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Epanomi Wetland

Epanomi Wetland is integrated into the NATURA 2000 network, and hosts over 186 species of birds.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Wetland of Epanomi covers an area of almost four and is located at Cape Mitikas, Thermaic Gulf. It has an essential variety of vegetation, mainly bushy and in dunes. Walking in the wetland is recommended mostly along the beach. At the heart of the marsh, the visitor should carry some water, be cautious not to get lost and take note that the path can be interrupted by standing water. The beach, and in particular the dunes attract many naturalist / nudist swimmers. Bathers and visitors though are few, as access is kept rather difficult, in order to protect the ecosystem. Nevertheless, pollution of the wetland is visible and tourist as well as residential activities developed at the surrounding area generate difficult conditions.

What I can't see

It is a vital spot for breeding and feeding of birds and other animal species, such as mammals, amphibians and reptiles. It is integrated into the NATURA 2000 network, and hosts over 186 species of birds, 10 of which are under special protection (Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, White-fronted goose, Ferruginous Duck, Bittern, red-goose, Columba palumbus, Pygmy Cormorant, Cisticola juncialis, Silver Gull). Of particular value is also the lily of the sea and the fishes Aphanius fasciatus and Syngnathus abaster. The growth of the wetland is as well supported by the streams flooding the area and carrying and dispersing valuable debris.


Field observation by scientific editors


Life+, (2014), Λιμνοθάλασσα Επανομής, [Epanomi Lagoon], Accolagoons,

Last visit: 2/8/2015