FIELD TRIP TO LAKE AGIA (4th-8th Grades)

On 4th April,  the 6th, 7th and 8th Graders visited the  Lake Agia  along with the Greek High School students. The artificial Lake Agia is located near the homonymous village, just 9 km from the city of Chania. It is a small lake of 450 acres. This valley is considered as the most damp one on Crete. D.E.I. (Public Power Corporation) was the one that “created” the Lake Agia, for the production of hydropower energy. Now the factory is not operating, but the visitors can still see the old facilities. Lake Agia hosts a large variety of species of flora and fauna of Crete. It is also the refuge for many migratory birds. The ecological importance of this wetland is evidenced by the fact that the area is protected by international treaties.