Human intervention created this heaven. At 1932 the first dam at the waters of Strimonas River was constructed and gradually Lake Kerkini was formed. Read more about the history of Lake Kerkini.
The coastal vegetation with riparian forests with wild willows, the floating lily pads in an area of thousands of acres, the great fish variety, the buffaloes that swim in the serene lake waters, but also the wonderful horizon formed by the mountains of mount Belles and Krousion, make this land extremely attractive. The lake offers unique observation conditions for birds. Today it is one of Europe’s best places for natural observation of almost 300 rare and protected species that live and reproduce here. It is not a coincidence that scientists and amateurs from all over the world visit us every year to carry out their researches.