|lake with the water-lilies|
|Stena/Delta of Kalamas|
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Stena/ Delta of Kalamas River
An oasis for winged travelers.
|When the sweet and salty water meet, they create a big diversity of habitats: lagoons, sweet-water marshes, reed beds, salt marshes… All of them are of great importance since they support a considerable number of birds.|
The estuaries are an important station to migratory birds since they are located right above the airway of Western Greece.
The migratory stations are of equal importance to the birds as the areas of breeding and wintering. The extremely rare curlew has been observed here during its long journey from Central Africa to Siberia. Many are the herons that reach to the estuaries to spend the winter period. The number of great egrets, which spend the winter period in Kalamas, is bigger than the 1% of their population in the East Mediterranean.
How to get there
Setting off from Igoumenitsa, you follow the National Road to Ioannina and when you reach Nea Selefkia, you turn to the left. Follow the road towards the North that will lead you to Sagiada. There, you can visit the Information Center of Kalamas, at the little and picturesque port that is called Skaloma. You will be informed about the probabilities of visiting the special areas of the estuaries of Kalamas River.