Suggested itineraries

1. Go for fascinating Kerkini Lake!

Photographing dalmatian pelicans in Kerkini Lake / (C) Haris Kourouzidis

Situated a mere 120 klm away from Thessaloniki, Kerkini Lake with it’s fascinating landscape, has become one of the most beloved birding and naturalist destinations in Europe, with a year-round interest for rare species peaking of course in spring.

Photographing dalmatian pelicans in Kerkini Lake © Haris Kourouzidis


2. Explore the wader richness in Axios Delta

Oystercatchers and other waders in a sand bar  © μ2

In a seemingly absurd landscape lined with warehouses and wastelands, the lagoons of Kalochori and Gallikos Delta host a surprising variety and numbers of waders, just 8 klms away from the city center


3. Discover Koronia and Volvi Lakes

The Heron tree in Scholari, a declared Monument of Nature / (C) μ2

A very diverse area with two large lakes, surrounded by hilly and mountainous regions offering a rich variety of species ranging from waterbirds, to raptors and passerines. Here are the best spots for Lesser Kestrel and Roller.

The Heron tree in Scholari, a declared Monument of Nature © μ2


4. Treat yourself with a getaway in Chortiatis forest

Chortiatis Mt., at only 25 klms away from the city, is worth a visit for anyone who loves the forest, it’s smells and refreshing feeling.

Walking in the autumn forest  © μ2


5. Enjoy Thessaloniki city birding

Shags and Cormorants at the old port ©μ2

A birding stroll along the seafront or the city walls


6.  Devote your day to Nestos Delta woodpecker paradise

Submerged abandoned poplar plantations and pristine riverine forests cover the Nestos Delta © μ2