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The lagoon of Vivari is located in the prefecture of Argolida in Peloponesse and extends between the villages of Drepano and Vivari. It owes its name to the small fishing village, situated nearby. The lagoon communicates with the sea through a channel 23 meters long, 23 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep. Its main characteristic is the turquoise color of the water. In the past it was used as a natural fish farm for fishes such as sea bream, mullet, sole and sea bass. At a short distance there is a marsh from which fresh water gushes.
Vivari lagoon has been declared a protected area, due to its great ecological interest as it hosts thousands of fish and many rare species of birds, such as herons, cormorants, kingfishers, swans and ducks.