It is among the richest in fish ponds in Greece and several of the locals are fishermen. Lake Kerkini and its wetland provides food and shelter to many species of wildlife. erkini belongs to the NATURA 2000 European Network and is protected under the RAMSAR convention as one of the 10 Wetlands of International Importance in Greece.
It is one of the richest wetlands of Greece from ornithological point of view with more than 300 species of birds, while it is the most important wintering area and immigration of The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) throughout Europe. It has the biggest water region of Greece that is covered by water lilies. Around the Lake exists the largest number of Buffalo in Greece (about 500), while significant is the presence of many species of mammals and fish..
Pine Hill in Lithotopos (Lofos Pefkon)
Having a unique view to the Lake and the picturesque harbour of te village Lithotopos is ideal for full day trips, picnics, tours, relaxation in nature.
The hill is overgrown with pines, oaks and shrubs. In spring and autumn the hill floods with colors and scents, as at its slopes grow various types of plants and beautiful flowers. At the top of the hill you can find the chapel of St. Athanasius with its paved square and a nice view.
Nimforema Canyon At the Municipality of Melenikitsi, Nimforema Canyon is waiting for you to explore it and relax in its wonderful nature. Distance 28,1 klm
Xiropotamos of Chimarros
Xiropotamos is situated at the north of the Municipality Chimarros and starts from the mountain range of Kroussia. Plane trees and vast vegetation make this location ideal for walks and all day excursions in the nature.Distance 5,7 klm
Park of Local History (Parko Patrignosias)
If you want to attend a different course of local history, there is a park at the eastern entrance of the Municipality of Palaiokastro. In a region of 400 acres the natural formations of the environment are depicted Distance 21,6 klm