Day trip to Kerkini Lake, one of the 10 most valuable wetland habitats in Greece, ideal for nature observation of about 300 species of birds and rare animals.
Among many species, admire the beautiful flamingos and the magnificent buffalos; inextricable parts of the greek fauna.
All these are combined with the wonderful view of Mount Beles and the verdant valley of Serres forming the paradise of alternative tourism.
It’s an ideal excursion for nature lovers, where you can enjoy a boat ride through the lake of the National Park. Don’t miss this experience!
Please note that this tour offers pick up and drop off service from designated pick up points in Thessaloniki. Simply select the pick up point that is closer to your accommodation from the list and our driver will be on his way! Pick up time will be displayed on your ticket, which you will receive after the booking.
We depart to Kerkini Lake:
‣ at 08:00 from the White Tower,
‣ at 08:05 from the hotel Makedonia Palace,
‣ at 08:15 from Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (at the statue of Venizelos),
‣ at 08:20 from hotel Capsis and
‣ at 08:25 from The Met Hotel
The distance is 98km and lasts approximately 1½ hour.
We reach the dam of the picturesque Kerkini Lake in the area of Lithotopos. Each season of the year the lake hosts different species of birds, therefore every visit hides a different surprise for the traveler.
The beautiful flamingos though, can be found there all year round and their characteristic pink plumage colors the blue surface of the lake giving enchanting views combined with the verdant surrounding landscape. The horse riding area is located next to the dam where we can enjoy a ride and feel part of this wonderful natural scenery (optional and upon notification).
Later on, we have a coffee break and then continue our trip to the east part of the lake, visiting a traditional farm with impressive buffalos that walk next to us; observing their movements in their natural environment and learning their unique history.
We visit also the historic village of Vironia, to enjoy our lunch break in a traditional greek tavern that during the end of the 2nd Balkan War (in summer of 1993) was used as a Greek Military Command Center.
There, King Constantine and the prime-minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos, signed a peace covenant making history and doubling the size of the country.
We depart to Thessaloniki at around 14:00 enjoying the way back through the perimeter road of the west side of the lake. Leaving behind the enchanting scenery we will experience not only a part, but the whole Lake Kerkini in total!
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