Moustos Wetland | Arcadia Highlands | A Therapeutic Zone
Updated: Apr 9
A "Natura 2000" wetland of exceptional beauty and extended environmental significance, located close to Astros town (south of it), before the villages Leonidio and Tyros. It includes a small lake and a swamp, with two channels connecting it with the sea. The lake is supplied from a thermal spring, one of the main reasons that the area attracts many tourists who come for therapeutic reasons.
Moustos means grape must. The area is well known for its viticulture and Moustos used to be an old port of Astros where grape must was loaded on ships.
The lake has rich fauna and flora, consisting of migratory birds (ducks, herons and more), reptiles, fish and turtles (Caretta-Caretta nests here too).