Lagoon of Antiniotis
The lagoon of Antiniotis is one of the most beautiful and natural landscapes in Corfu and an extremely significant wetland, in the north-eastern end of the island, between the beach of Agios Spyridonas and the beach of Almyros. The lagoon of Antiniotis covers in total approximately 400 acres and is comprised of the Kounoufadi marsh and the main lagoon. It is a place filled with wild flowers and reeds, as well as aquatic plants which are not encountered in any other part of the Ionian Islands. More than 90 species of migratory birds have been recorded by scientists in the lagoon of Antiniotis, including among others herons and cormorants. The rarest species you can find in the region is the otter which lives in great population in the Lagoon.
In the lagoon of Antiniotis you can find sixteen different species of orchids, the area is full of flowers and wild vegetation offering an exceptional landscape for strolling. The lagoon is also famous for its large fish pond where, traditional ways of fishing are used. The fishermen’s catch in the lake is comprised mainly of eels, stripped gray mullets and sea brasses.
The lagoon of Antiniotis is united with the sea with two mouths (boukes), while in the southeast of the lake there are freshwater springs.