It is the most gentle and discrete means of visiting the natural reserve here, in lake Kerkini, and it is the way in which we first started touring the area.
It is only when you are on a canoe that you can hear the birds at dawn.
Canoes are made of polyethylene, they can take in up to 3 persons and they are 4,6 or 5 metres long. It is necessary that two people are rowing, while the third can either observe or row. People of all ages are allowed to board the canoe, excluding, of course, infants. Security, as in every means of touring, is highly valued and it is offered with the use of all safety equipment as well as the instructions of the experienced tour conductors. The total number of canoes available is 20. During the canoe tour we are moving between trees, canebrakes, and shallow waters. Canoes are considered to be the most safe, pleasant and ecologically friendly means of touring around lake Kerkini.
The canoe entry depends on the season:
Entry-Exit take place at Mandraki village, reaching up to the birds' nests in the Sunk Forrest (delta's of the Strumona river).
A short trip to heaven.
Duration: 2 hours. Suggested touring hours: During the morning and the afternoon.
Entry- Exit from the port located at Livadia village.
Trail close to shore, up to the big concentrations of flamingos.
Fall- winter aquatic trail to the lake.
Duration: 1 and a half hour, all day long.
The canoe becomes the dominant floating means of transport for the outdoor activities of school excursions when it comes to safety, as it floats in fairly shallow waters.
In school programmes it is integrated in the form of a game.
For our younger visitors, it constitutes an unforgettable experience.