Lake Vegoritis

Lake Vegoritis is located in the village Aghios Panteleimonas and it is one of the deepest lakes in Greece, since its bed is in many parts 50m deep.

It is at an altitude of 500m and has an area of 60 sq.km. It is surrounded by rushes and hydrophilous plants, which create the ideal conditions for the birds of the area. Its fish-fauna is remarkable and includes species such as carps, whitefish, tenches, roaches and pikes. Apart from its ecological importance, the lake is used for the irrigation of the area and the production of electricity.

Many educational programmes are organized here in order to raise awareness of students regarding environmental issues. Lake Vegoritis is connected with the Lake Petron with a narrow canal.