Artificial lake Kerkini islocated in the northwestern part of Serres county, at a distance 40 km from the city of Serres.RiverStrymonisthe main feeder of the lake. The significance of lake Kerkini has multiple roles, such as, holding the waters of Strymon preventing from floods, is the main source of water irrigation for the local farmers and buffalo breeders and fishing, since it’s the richest lake in Greece in freshwater fish. All the above contribute in the local economy and the surrounding villages. Due to the great variety of flora and fauna that takes place there, as well that the lake is a wintering place for many species of birds, which many of those species are endangered or their population is limited. The lake is also a place of recreation, by offering to the visitors a variety of activities, as well constitutes a source of knowledge and research for scientists and researchers.
The target project was the creation of shelters and watching towels, as well tour ways around the lake, aiming in environmental education, through organized daily or short-termed trips for school and college students, scientific studies for scientists and researchers, and mild leisure throw nature watching for the vacationers. Fishermen could use as well the shelters to make easier their transportationthrough different destinations. Subsequently 3 different sites were chosen to accommodate the constructions: forest-cluster sites of poplar trees, the southwestern changeable coast which is flooded with lake water in summer, while in the winter the water draws back revealing the bottom of the lake, and the west embankment close to the village Kerkini. Emphasizing the concept of shelter and observation and driven morphological properties of the selected points, the main goal was to highlight the landscape of the lake, including the seasonal changes, as well designing with the appropriate sensitivity and discretion in order to maintain the ecosystem of the lake well balanced.