This is the story of a Greek lake… Created by man and adored by mother nature… A weeping Meadow… full of natural beauty… Kerkini Lake
Macedonia, Greece An artificial reservoir that hosts wildlife, one of the most important wetlands in Europe The lake is situated 40 km northeast of the city of Serres and 100 km from Thessaloniki and it is surrounded by Mounts Belles and Mavrovouni. The lake is a rare example of fine human intervention in a superb natural landscape: the delicate balance of the ecosystem has been preserved to offer great benefits to the region. Top Activities
at Lake Kerkini #1 Enjoy this bird watching paradise idieally during spring and autumn migration periods, when great number of species can be easily spotted. however, you can offer yourself an intense birding experience in Kerkini all year long. #2 Go fishing and explore the rich fish fauna of the lake. Do not wait until you try delicious dishes at the tavernas of the area… #3 Go on a romantic boat ride(with traditional boats) and observe – at a safe distance – the special constructed platforms where pelicans nestle. Go canoeing & feel the lake! #4 Trace the greatest number of buffalos in Greece – there is an estimation of some 700 of them living here. Try horse riding or even hiking in the mountain trails #5The lake is approximately 15 km long and its maximum width, when full, reaches 8,5 km. For wheel pleasure opt for biking or 4X4 off roading. Attractions around Kerkini #1 Visit Timios Prodromos Monastery, a stunning place at Akritochori village #2 Revitalize yourself at the Sidirokastro traditional hamam spa (turkish baths) #3 Petritsi village at the north side of the lake will thrill you! Oasis taverna offers the best traditional plates and flavors you have ever taste, such as stuffed mushrooms, buffalo meat and many more…! #3 Serres city, the capital of the local province. Discover the authentic Macedonian way of life, the architecture and rech history. Don’t miss bougatsa cheese pie, akane local sweets and the christmas bazaar at Koulas hill! #4 Endless moments of satisfaction enjoying fresh fish at the local taverns, are waiting you at Lithotopos village. Here you will find the dam of the lake EXTRA Tip The director Teo Angelopoulos filmed here, in Kerkini Lake, part of his trilogy: “The weeping Meadow” during the 90’s. A very popular destination for ecotourism lovers, environmental scholars and field researchers Whatever your special interest, just get there and enjoy the wonderful scenery: Lake Kerkini is waiting for you! Like this video. Write a comment. Share! Runnismos Travel Guru.
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