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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kastoria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020.