Located in the forest between Kriopigi and Polychrono, Mavrobara lake is a place of rare beauty and of major ecological importance. Situated 300 m height and 3 km from the main road, the "Turtle Lake" is a monument of nature since 1998, by the Prefecture of Central Macedonia.
The lake shelters two rare species of water turtles in danger of extinction (Emys orbicularis and Mauremys caspica), which find refuge here. Small benches placed at the area, allow you to enjoy conveniently this land full of canes and nenuphars.
It’s an easy three-kilometre hike from town, or you can rent mountain bikes and take a separate cycling path. Along both tracks, you pass through dense pine forestry and olive groves with 400-year-old trees.
This is one of the most fun family activities in Kassandra. So take your children and head to the pocket size "Turtle Lake"! And don't forget to take some bread with you, it may come handy!