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Late-Flowering Orchid Finding Trips

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Crete, Greece

  • Activities

    Flora Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Price 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.

  • Notes

    Places are limited to a maximum of 5, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please 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.


  • Himantoglossum samariense and many other rare orchids
  • Mountains around Thripti and Orino to find a variety of rare orchids
  • A relaxed day closer to home looking at orchids still in bloom around Elounda
  • Travel west along the north coast and then travel inland to an area of outstanding natural beauty, orchid meadows to see the last of the season’s blooms
  • A free day to explore the area and enjoy orchids fields around Elounda, a remote and wild area which is home to many rare orchids


Trip Info

Julia’s goal has always been to bring the rich diversity of plant life on the island to a wider audience. To do this, she has created a range of walks and outings to suit all interests and abilities. Whether you’re looking for a short walk or a day long hike over rough terrain, you will find rare and beautiful wildflowers no matter the season. One holiday offered is the Late-Flowering Orchid Finding Trips. This is an 8 day excursion taking place in the summer to discover the beauty of the late-flowering orchids. Hike mountains and trails in pursuit of the most beautiful flora Crete has to offer.

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