One of the largest and most important wetlands in Corfu. It is located at the northeast part of the island, adjacent to Acharavi and Almyros. The rich ecosystem of the lagoon offers refuge to several animals and birds and hosts diverse and colourful flora. The lagoon extends over an area of 1 square kilometre. Only just under half of the total area is occupied by the lagoon and the rest is covered in marshes and reed beds which operates a physical protection to the area. The lagoon is registered in the protected areas of NATURA 2000 because of its biodiversity and presence of rare fauna and flora. The Antinioti Lagoon is shallow with average depth of approximately 2 meters. There are two natural openings which connect the lagoon to the sea while immediately to the south there are also freshwater springs. Only the method of surface fish-farming is operated at the lagoon which is a traditional, non-intrusive aquaculture method. Some of the fish species that can be found in the lagoon are: eels (Anguilla Anguilla), mullets and mainly mugil cephalus, soles (solea solea), seabreams (sparus auratus) and sea basses (dicentratus labrax). You can even taste botargo which is a famous appetizer which is made of mullet roe.
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