GREECE – BULGARIA 2014 – 2020

Reinforcing Protected Areas Capacity through an Innovative Methodology for Sustainability
(Reg. No: 1890)

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Lake Vistonida And Lagoon Complex

Lake Vistonida extends over an area of 4,200 ha and is described as shallow, as its average depth ranges between 2.5 and 3.5 meters. It is one of the most enchanting wetlands in Greece, with both lagoon and lake characteristics, and is also marked by a phenomenon unique in Greece: its northern part contains fresh water because of the influxes of rivers Kosynthos, Kompsatos and Travos (a.k.a. Aspropotamos), while its southern part has brackish waters of varying salinity, as it receives water through channel connecting it with the Porto Lagos Lagoon. The climate of the wider region is Mediterranean; winters are rather mild, and summers hot and dry.