Spata Fields

Attica  >  Greece

Agricultural fields, basically grapes, olives and figs. Excellent migration area, easily accessed. Even more productive when flooded in spring!

Added* by Spyros Skareas
Most recent update 26 February 2020


Next to Athens International Airport, the area has building restriction, low scale agriculture is only present. This is the first flat area that migratory birds may find on their way up to northern Greece, so both in spring and autumn the area gets full of birds, mostly passerines and raptors. It can be extremely interesting if it gets flooded in spring, when terns, waders, herons arrive every day.



Buses 304, 305, 316 from Athens, "Kolikprepi" stop. No public transport from nearby airport, only taxi (around 10euros cost). Best accessed by car. The area is rather long to walk, so better have a car.

Terrain and Habitat

Plain , Plateau , Scattered trees and bushes , Reedbeds


Flat , No shadow , Dry , Open landscape , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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