Lake Dystos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,600 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
An eutrophic freshwater lake largely covered by reed Phragmites. In recent years the lake has been almost completely drained.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding herons. Breeding birds include nine of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Dystos. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.