Kerkini Lake

 

Kerkini Lake

Kerkini  Lake is located in the prefecture of Serres, north of Thessaloniki, at Macedonia Greece and it is one of the most important wetlands in Europe.
This wonderful biosphere of Kerkini Lake  is recouped by the International Convention of Ramsar and presents numerous admirable elements. Thousands of birds, both rare and protege, riverside forests, water-lilies in a large area, fish variety and fantastic panoramic view from the mountains of Beles and Krousia give it a characteristic tone.
Kerkini Lake Greece hosts 227 kid of birds, especially non-migrants, 76 of them are recorded in the National Red Catalogue  while at least 31 of them are protected by EEC’s Directive concerning wild life. What makes an exceptional presence is the buffalo’s herd in the area, as well as the one of the jackelo in the area of Kerkini Lake.
In the surrounding area of Kerkini Lake there are at least 10 amphibian species ( as frogs, salamanders, tritons) 5 snail species, 19 reptile species as lizards, snakes, turtles) and a great variety of insects which play an important part in the food chain and contribute owards the biological resources of the lake.
Kerkini Lake was awarded as one of European Committee’s Destination of Excellence in 2010.
Visitors and Nature Lovers have the ability to enjoy the rare beauty of this beautiful and peaceful place as well as to admire both the environment and the large population of birds. The amazing landscape offers the opportunity to admire a nature’s beauty, actually  is a one of the places that can’t find pure nature like Kerkini Lake  anywhere else. 

Kerkini Lake on the Map

 


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