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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

1. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

This is a day trip to Lake Kerkini, one of the 10 most valuable wetland habitats in Greece with about 300 species of birds and rare animals. Among the many species, admire the beautiful flamingos and the magnificent buffalos that walk near you. All these are combined with the wonderful view of Mount Beles and the majestic valley of Serres. You depart to Kerkini Lake by bus at 8:00 AM. You reach the Dam of Kerkini Lake (Lithotopos area) and enjoy bird watching through the lake. Every season of the year hosts different species of birds so the boat ride 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, you have a hot cup of coffee and afterwards you make a stop at the farm, just some kilometers away, wihere the impressive buffalos will walk near to you. Later on, you move a bit further to Vironia village and enjoy your lunch in a traditional Greek tavern. You depart to Thessaloniki at about 2:00 PM taking the perimeter road of the west side of the lake.

Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Lake Kerkini

2. Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Lake Kerkini

Explore the sublime landscape of Lake Kerkini, one of Europe's most important wetlands, and home to over 300 species of birds. Marvel at the spectacle of flamingos in the wild on an unforgettable boat tour. Get back to nature as you absorb the sight of herds of buffalo grazing around the lake on an incredible day trip from Thessaloniki. Explore the natural habitat of these stunning animals in style as you enjoy the opportunity to take a horse-riding trip around the lake. Absorb the breathtaking scenery as you continue on to the picturesque village of Ano Poroia, nestled at the foot of Mount Beles, to tuck into an authentic meal of local delicacies.

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What people are saying about Kerkini

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Great experience! We were very lucky to be only 2 people for that experience so it was like a private one day trip! John was amazing! He was at our disposal for any wish and he is so enjoyable! Please dont miss the boat trip as well! Thank you!

a great experience, great day!!! nice group and the best Cristos! recomended, you can see the birds, nature, nice places and taste traditional dishes. try it! it' s amading!!!

Due to the covid I had a private tour during this time. The tour guy was very knowledgeable, very caring. It was a great trip and I am booking another one!

Very nice trip and very good and informative tour guide. He was very kind and he knew lot of things about history which he shared with us.

Wonderful trip, good guide loads of Pelicans on the lake, also pink flamingos.