DATES: October 2018 (exact dates TBC)
LEADER: Răzvan Chişu
COST: In the region of £1,500
The Peloponnese might be the cradle of Greek civilisation but it's also a hot-spot of biodiversity. With more than 300 endemic plant species, there are few places in the world that are better for autumn flowering bulbs.
Join our 10-day tour of the Greek countryside to see the wide variety of bulbs and last of the summer flowers.
Sternbergia sicula (left) and Narcissus tazetta.
See Sternbergia sicula and Arisarum vulgare grow in profusion on this archaeological site.
This medieval city has been deserted for centuries but holds glorious views. See Campanula versicolor, Allium callimischon, Scilla autumnalis and Biarum tenuifolium.
This island citadel has good variable populations of Colchicum cupanii and Cyclamen crassifolium.
We'll spend three nights in this lovely coastal town. On the island of Cranea, Cyclamen graecum grows in every nook and cranny, each plant with a different leaf pattern.
Visit sites where Narcissus serotinus, Crocus boryi, Crocus niveus and the endemic Crocus goulimyi grow.
More species we hope to see include the autumn-flowering snowdrop, Galanthus reginae-olgae, Narcissus tazetta, Cyclamen hederifolium, Sterbergia lutea and Crocus malentherus.
Good food, a glass of retsina wine and a touch of history make for the complete Greek experience!