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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

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Activity provider: Ammon Express

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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From US$ 54.37 per person

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Kerkini is one of the oldest migratory stations for birds in the area. This is the ideal destination for nature lovers - enjoy this full day excursion to get close to rare species of birds and animals!

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek


  • Enjoy a unique experience observing migratory birds and mesmerizing animals
  • Walk among nature or ride a horse across the lake and see the Lithotopos Dam
  • Visit Vironia village and enjoy lunch at a traditional Greek taverna
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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.
  • Round trip bus transportation to the Lake of Kerkini and Vironia village
  • English-speaking tour escort
  • Bus transportation insurance
  • Cost of lunch and coffee
  • Cost of optional horse riding (€5 per 20 minutes)
  • Cost of optional 1-hour boat ride (€10 per person)
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Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at Aristotelous Square or Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) at 08:00 AM.

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4.5 /5

based on 34 reviews

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The best time to travel for this excursion is between September/October and approximately April, when most birds can be admired. Unfortunately I was not aware of this, we were there in July and so there were few birds to see on the lake. Despite that we had a good time, from the lake you have a beautiful view over the mountains that is really worth it. The lunch at a local taverna was also really excellent. The guide did his very best to make us feel comfortable, very friendly man. All in all a nice day out.

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July 19, 2022

Great day trip with Nikos! Really enjoyed our trip, we were a small group of just 3 so the experience was very personalised. The boat tour was amazing and we saw hundreds of birds up close like cormorants, pelicans and herrons. We also had a quick stop at a buffalo farm before having a lovely lunch locally with buffalo meat. Nikos was an amazing guide and stopped to let us take pictures anytime we wanted.

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June 26, 2022

Thanks to our driver and tour guide Nikos, it was a very interesting day well spent at Kerkini Lake. Nikos was very informative about the natural habitat of the lake. We also enjoyed the coffee spot, the boat ride and the lunch at the tavern. Well done and thank you.

June 12, 2022

Product ID: 156732