An important and protected wetland of the region, the Stroggyli Lagoon is a refuge for rare species of migratory birds and is part of the NATURA network and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR)
Stroggyli is located on the opposite coast of the island, east of Pounta, and its surface ranges from 300 to 600 acres, depending on the time of the year. It is a refuge for 132 species of birds such as: flamingos, wild ducks, marsh harrier etc. The lagoon includes, among other things, the rare and endangered species of sea cedars. In the western part of the lake where the waters are deeper, aquatic birds are concentrated, while on the eastern side where the waters are more shallow, smaller, waders inhabit the area. Both categories during spring migration stop at the lake, which is an important milestone in their long trip from Africa. Stroggyli is subject to the protection requirements laid down by the Ramsar Convention and hunting here is banned.