Natural Lagoon in Lefkas

In the winter months, Lefkada is attractive as much it is in the summer. We could say that the island is enjoyable for a visit in any season of the year. From October, the island is perfect for the exploration of the wildlife of the lagoon. Amazing sceneries from the lagoon with pink flamingos are one the common images of Lefkada in this period. Gira Lagoon is one the most popular sites for birdwatching and enjoying in the nature. Located in a walking distance from vibrant Lefkada town,a natural lagoon gives a more distinctive features to this unique capital. So, If you are a nature lover, Lefkada will surprise you with its unparalleled beauty that goes beyond the popular beaches that the island is known for.

Lagoon in Lefkada with flamingos
Lagoon in Lefkada with flamingos

Protected area with flamingos

Lagoon of Lefkada is a part of the largest wetlands of western Greece that is included in the Natura 2000 network. Natura 2000 is a network of natural protected areas in Europe. The lagoon is also recognized by Ramsar convention, as a wetland of the international importance. In the winter months, the natural wetlands are full with migratory birds. If you are visiting Lefkada in this period, you are likely to see flamingos, pelicans, swans, ducks. Pink flamingos are surely one of the peculiar birds that visit lagoon every year. The pink flamingos are coming mostly from Africa. They stay together in lagoon for couple of months, creating huge colonies. The impressive landscape with orange and pink birds will leave you breathless.

Pink flamingos in Lefkada lagoon
Pink flamingos in Lefkada lagoon

Activities in the lagoon

Besides birdwatching, the lagoon is a favorite place for cycling or jogging. Actualy, the entire area around lagoon is very popular recreation area for locals and also tourists. Every year here takes place the International Green Half marathon. On this occasion, the runners have a great opportunity to run around lagoon, and enjoy the natural beauty of this place.

Half marathon Lefkada
Half marathon Lefkada

Famous beaches around the lagoon

The beaches that are spreading around the lagoon, Agios Ionnis, Mili, Gyra and Kastro, are well-liked by holidaymakers. Agios Ioannis beach and Gyra are one of the beaches in Lefkada that every year receive a Blue flag award, for the excellent water quality. These sandy beaches are also popular spots for kite surfing and windsurfing fans. Agios Ioannis beach is a favorite destination for kitesurfers all over Europe. A favorite spot for kite surfing is in front of the windmills in Agios Ioannis beach.

The symbol of Greek islands, the old windmills, are still remaining in Lefkada. If you go for a walk around the lagoon you will find the 5 remaining windmils. They are particulary interesting during the colorful sunsets, when the scenery becomes very attractive. So, if you are looking for to capture amazing sceneries with your camera, we are sure that lagoon will inspire you to take many photos.

Lagoon around Lefkada town
Lagoon around Lefkada town

if you already have booked your accommodation in Lefkada town, don’t miss the chance to visit natural lagoon and famous beaches close to town. If you haven’t booked yet, you can find accommodation on our website Lefkada-Rentals.com. On this webiste you will even find the properties that are only 800m from the famous Agios Ioannis beach.

Plan your trip to visit lagoon, beacuse here you can enjoy in plenty of activities depending on the season. Activities that you can enjoy are birdwatching, joggig, cycling, kitesurfing, and many more. So, if you are searching for a place with attractive beaches and rich biodiversity, the northern part of Lefkada with lagoon will surely be on your wish list!