Hellas Guide, tourist's gateway to greece

Home | About | Help | Jobs | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Submit Your Site


The variety and richness of Greek eco-systems provide a wide range of opportunities for alternative holiday experiences. You can explore:
Woodlands and forests Ecosystems, located not only in the mountainous hinterland like the national forest parks of Amos (Cephalonia), Oiti, Olympos, Parnassos, Parnitha, Pindos, Prespes, Samaria (Crete), Vikos-Aoos, etc. These forests provide a habitat for the evolution and survival of a large number of species of wild fauna and flora, but also in some islands or near lakes and rivers such as the Vale of Tempe, the straits of the River Nestos, the woods of Skiathos IsL, the palm forest at Vai (Crete), the virgin forests of Rodope, etc. 
Wetlands Ecosystems, about 400 wetlands (lakes, lagoons, river estuaries, fens, marshes and aquatic environments of all kinds) compose a web of unique ecological and aesthetic values. Over 10 wetlands (Ambracian Gulf, Evros Delta, Lake Ismaris, Lake Kerkini, Lake Koronia, Lake Volvi, Nestos Delta, Prespes, etc.) are of international importance in accordance with RAMSAR convention.

The Neda Basin, Messinia, Peloponnese

Thracian Wetlands

Costal-Marine Ecosystems; The Greek seashore, with a coastline over 16,000 km. in length, is characterized by remarkable variety both in morphology and biological species. Sandy beaches, rocks, islets, reefs and underwater meadows compose a special, precious natural resource. 
You can watch and wonder at the many rare species of birds nesting or finding refuge in Greece's coastal eco-systems and 360 wetlands (the sandy beaches, dunes and rocky coasts, as well as the river deltas, lagoons and fore-shores), in the hinterland (springs, gorges, rivers, lakes), and in national parks and forests. You can study the extreme diversity of Greek flora. Visit the unique Valley of Butterflies in Rhodes Island, or visit the Marine parks of Alonissos and Zante, where two rare endangered species, the loggerhead sea-turtle Caretta-Caretta and the Mediterranean seal Monachus-Monachus, find refuge.
Visitors to ecological sensitive areas will observe proper respect to the protection of the environment from pollution or any nuisance to habitats. 

Lake in Karditsa, Thessaly

Information on how to visit specific protected areas can be provided by various local information centers, local authorities and specialized agencies. 

Source: Tourist Guide of Greece® 2002


|Home| | About| |Help| |Jobs| | Contact Us| | Advertise With Us| |Submit Your Site| |Map|
|Lodgings - Hotels| |Car Rentals| |Restaurants| |Cafe-Bars| |Internet Cafes|
© | Web, Design & Hosting E-Orama