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Hymettus Mt

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Situated at the east part of Athens, Hymettus Mt is the closest birdwatching destination from Athens city center,
just 15 min drive from Syntagma Square.


Distance from Athens center 10 km (15-20 min drive)
Bird List
Hymettus Mt Bird List
Habitat Rocky mountain, with mixed alepo pine forest and makia shrubs
All year breeding species
Long-legged Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Chukar, Rock Nuthatch, Blue Rock Thrush, Sombre Tit, Cirl Bunting

Spring & Summer

Short-toed Eagle, Hoopoe, Red-rumped Swallow, Alpine Swift, Black-eared Wheatear, Rueppell's Warber, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Subapline Warbler, Cretzschmar's Bunting
Autumn Booted Eagle, Eleonorae's Falcon,  Bee-eater, Red-breasted Flycather, Semi-collared Flycatcher
Winter  Rock Nunting, Wallcreeper (scarce)

Map of Hymettus Mt, centered at the main birding areas, around Kesariani Monastery.






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Eastern Orphean Warbler
Eastern Orphean Warbler





 
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