flamingo Nafplio

A family of seven pretty flamingos arrived in the Nea Kios wetland near the coastal town of Nafplio, Peloponnese on Friday.

With the historic Venetian castle known as Bourtzi as a backdrop, which was built on an island in Nafplio harbour, that once served as a prison, the stunning birds added a gorgeous splash of colour to this popular Peloponnesian town.

The birds will stop over for several days to rest and feed before continuing their long autumn migration between the Arab peninsula and Africa. The Nea Kios wetland is a valuable refuge, where they can also gorge on the red shrimp that is responsible for the flamingos flamboyant red plumage.

Photo credit: ANA/ Evangelos Bougiotis.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.