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  • MyGreece | My Ecotourism Escape in Lake Kerkini
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My Ecotourism escape in Lake Kerkini

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Thessaloniki - Start Any Day

Explore one of Europe’s top wetlands. Lake Kerkini is the ideal destination for bird watchers and nature lovers at general. Cruise around the lake and enjoy great fauna and flora trekking or horse riding in the surrounding plains.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Travel Style: Adventure, Wildlife
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Pick up: from your accommodation
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hrs

Highlights

  • Observe rare bird species, water buffalos and flamingos
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on the Kerkini Lake, one of 10 Ramsar site in Greece
  • Enjoy view of Mount Beles and the vast valley of Serres
  • Walk or horse ride along the lake and see the Lithotopos Dam
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Greek taverna in Ano Poroia or Vyronia

Inclusions

  • Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Thessaloniki
  • Transportation by luxury A/C minivan or private car
  • English speaking tour escort
  • 1hour shared boat tour
  • Basic insurance (during transportation)
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other optional activities (4x4 tour, horse riding, cycling, kayak or canoe, hiking tour)

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect

Depart from your accommodation in the morning to the shores of Lake Kerikini in the northern part of Greece. Lake Kerkini is an artificial lake that provides habitat of incomparable beauty and is considered among the best biodiverse environment in Europe. 22 different habitat types are found here, resulting in a quite amazing variety of wildlife. There are around 1.300 plant species, 4.300 insect species, 30 fish species, 26 species of reptiles, around 60 species of mammal, 11 species of amphibians and more than 300 bird species. During our visit, cruise around the lake in a “plava”, typical traditional wooden boat, to learn about the flora and fauna as well as the history of the area, and to observe rare birds in their nestling locations, large colonies of water buffalo, flamingos, pelicans, cranes and cormorants (depending the season of your visit). Free time to walk around the lake or to pick one of local optional activities, such as horse riding, cycling, kayaking or canoeing, hiking. Taste delicious food and local specialties like buffalo meat, yoghurt and cheese, and lake fish. An amazing ecosystem, ideal for one day escape from the hassle of a big city. In the afternoon, head back to Thessaloniki.

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FAQ

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold MY GREECE signage at the pick up point. Full details will be sent to your e-mail, till 12 hours prior to departure.

What is the distance to the destination and how long does it take to get there?

The distance is 100km and lasts approximately 1,5 hours.

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Comfortable footwear is highly recommended. Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Is there a supplement for solo traveler?

Yes. In all exclusive private tours, both day & multiday, solo traveler needs to pay extra supplement around 70-75% of the standard price based on 2 travelers. Please contact us for more details.

Do you run your tours on other languages apart from English?

Yes. We can also provide German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Arab speaking guide or escort at extra cost. Please mind that availability is very limited.