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CROCUSES OF THE TAURUS MOUNTAINS - WITH GREENTOURS

 

DATES:  10 - 22 March 2018

LEADERS:  Yasemin Konuralp & Osman Erol

COST:  London return; £2,375, Antalya to Dalaman; £2,150 

ACCOMMODATION: Three and four star hotels

 

Crocuses Taurus Mountains  

 

WHY VISIT?
 

A must for Crocus enthusiasts - there are no less than 28 species on the agenda for this tour. 

You'll find yourself in expert hands: your tour leaders have helped make many new discoveries in Western Turkey. Yasemin even has one named after her; Crocus yaseminiae. 

 

 

Crocuses Taurus Mountains  

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Gembos Yayla:  On the high pastures, you'll find yellow Crocus gembosii and purple-striped blue Crocus mavii hybridise to produce a kaleidoscope of colour.

 

  • Crocus calanthus:  Spy this large, very rare Crocus in the cedar of Lebanon forests. 

 

  • New discoveries:  Near Antalya, you'll see Crocus aff. tauri and a Crocus discovered so recently, it's still yet to be named. 

 

  • Baba Dağı:  Here we'll discover two special bulbs; Fritillaria forbesii and Scilla forbesii. Alongside paths are rare Iris pamphylica, yellow Fritillaria carica, pink Anthemis rosea and many more. 

 

Crocuses Taurus Mountains  

 

ITINERARY
 

   DAY 1

   Arrive Antalya. 

   Transfer to Alanya.

   DAY 2

   

   Sarıveliler and the Taşeli Mountains.

 

   DAY 3

   

   Akseki: Gündoğmuş & Geyik Dağı.

 

   DAY 4

   

   Akseki: Gembos Yayla

 

   DAYS 5 - 6

   

   Pamphylia.

 

   DAY 7

   

   Tahtalı Mountain.

 

   DAYS 8 - 10

 

   Elmali: Ak Dağı and the Beydağları.

 

   DAYS 11 - 12

   

   Fethiye and Baba Dağı.

 

   DAY 13

 

   Departure from Dalaman.

 

 

A full itinerary is available to download from the Greentours website

 

crocus calanthus  

 

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
 

To secure your place, please download and complete the booking form

For any enquiries and to check availability, please contact Greentours direct. 

 

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