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Lake Kerkini

Listed under Birdwatching in Greece.

  • Photo of Lake Kerkini
  • European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
  • White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
  • Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
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Lake Kerkini is a manmade reservoir and was created in 1932. It is one of the most important wetlands of Greece and Southern Europe with a very rich flora and fauna. More than 300 bird species, including several globally threatened or endangered species such as the Dalmatian Pelican and the Pygmy Cormorant, 27 reptile species and 12 species of amphibians have been recorded in the area. Around the lake there is the greatest number of water buffalos in Greece.

The area surrounding Lake Kerkini has been declared a National Nature Reserve and is protected by the International RAMSAR Convention. The lake is a paradise for bird watchers and nature photographers.

Lake Kerkini is situated about 100 km from Thessaloniki in Northern Greece, south of the Greek-Bulgarian border.

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