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Wildlife holidays in Cyprus with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidays in Cyprus

Tell me about Cyprus …

The Republic of Cyprus is a rugged, sun-drenched island at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe.

It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Until independence in 1960, Cyprus was under British administration. The Republic of Cyprus is now divided into two parts, with the northern region occupied by Turkey.

The Troodos Mountains cover the south and central areas of the island, while the narrow Kyrenia range runs along the northern coastline. It has a gentle Mediterranean climate and in early spring, while Western Europe endures late winter gloom, Cyprus enjoys clear blue skies and warm sunshine.

Our Cyprus specialist recommends...

"I recommend ‘The Island of Cyprus’ tour to enjoy the warmth of spring whilst we search for migrating birds, wonderful orchids and other flowering plants on the Isle of Aphrodite."

Kerrie Porteous
Operations Manager

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View back to Kyrenia (Andy Harding)Marsh Harrier (Alan Outen)Ornithogalum umbellatumOpen air breadmaking (Andy Harding)Cretzschmar’s BuntingCyprus WarblerGlossy IbisHoopoeBlue Rock ThrushCorn BuntingCrested LarkCyprus WarblerYiannis explaining geology, Coastal path nr baths of Aphrodite (Heather Osborne)Cyprus WarblerPaphos blue, nr Asprokemmos Reservoir (Heather Osborne)Cyprus WheatearMediterranean chameleon (Lisa Williamson)View of the Chrysochou Bay (Lisa Williamson)

What’s special about the wildlife?

North Cyprus is renowned in the botanical world for its astonishing variety of flora.
Over 300 species of bird have been recorded in Cyprus, and its bird migration can be particularly spectacular when numerous species pass through, including such rarities as Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Caspian Plover and White-breasted Kingfisher.

Naturetrek tours to Cyprus

Naturetrek offers two wildlife holidays to Cyprus focusing on the birds, flowers and culture.

What might I see?

  • Hillsides cloaked in cheerful anemones, asphodels & marigolds
  • Up to 30 species of orchid including the stunning endemic Cyprus Bee Orchid
  • Birds & flowers of the maquis & mountains
  • Glittering turquoise waters, sun-bleached rocks & characterful tavernas

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Cyprus HOLIDAYS

J.G.
Bedfordshire
Spring in North Cyprus

Andy and Alan - very knowledgeable and made sure everyone saw most things. Weather - good most of the time which helps for butterflies. Plenty of migrating birds plus lots of alternative flora and fauna.

V.J.
Nottinghamshire
Spring in North Cyprus

The knowledge, commitment, good humour and helpfulness of Jenny and John Willsher were outstanding - faultless.
Yiannis was an excellent leader, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything - flora, geology and history of the island. We visited a wide range of habitats so there was always something new to discover and learn. A well paced tour to offer variety and interest.