life, a city which has been home to a mosaic of ethnic groups – Turks, Jews, Europeans, and Greeks -and today is the cultural and economic centre of the Balkans. The region’s ancient, historical and religious heritage will not be forgotten, as the visitor will have the opportunity to inspect unique archaeological finds, museums, churches and sites.


7 nights in 2 and 3 star hotels with en suite rooms, in Thessaloniki (3 nights), Kerkini Lake (2 nights) and Prespes Lakes (2 nights).

Group size

Available to solo and group/ family travel.  The minimum group size is 4 participants and the maximum is 8.

Pick up Point

Thessaloniki international airport


30% deposit is required


All breakfasts and 6 picnic packed lunches. Dinners not included.


Birds, butterflies, vegetation, wildlife photography. Mountain landscapes, ancient - historical sites and culture monuments.

Duration & Fees

The expedition lasts 8 days. Custom itineraries and dates can be arranged for groups and families.

  • €1190 – 8 days (Per Person based on twin shared room)
  • €1300 - 8 days (Per person single occupancy)

Prices incl. VAT

Start Dates
  • 24 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
What is included?
  • Pre-departure support
  • Return transfers to and from Thessaloniki International Airport
  • Arrival orientation
  • Necessary project equipment (binoculars, GPS) and materials (field identification guides)
  • Transfers to expedition area locations and National Parks
  • Accommodation at 2 or 3 stars Hotels in Thessaloniki city, Kerkini and Agios Germanos (Prespa) villages
  • Breakfast and packed lunch daily
  • Experienced/ qualified biologist/ environmentalist as group Leader/ Nature guide
  • 24-hour emergency phone support
What is not Included
  • International and domestic flights or bus tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Prespa and Kerkini Lakes, and the Axios-Loudias-Alikamonas Estuaries are considered few of Greece’s most important wildlife biodiversity hotspots.
  • Exceptional fauna and flora with many rare, endangered and endemic species (birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, wildflowers etc.)
  • Popular destinations in close proximity.
  • Visit  historical sites and monuments
  • Nightlife and shopping in Thessaloniki
  • Enjoy delicious local recipes
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