Psifta

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Psifta

Psita is a seaside location that harmoniously combines holiday, ecological and historical-archaeological interest.

More specifically, besides the beauty of the natural landscape, the whole area belongs to a very interesting ecosystem and its wetland is characterized as lagoon and is one of the most important wetlands in Greece.

For its rare beauty it has been declared as the whole region as "an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty" by the Ministry of Culture.

Psita, one of the few wetlands in southern Greece, is a shallow lagoon with rich reedbeds and swamps, which usually floods in the winter, while in summer the surface descends, creating lands and low halo vegetation.

Psitas' wetland is of immense importance for migratory birds, since it is a resting and refueling station. Especially in spring, where migratory birds arrive exhausted from their flight over the barren desert and the Mediterranean Sea, the existence of such a wetland is life-saving for their survival. Here the birds find food and safe space to curl.

The wetland is also an important haven for birds in the winter, especially for swans, herons and ducks. In cases of gravitation, the number of birds increases as well as the variety of species.

According to studies by special ornithologists, it has been estimated that 89 species of birds from 34 different families migrate or hibernate in this so important wetland.

In conclusion, it is a real paradise for rare species of flora and fauna and hosts a very wide variety of feathered fauna.

A tourist information stand and two wooden bird watchers, harmoniously tied to the environment, where we climb up, observe the scenery, the flying birds, and enjoy the tranquility, simplicity and beauty of this rare natural environment.

For the completion of the natural environment, 2,550 trees and bushes have been planted, of suitable species thriving in the region.

In the wetland and in the surrounding area, there were earthen and paved paths and paths, which together with the wooden bridge and the distinctive wooden information signs facilitate the passage and observation of the natural landscape.

In the area of ​​ Psita, the most important archaeological monument is the adjacent ruins of the Temple of Saronian Artemis of the Archaic period.

Also in the sea, in front of Psita beach, is the "sunken state" of Roman times, which is estimated to have up to 70,000 inhabitants. There are wall elements from it as well as splinters of Roman vases.