Strongyli Lake

    Neapolis

Wetland

    Myrtoo Sea, Gerakas

Wetland

    Monemvasia

Wetland

    Myrtoo Sea, Gerakas

Wetlands

 

The Evrotas River Delta

 

Evrotas river, named after king Evrotas of ancient Sparta, who constructed a special canal to give stagnant waters an outlet to the sea, is the cornucopia of this fertile valley around the municipalities of Skala and Elos. Its springs are high up in Taygetos and Parnon and its estuary is in Laconia bay, thus forming a Delta of exquisite natural beauty.

The Evrotas Delta is a protective area of the Natura 2000 network and is a significant biotope for nearly 200 species of aquatic and wading birds and for various species of plants as well.

Evrotas estuary and the coasts of Laconia bay is the place chosen by the sea turtle “caretta-caretta” (Chelonia mydas and Dermochelys coriacea) to lay their eggs every year. Two hundred nests every summer appear in the central seafront of Evrotas and in the beaches of Vathy, Mavrovouni, Selinitsa and Valtaki. There is a Field Station of volunteers of the ARCHELON Association, whose members have actively been involved for the effective protection of the nests in the peripheral coastline of Laconia Bay as well as in programs for the study and the protection of reproduction of the sea turtle.

 

 

Strongyli Lake

 

This small lagoon, at a short distance from Agios Georgios, is across Elafonisos and constitutes a milestone for several species of migratory birds. It stretches along the beach starting from Pounta beach up to the beach-lake of Maganou and Neratziona.

 

 

Lagoon of Gerakas 

 

In a tranquil corner in the southeast of Laconia, nature has created with a lot of imagination and surgical precision a fiord, a lagoon that impresses with its beauty and constitutes a unique wetland.