Located on the southwest coast of Corfu, the largest lagoon of Corfu, in addition to generously giving us the beauty of its landscape, is a complete ecosystem with rich flora and fauna.

A complete ecosystem

In the 6,000 acre area it covers, more than 120 species of birds find refuge each year, while underwater the treasures continue, with fish abundant in this area alone.

The endangered Zournas is one of them, a small (maximum length 6.5 cm) endemic fish species of Western Greece and Southern Albania, which is included as a protected species, as is the Zambarola, and Mediterranean Killifish, one the most endangered freshwater fishes in the Mediterranean basin. The most common fish and shrimp however are plentiful.

The landscape becomes even more enchanting when it is graced by the beautiful colours of the birds and the butterflies, the characteristic figure of the flamingos and the cormorants and also the ducks that migrate there.

The fauna of the area is complemented by other species of birds such as whistles, the silver-tailed deer, and turtles such as the Mediterranean Turtle, the European Watermill and the Turtle of Caspian.

The landscape

Nature has blessed Lake Korission, between the beaches of Halikounas and Issos, a small forest of cedars has grown additionally the sand dunes that you can see up close mostly at Issos beach, can reach up to 17 metres in height!

The Natura 2000 Network

The Korission Lagoon is part of the Natura 2000 Network and is protected by the treaty.

The amazing biodiversity of the area with its rich flora and fauna is a unique and valuable treasure that we must all take care of and preserve for future generations of our Corfu and our Greece.

 

Colleagues
Text Editor: Marilia Makri
Photography: Eddie Kastamonitis
Translation - Text Editor: Adelia Cook
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