a

Schinias Wetland

Attica  >  Greece

Athens' most important birdwatching area, with a great variety of habitats, worth visiting all year long. 

Added by Spyros Skareas

Description

A combination of wetland, agricultural fields, pine forest, sandy beach and rocky hills is host to many different bird species. More than 200 of them have been reported here. Any time of the year is worth visiting, but spring and autumn can be very productive. A visit can be combined with historic Marathon Tomb, Marathon Museum and Museum of Marathon Race.

Details

Access

KTEL from Athens center, a few times a day, more in summer. But better accessed by car.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Lake, Beach, Agriculture, Plateau, Scattered trees and bushes, Moors/heathland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape, High water possible

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn, Spring

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Be very careful climbing up the observation towers. They provide absolutely no protection, so extreme care should be taken. However, view from there is spectacular.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

Click on the bee eater icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!