Kerkini Lake

Kerkini lake, one of the oldest Migratory Station of birds. Ideal destination for nature lovers in a great full day excursion close to rare species of birds !

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Description

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 :

  • Kerkini Lake
  • Lithotopos Dam
  • Vironia village 
  • 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! 

Itinerary

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 !

What’s included

  • Transportation to and from the Lake of Kerkini and the village of Vironia.
  • English-speaking trip attendant.
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation).

What’s excluded

  • The cost of the lunch and coffee at the restaurants.
  • The ticket for the one hour boat ride (10€ per person).
  • The cost of the horse riding (5€ per person/20’).

Important information

  • Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own trasfers to reach the designated meeting points and start the tour. 
  • You should be at the departure points 5’ earlier from the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops,
    except for boarding.
  • It is recommended to have comfortable footwear for the easy access to each point. 
  • INFANTS from 0 - 2 years old FREE of CHARGE, without seat.  

STARTING POINTS AND DEPARTURE TIME

  • Starting point: WHITE TOWER(Entrance) 08:00
  • Stop 1: MAKEDONIA PALACE HOTEL 08:05
  • Stop 2: ARISTOTELOUS square & EGNATIA (Venizelos Statue) 08:15
  • Stop 3: CAPSIS Hotel 08:20
  • Stop 4: THE MET Hotel 08:25 

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DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

NATURE

BIRDWATCHING

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Very special place

   

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!

17 January, 2020 by Jessica Adams