Koukounaries Forest, Skiathos
Skiathos, the westernmost island of the Sporades cluster, is home to a scenic piece of nature. The Koukounaries Wetland, located 10 kilometers from Skiathos town, is part of the Natura 2000 network, and includes a forest and lagoon. The coastal forest is located between the sea and the wetland, and bordered to the north by lake Strofilia, which stretches over 950 hectares. An important layover for migratory birds due to its complex natural environment, the lake is a natural habitat for herons, cormorants, flamingos and wild geese. You may also be lucky enough to spot a few water turtles. The lake, connected to the sea via a natural channel, has a varying degree of salinity depending on the sea input and precipitations, which makes it a very interesting area.
Whether you wish to enjoy some quiet time in nature after a day at the beach or simply want to explore the area, young and old are sure to have a good time in one of the many beautiful areas of the island.
Koukounaries Forest, Skiathos, Greece