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Lake Pamvotis commonly known as Lake of Ioannina is the largest one of Epirus region at located in the central part of the Ioannina regional unit in northern western Greece. The regional capital Ioannina to the west and the town of Perama village to the north are urban settlements fringing the lake while the remaining of its periphery is composed of farmland. The lake features small fishing ports and a boating port. There is a regular boat service to the Ioannina Island. Α road surrounds half of the lake offering visitors the chance to visit as much of it as possible. Lake Pamvotis is situated at 470 m elevation, south of Mitsikeli Mountains. It is fed by several small rivers. It has no surface outflow, but it is drained towards the rivers , Louros and Kalamas. The small inhabited island of the lake is a must visit location where you may also taste local cuisine.
Lake Orestias or known as Lake of Kastoria is located at Kastoria regional unit of Macedonia, northwestern Greece. Situated at an altitude of 630 meters, the lake covers an area of 28 square kilometers. Nine rivulets flow into the lake, and it drains into the well-known Aliakmon River. Its depth varies from nine to ten meters. Orestias Lake was formed about 10 million years ago. The Kastoria town Peninsula divides the lake into two parts, the larger to the north and the smaller to the south. Lakeside attractions include, apart from the Byzantine architectural heritage of the town, an 11th-century Byzantine monastery of Panagia Mavriotissa and the reconstructed prehistoric settlement of Dispilio.
Lake Kerkini is situated in the northeast of the district of Serres, at just 40 km distance from town of Serres and 100 km from the city of Thessaloniki. The lake is surrounded by mountains Belles and Mavrovouni, at close proximity with the Greek-Bulgarian borders. Kerkini is an artificial lake that was created in 1932. It was redeveloped in 1980, on a site of what was previously an extensive marshland. It is now a wetland of great environmental significance as a result of man’s technical intervention on the natural characteristics of Strymon River. Human intervention at the environment usually retracts or takes negative action against the natural processes but Kerkini Lake is a rare paradigm, where logical human handling had the exact opposite result. Nowadays the waters of the lake are mainly of agricultural utility while the lake and surrounding areas provides shelter to a series of wild life species.
Over the past few years, the top 3 lakes become quite popular for ecotourism lovers, environmental scholars and field researchers. Regardless your specific interest or hobby one thing is for sure, you will be amazed by the wonderful scenery of all of them. A wide range of activities such as boat tours, bird watching, canoeing, horse riding, hiking and biking are offered locally, throughout the year.
Lakes are actually a quite amazing site to spend a full day with friends and family if you are fond of nature, wild life, history and culture.
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SKG BUS transfers & tours provides full day tours to all top 3 lakes for up to 8 persons. English speaking professional driver and guide is provided as well as refreshments and water. Hotel pick up and drop off from Thessaloniki area and sightseeing at different worth visiting locations close to the lakes. Our tours are quite flexible so you may alter them as per your choice. For more information about our full day tour to top 3 lakes to visit, please call at +306976888113 or please click here