An inland freshwater lake with the town of Kastoria on its shore. Around the north-western part of the lake an area of riverine forest remains.
An important foraging area for Pelecanus crispus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (passage).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kastoria (Orestiada). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2019.