Perhaps most people know and desire to go to Greece for the scorching temperatures and the magnificent crystal clear sea.
But Greece also has fantastic landscapes of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and forests. As the land of gods, it truly has everything.
Halkidiki is one of the few areas in Greece that can offer tourists all kinds of beautiful landscapes. Amongst the mountains and forests of Halkidiki, you will find Saint Mamas Wetland, an ecotourism spot just after the Potidea canal.
Saint Mamas is a coastal wetland that is a combination of standing water, reedbeds, and sand-dunes. Saint Mamas is particularly important because here, many protected bird species live, reproduce, and are passage waders yearly. Some of these are collared pratincole and black-winged stilt.
Furthermore, because of its unique flora and fauna, the wetland is an essential part of Halkidiki and Greece’s nature. Therefore, today, it is protected by both governmental and non-governmental bodies and conventions.
The wetland has a unique beauty that shouldn’t be missed. Along the coastline, there is low vegetation, and from time to time, you might get to see shepherds herding their sheep or goats. It sounds so ordinary, yet it is such a serene and majestic sight. It gives you the feeling of calmness.
Moreover, in the wintertime, the wetland is home to many migratory species such as the ever beautiful flamingos.
Thus, if you ever go to Saint Mamas Wetland, do not forget your camera or binoculars to photograph and observe these stunning birds.