Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli town
Birdwatchers will enjoy exploring Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli, as a number of birds seek shelter here. Ducks, geese, swans, warblers, flycatchers and herons are some of the species you’ll be able to spot. This is an important ecosystem for Caretta-Caretta sea turtles as well, and you can combine your birdwatching with a relaxing stroll through the eucalyptus forest on the banks of the lagoon. Although close to the island’s capital, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a quiet slice of countryside.
If you’re an avid birdwatcher who enjoys combining your passion with an interesting hike or mountain-biking trip, Ainos will be the perfect escape for you. This mountain is famous for the thick forest of one-of-a-kind Kefallonian firs and as such offers a number of birds the perfect habitat. Look out for eagles, thrushes and vultures.