We spent 5 days at Kerkini with a guide for 4 of the days and stayed in the family run guesthouse at Limnochori. Our guide Maria had a lot of local knowledge and contacts who were able to give up to date information. Nikos and his family were very welcoming and he went out of his way to make guests welcome. The boat trip on Lake Kerkini provided wonderful views of Pelicans, Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis, Squacco and Night Herons and Pygmy Cormorants . Maria met us at the airport and took us to a village to watch Lesser Kestrels. Another day out was to the Axios delta which offered a contrasting environment of salt marshes and lagoons. 17 species of wader that day with excellent views of Avocets and Black Winged Stilt. A Purple Heron and Spur Winged Plover stayed for good views and photographs. We’d not seen any Stone Curlew despite a lot of scanning but a short stop as we crossed a bridge allowed Maria to pick some out in the distance and were able to get much closer. Also great views of Hoopoe, Penduline Tit, Little Crake a Nightingale, Greater Reed Warbler, Woodchat Shrike. A wonderful few days in a great setting with a helpful and knowledgeable guide and a welcoming host. Couldn’t ask for much more. Thank you Maria, Nikos and Chantel.