Hellenic Ornithological Society
The "Protection and Promotion of the Vravrona Wetland" project is implemented by the Hellenic Ornithological Society in cooperation with the Athens International Airport and the Municipality of Markopoulo. It includes actions that are expected to help restore the wetland ecosystem, recover the populations of plants and animals of the wetland and the surrounding area, inform and aware locals and visitors, and promote the area in a manner compatible to the conservation of the local natural and cultural heritage.
Erasinos River is the source of the rich biodiversity of the area. Thanks to its presence, there is freshwater supply through all the hot summer months, while the lush vegetation on its banks provides nesting places to several species.
The Vravrona wetland is situated on the coast of Eastern Attica, in the Municipality of Markopoulo. This remarkable landscape, famous already from the antiquity, has managed to remain almost intact. The presence of Erasinos River, the shallow bay on its estuary, the surrounding hills and the contiguous cultivated land have created a rich ecosystem, unique in Attica.
The wetland and the surrounding area have been declared a Site of Community Interest according to the 92/43 Directive for the protection of habitats and are included in the Natura 2000 European network of protected areas. This network includes the most important natural habitats of Europe in order to safeguard the long-term survival of the most rare and endangered species and habitats, through measures and policies that promote alternative forms of local development, such as ecotourism, agrotourism, organic agriculture and stock farming.
Virtual tours of the Vravrona wetland and the area around it from different vantage points.
The easiest way to get to know the area is by starting from the Museum of Vravrona and walking either towards the coast and the Erasinos estuary or to the archaeological site and the main part of the wetland.

Photo list of the Birds of Vravrona

Virtual Tour of Vravrona

Protection and Promotion of the Vravrona Wetland

Supporting the program: Athens International Airport, Hellenic Ornithological Society, Municipality of Markopoulo.
Hellenic Ornithological Society
Athens International Airport
Municipality of Markopoulo
Natura 2000

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