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Vulture: a flight over the last hideouts of the cretan Vulture

Trekking and bird-watching at Asterousia, the southernmost mountain range of Europe

A penetrating look into the Cretan island through the eyes of a scavenging bird that has touched Cretans more than any other. We will go up to the mountains to seek these extraordinary creatures.

We are inviting our fellow-travelers to participate in carefully observing the behavior of Vulturesdaily life. Touring their last viable micro-communities is accompanied by exploration of the bird fauna of the island and the role this king of the Vultures plays in it.

Description

Bird-Watching/ Environmental tour, guided by a specialist in bird-watching

These are places that, although a stone’s throw away, may have never crossed your mind … A penetrating look into the wild yet hospitable nature of our island through the eyes of a scavenging bird that has touched Cretans more than any other: the Griffon Vulture [Gyps fulvus].

Such an approach to our insular biodiversity will definitely change what you thought you knew till now…

Our itinerary entails trekking through unknown gorges, river beds, the famous, breath-taking cliffs [gremoi] of the Asterousia mountain range, and the Kofinas peak that has excited the imagination and awe of local residents since antiquity.

Watching these rare birds with the help of modern equipment and having them presented by experts, through descriptions, a slide show, a printed guide and the use of techniques of audience participation will add to the excitement.

  • type: Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
  • activities: Hiking,Bird-Watching, Environmental/Ecosystems
  • tags: Nature, Gyps, Ecosystems, Asterousia mountain
  • duration: 1 days
  • on request: Yes, No
  • location: Asterousia mountain range (South Heraklion), Heraklio
Type
Hiking, Guided Trips/Tours
Activities
Hiking,Bird-Watching, Environmental/Ecosystems
Tags
Nature, Gyps, Ecosystems, Asterousia mountain
Indicative Price (Total)
€120 per person
Costs

9-12 persons: €85
6-8 persons: €110
3-5 persons: €120
2 persons:     €160
1 person:       €280

Minimum No. of persons
1
Maximum No. of persons
12
Difficulty Level
2 (Easy)
Difficulty Level Notes

Level of difficulty / Risk factor: 2Α-ΧΜ**

Personal Equipment

Shoes for trekking / Trekking poles / Sun-screen oil, hat, sunglasses / Windproof jacket / Small rucksack

Languages

Greek, English

Duration
1 days
Notes

Provisional programme: 09:00 - 17:00

Starting location for the guiding: Sterners village, in Asterousia
For spring and autumn: 3 hours trekking at the area of Kofinas peak (branch), Platanias village, Ampas gorge /Meal at the local tavern and presentation, Return.
For summer: 2 hours trekking at the area of Kofinas peak (branch), Platanias village, Ampas gorge /Meal at the local tavern and presentation, Return.

On Request
Yes, No
Schedule

EVERY SATURDAY: 9.00 – 17.00 (May – October)
Upon request: (May - October) A trip can be also organized on request with at least 4 days’ notice and an extra charge for the transfer.

All inclusive
Yes
Included Services

Presentation of Trip's theme

  • Specialist: Specialist in bird-watching
  • A manual in English for each traveler (with references, texts, photos, maps etc)
  • Technical Equipement: Binoculars for each traveler

Personnel

  • Extra guide (For more than 5 people)
  • Driver
  • Translator (upon request)

Food/Accommodation

  • Branch
  • Meal
  • Beverage (Water)

Transfer

  • Transfer to the starting point of the trips & return
  • Transportation to the sites of the trip

Other

  • Personal Insurance
  • Rucksack (upon request)
Not Included Services
  •  Personal expenses, tips, visa’s cost, taxes
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