x Flowers, migratory birds, seals on nature agenda
x Greek precautions in place vs any Covid on island
x Regular walking tours to start early April
Kythnos Hiking (www.kythnoshiking.com) will start the 2021 holiday season on the Greek Cycladic island at the end of March with tours to see the spring nature on the island, such as rare exotic flowers, migratory birds, and monk seals in secluded bays.
Naturalists will be able to enjoy a series of orchids, the magical Kythnos black fritillary tulip-like flower, migratory birds such as various herons and the glossy ibis on the wetlands, which takeover beaches in the wet winter/spring.
Greek naturalist David Koutsogiannopoulos will lead the tours. He has documented the island species in his Kythnos Island a Nature Guide giving a month-by-month timetable when to see them. All guests receive a free copy.
The first tour starts on Monday 22 March and booking is exclusively via UK nature operator Greentours (http://www.greentours.co.uk/Europe/KYTHNOS/).
We will run our own tours the following weeks starting Monday 29 March and Monday 5 April also with David as leader.
Unlike our regular hiking tours much of the nature tours will be in a minibus, or similar, and will not involve extensive walking. Sample details of our own two tours are available on our website www.kythnoshiking.
Because of David's addition and extra transport, including a boat trip around the coast, the price for the 29 March and 5 April tours requires a 150 euro supplement to our normal 6-day price of 395 euro per person.
After the nature tours we return to our traditional hiking tours to historic sites, wild countryside, beaches and traditional villages. Booking for all tours is on the website. Protection against Covid will be paramount.
For further information email Nigel Tutt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 0030 693 7788 764.