If you are visiting Northern Greece, Lake Kerkini is a must. This wonderful, all –year- round destination, will keep your eyes busy, with its stunning bio-diversity. Water-lilies, butterflies, plants, thousands of birds, buffalos and a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, are waiting for you to discover.
Protected by the International Convention of Ramsar, Lake Kerkini’s avifauna offers some of the best opportunities for both bird watching and bird photography in Greece. Home of the endangered Dalmatian pelicans, the lake is a real heaven for bird lovers!
Here, visitors will come across to spectaculars views and will have the chance to explore the lake through a variety of activities.
What to expect
Boat tour by the riverside forest, at the banks of the Strymonas river and the platforms of the pelicans is an unforgettable experience!
Horse riding for peaceful strolls along the lake shore (optional).
Walk around the Lakeshore fields as well as at the surrounding mountains of Beles and Krousia to discover in more depth the alluring flora and flauna of this blessed destination.
Visit a byzantine monastery. Adore the fabulous view of lake Kerkini from above.
A meal in a traditional restaurant (taverna) at a picturesque village , nestled in the heart of Mt. Belles forest. Enjoy mouth-watering Greek dishes based on local produce.
Transfer from/to Thessaloniki
Τhe boat tour with Lake guide
The horse ride
Anything not mentioned at the "Inclusions" section.
Have to know
Program language: English
If you are a birdwatcher or a bird photographer we can arrange for you a private tour around the lake and the surrounding areas in order to make the most of this majestic place.
Starting point for this 1 day tour is the White Tower - Thessaloniki.
This excursion is suitable for all ages and available all year round.
Boat Tour - Depending on the water depth which is changing throughout the year, different routes are followed. Life-jackets are provided.
Sport dressed is the most suitable outfit for the whole year. During summer days you have to wear sun protection, light or white clothes, sun glasses and hat. During winter time, please wear warm clothes.