Have you ever wondered if you can combine bird watching, along with endless dives to crystalline waters and superb local cuisine? Well, in Greece everything is possible! When you visit Lefkada, be sure to squeeze in a visit to Gyra lagoon. This is a place of unique ecological identity, just a few minutes from the charming Lefkada Town. It is adjacent to the beach of Agios Ioannis, still maintaining its distinctive characteristics. While the former is a popular destination to surfers with huge waves, the latter is a calm and serene haven.
Gyra lagoon is long and narrow, creating a beach of sand and pebbles. It is quite peaceful there, which makes it ideal for families and those who seek a tranquil oasis near the island’s center. On the other side of Gyra lies Kastro beach. This is the closest beach to the town, right opposite Agia Mavra. So you should organize a visit to all these attractions, especially if you are on a tight schedule and wish to get the ultimate experience in Lefkada. And after your visit to Gyra, you are more than welcome to enjoy traditional recipes at the tavern nearby.
Migratory birds love Lefkada and particularly the wider region of Gyra lagoon with Ammoglossa. Gyra means round in Greek, while Ammoglossa is the Tongue of Sand. It is calm enough for them to find shelter. At the same time offering food and water. Even though the road is quite near the landscape, it does not spoil its idyllic ambience at the slightest bit. After all, traffic is not a problem on the island of Lefkada.
Ecology-wise, Gyra lagoon is a place of prominent value. It provides shelter to endangered species looking for shelter. The beach is quaint and serves as a family-friendly, gentler alternative to fierce beaches on the island. And finally, the scenery is purely enchanting to every traveler. Mark our words: Once you are there, you will be stunned and only wish to prolong your stay!