Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: June 2009

Here is a short report from my holiday in Zákynthos (Zante) with my girlfriend. Not a herping trip but still some nice observations, especially the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta).  I will write more text and include further photos over the course of the coming week. Read the report here

On thursday I was able to observe two Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) on Zakynthos thanks to some expert help from my Greek conservationist friend Yannis and his team. It really was an unforgettable experience and one I will always treasure. It was 36C here for the first five days, the hottest I have ever known for early June, but still seen lots of land reptiles as well as the turtles thanks to… Read More

You can now see a longer report with further photography from Crete. Or you can view the same report from the European Field Herping Community (EFHC): Crete In addition, my colleagues from Vienna have made a great report (auf Deutsch) from our trip to Andalusia in 2008 at

I am off to Zakynthos on thursday for 2 weeks (4-18), not a herping trip but a holiday with my girlfriend. However apart from our stay in a very touristy resort we will be spending three nights in an apartment in the beautiful hillsides at Gerakas, which may allow me to find some interesting species whilst walking around as I did here previously. The last time I was on this Greek Island in… Read More