The Sea Lakes of Lefkada, Ionian Greece: The incredible island of Lefkada is swarming with tourists during most part of the year, as this Ionian island is dotted with traditional remnants of the classical era and is also endowed with myriad forms of flora and fauna.
The lagoons, which surround the historic town of Lefkada, support a unique ecology consisting of various forms of life. There are two Lagoons near the town of Lefkada, which are called Divari and Ivaria. These lagoons are frequented by different types of migratory birds from winter to spring. The thick rushes, which cover the area around the lagoons, provide a safe shelter to these birds.
Gulls are found in this area of Lefkada throughout the year but several other types of rare migratory birds arrive in flocks at the start of autumn. The most common ones that are seen around the area are the Loufas or Falarides, Kormoranos, Herons or Tsikniades, Swans, Prasinokefalopapies, Kalamokanades and many other types of small birds.
Kormoranos are found posing on top of stones that lie scattered across the Divari lakeside road, before flying away to Sesoula where they spend their nights. Herons are one of the most attractive birds found in Divari. During winters when scarcity of food becomes severe, these birds flock to Divari, where they patiently await their chance to grab a fish. Like Herons, Swans can often be seen here during severe weather conditions.
The protected area of the Lagoons are also home to numerous other kinds of animals like Hares, Foxes, Ferrets, Weasels, Partridges, Blackbirds, Thrushes, Sparrow Hawks, woodcocks, Crows, Carrions Crowns, Wild pigeons, Kalogiannos, Hoopoe, Larks, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Owls, Magpies, Sparrows, Swallows, Orioles, Wagtails etc.
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The Sea Lakes of Lefkada are located in Lefkada Town.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Lefkada transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from Aktion/Preveza airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4348 010, 0030 26450 26555 9292or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Lefkada with as little as 14 euros per day and pick it up directly from the Aktion/Preveza airport or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Sea Lakes and many other places of interest in Lefkada at their own pace.
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