Herping Tours

Herping Tours around Athens & Peloponnese

Greece's herpetofauna is one of the richest in Europe. During spring and autumn we offer private herping tours around Athens and Eastern Peloponnese. Depending on your targets, we can arrange a unique itinerary and let you enjoy close views of some of the most iconic and colorful snakes, lizards and amphibians of Europe.  

Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla) HERPING ATHENS
Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla) one of the
 most striking snakes of Europe

Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes) HERPING ATHENS
Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes) is a venomous
but shy species of snake

Target species list for areas around Athens ("P" is for eastern Peloponnese)

Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra)
European Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)

Common Toad (Bufo bufo
European Green Toad (Bufotes viridis)
European Tree Frog (Hyla arborea
Balkan Frog (Pelophylax kurtmuelleri)
Agile Frog (Rana dalmatina)
Greek Stream Frog (Rana graeca) (P)

European Green Toad (Bufotes viridis) in amplexus
European Green Toad (Bufotes viridis) in amplexus

Balkan Pond Turtle (Muremys rivulata)
European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) near threatened
Hermann's Tortoise (Testudo hermani) near threatened
Marginated Tortoise (Testudo marginata)

Marginated Tortoise (Testudo marginata) HERPING  Athens
Marginated Tortoise (Testudo marginata) found all around Athens

Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis)
Peloponnese Slow Worm (Anguis cephallonicus) (P) ENDEMIC SPECIES
Europeran Glass Lizard (Pseudopus apodus)

Kotschyi's Gecko (Cyrtopodion kotschyi)
Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)

Greek Keeled Lizard (Argyroides moreoticus) (P) ENDEMIC SPECIES
Greek Rock Lizard (Hellenolacerta graeca) (P) ENDEMIC SPECIES
Balkan Green Lizard (Lacerta trilineata)
Aegean Wall Lizard (Podacris erhardii)
Common Wall Lizard (Podacris muralis)
Peloponnese Wall Lizard (Podacris peloponnesiacus) (P) ENDEMIC SPECIES
Balkan Wall Lizard (Podacris tauricus) (P)
European Snake-eyed Skink (Ablepharus kitaibelli)
Ocellated Skink (Chalcides ocellatus)
Greek Snake Snink (Ophiomorus punctatissimus)

Peloponnese Wall Lizard (Podacris peloponnesiacus)
Peloponnese Wall Lizard (Podacris peloponnesiacus

Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus)
European Blond Snake (Thyphlops vermicularis)
Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca) (P)
Caspian Whip Snake (Dolichophis caspius)
Four-lined Snake (Elaphe quatorlineata)
Balkan Whip Snake (Hierophis gemonensis) (P)
Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus)
Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)
Dice Snake (Natrix tesselata)
Dahl's Whip Snake (Platyceps najatum)
European Cat Snake (Telescopus fallax)
Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla)
Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes

Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla) HERPING GREECE
Leopard Snake (Zamenis situla)

Dahl's Whip Snake (Platyceps najatum) HERPING GREECE
Dahl's Whip Snake (Platyceps najatum)

Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus) HERPING ATHENS
Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus)

Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)
Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)

Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus) HERPING ATHENS
Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus)