Eastern Embankment - Lake Kerkini

Central Macedonia  >  Greece

The Eastern Embankment - Lake Kerkini can be accessed on foot or by car, the latter more suitable and starts in the area known as the Megalochori Triangle.

Added by Martin Roper


A track which runs Southwest from a picnic area with the Lake on your right hand side (this section maybe dry depending upon the time of year you visit) and can be exited further down the track at Limochori, Chryssohorafa or Lithotopos. One of the most productive stretches for birds and during migration plays host to an astonishing number of species. Squacco Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Marsh Sandpiper, Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Great Snipe, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Terek Sandpiper, Spur-winged Lapwing and Collared Pratincole to mention a few.



Around 100km North of Thessaloniki, head towards Serres, then Lake Kerkini and Lithotopos, follow the road towards Iraklia then onto Megalochori where you follow the local sign's for the Lake. GPS 41.232, 23.188

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Plain, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds, River, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round, Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The area at the start of the Eastern Embankment track, the Meglachori triangle is worth stopping and checking out on foot, here we had Little Crake, Moustached Warbler, Greater Spotted Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Spoonbill, Eleonora's Falcon, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Pygmy Cormorant, Spotted Flycatcher, Black Redstart and many more birds. For a circular route drive from the picnic area Southwest with the lake on the right hand side birdwatching from the car until you come to the first fork on the road approx 6Km down the track, take the left hand fork through Limochori which takes you back onto the main road Iraklia to Meglachori.

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here