Day trip to Lake Kerkini, one of the 10 most valuable wetland habitats in Greece and one of the best destinations in Europe for nature observation of about 300 species of birds and rare animals. Among many species, admire the beautiful Flamingos and the magnificent Buffalos that walk nearby you! All these are combined with the wonderful view of Mount Beles and the majestic valley of Serres. It is an Ideal excursion for nature lovers, where you can enjoy a boat ride through the lake. Don’t miss this experience!
We visit :
The distance is 98km and lasts about 1 hour and a half and we reach the Dam of Kerkini Lake (Lithotopos area). Every season of the year hosts different species of birds so the visit hides a different surprise each time. The beautiful Flamingos though, live there all year round. The area for horse riding is situated next to the dam and you can enjoy a horse ride as long as the weather permits it.
Next, we have a hot cup of coffee and afterwards we make a stop to the farm, just some kilometers away, with the impressive buffalos that walk nearby you, observing and learning their history and habits.
Later on, we move a bit further to Vironia village and enjoy our lunch in a traditional Greek tavern, which at the end of the 2nd Balkan War (summer of 1993), used to be a Greek Military Command Center, where the King Constantine and the prime-minister Eleftherios Venizelos signed a peace covenant, making history and doubling the size of Greece.
We depart to Thessaloniki at about 14:00 taking the perimeter road of the west side of the lake. Leaving behind the enchanting scenery you will have watched not only a part, but the whole Lake Kerkini in total!
08:00 - aprox we pick you up from the designated meeting points (please find the one closer to you and inform us) and start our journey
The distance is 98km and lasts about 1 hour and a half and we reach the Dam of Kerkini Lake , break for a cup of coffee and our farm drive and stop !
14:00 we depart for Thessaloniki !
We depart to Thessaloniki at about 14:00 taking the perimeter road of the west side of the lake. Leaving behind the enchanting scenery you will have watched not only a part, but the whole Lake Kerkini and its beautiful surroundings in total !
An alternative opportunity to take in Greece's nature with breathtaking views of the lake and so many rare birds. Also, I would definitely recommend opting to pay the extra 5 euros each for horse-riding. It was unforgettable!