Orchid Finding Trip
per person: 1,100 GBP
note that because of the rarity of some of these orchids, a detailed itinerary with
full details of likely finds will not be available until firm bookings are
received. Guests are also requested not
to publish or distribute details of these sites or to take GPS readings.
One – Tuesday
be met at Heraklion Airport and driven to their friendly and comfortable accommodation
at Corali apartments, overlooking the sea and close to the centre of Elounda resort.
Two – Wednesday
Trip to the
south coast to visit the site of Himantoglossum samariense and many other rare
orchids. This will be a full day
searching for these wonderful orchids in a remote mountain forest.
Three – Thursday
day’s trip to the mountains around Thripti and Orino to find a variety of rare
Four – Friday
A relaxed day
closer to home looking at orchids still in bloom around Elounda
Five – Saturday
A long day
today as we travel west along the north coast and then travel inland to an area
of outstanding natural beauty where we should find C. cucullata amongst other
rare and beautiful flowers.
Six – Sunday
A free day to
explore the area and enjoy orchids fields around Elounda.
Seven – Monday
drive, this time east along the north coast to a remote and wild area which is
home to many rare orchids, including Himantoglossum samariense.
Eight – Tuesday
Our final day
will be spent discussing our finds and, for those with late flights, there is
one more chance to go out into the orchid meadows to see the last of the
A 20% deposit
is required upon booking, the balance is due eight weeks before arrival date.
limited to a maximum of 6, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
contact Julia for further information.
(A single supplement may apply - please
check for further information)
of holiday includes:
self-catering accommodation in a
quiet and friendly family run apartment with breakfast provided, lunch,
all travel costs on the island,
including airport transfers, all trips accompanied by Julia Jones, FLS, Founder and President of ‘Flowers of
Crete’; information and advice, including flower
identification. Welcome drink and
farewell breakfast/coffee and cakes.
The cost of the
holiday does not include international flights,
telephone calls from your hotel or beverages other than tea or coffee. Guests
are advised to obtain their own travel insurance before their arrival.
organisers reserve the right to change this itinerary depending on external
circumstances such as weather conditions, which are beyond their control.