The Most Beautiful Lakes in Greece

Most travelers may visit Greece for its gorgeous beaches but you would be surprised at the many beautiful lakes Greece has to offer. Check out here some of the most beautiful lakes you should visit in Greece.

When talking about Greece, most people immediately think of gorgeous beaches and picturesque islands. But Greece is home to breathtaking natural spots such as lush forests, stunning tall mountains, and peaceful lakes.

For those who love exploring lake resorts and enjoy lake activities such as birdwatching, canoeing, or kayaking, you would be surprised at how many beautiful lakes you would find in Greece. These lakes are usually located in fertile valleys or nestled high inside mountain ranges, which may be why few travelers dare to explore them.

Check out here some of the most beautiful lakes you should visit in Greece.

Lake Kerkini

Protected by the Ramsar Convention, the artificial lake Kerkini near the border between Bulgaria and North Macedonia is near the town of Serres. The surrounding area is a protected national park with impressive landscapes and vibrant flora and fauna such as deer, wolves, birds, and buffalos.

Lake Kerkini is a great place to find and photograph species such as pelicans, eagles, and cormorants if you like bird watching. In addition to photography and bird watching tours, you can go for other outdoor activities such as trekking, biking, and boat tours.

Prespa Lakes

In the Florina region of northern Greece, there is the magical Lake Prespa near the border with Albania. Surrounded by mighty mountains, the two lakes, Big Prespa and Small Prespa are 850 meters above sea level and offer stunning views.

It is a haven for migratory birds and is home to hundreds of species of birds, including Dalmatian pelicans, herons, ducks, and cormorants. Dotted with small villages, this area is perfect for those looking for complete relaxation, hiking on small mountain trails, and hearty meals in taverns where you can sample the local cuisine.

Lake Volvi

Lake Volvi is located at the entrance to the Halkidiki area from Thessaloniki Province. Along with Lake Koronia, the second largest lake in the country, it is an important wetland, home to more than 200 species of birds such as flamingos, herons, storks, and egrets, as well as many species of fish, amphibians, and mammals.

If you are lucky, you may be able to see the buffalo since it is one of the few areas in Greece where buffalos are raised.

Lake Plastira

Lake Plastira is an artificial lake in the heart of mainland Greece, near the city of Karditsa in Thessaly.

This year-round destination is arguably a favorite among Greeks and deserves to be known to foreigners. There are plenty of opportunities to stroll through the lush forests and enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and cycling.

Lake Pamvotida

Lake Pamvotida, the jewel of Ioannina, is located in Epirus at the foot of Mitsikeli. The lake is an important ecosystem and is home to many rare species. Furthermore, here you can do many water activities such as boating, canoe kayaking, and water skiing. The lake also has a small island with a museum, seven monasteries, a souvenir shop, and a tavern serving unusual dishes.