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THE PELOPONNESE

 

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.

 

peloponnese tour 2018

Sternbergia sicula (left) and Narcissus tazetta.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Mycenae 

See Sternbergia sicula and Arisarum vulgare grow in profusion on this archaeological site.


Mystras 

This medieval city has been deserted for centuries but holds glorious views. See Campanula versicolor, Allium callimischon, Scilla autumnalis and Biarum tenuifolium.


Monemvasia

This island citadel has good variable populations of  Colchicum cupanii and Cyclamen crassifolium.


Gythio

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.


Mani peninsula

Visit sites where Narcissus serotinus, Crocus boryi, Crocus niveus and the endemic Crocus goulimyi grow. 


Other plants

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!

 

 

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES

 

For more information or to book your place, please contact the AGS Centre.

See our full list of 2018 tours

 

 

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