A narrow channel links this 40-hectare lagoon to a scenic fjord-like inlet opening to the sea that has always been a safe haven for seafarers.

The lagoon is shallow and provides food and shelter for migratory birds (Little Egrets, Great Egrets, Grey Herons, Little Grebes, Black-necked Grebes) and sometimes even swans and mallards, among others.

The wetland is 20 kilometres north of Monemvasia, about 20 minutes by car. There is plenty of space to park around the lagoon. A bus service links Gerakas and Molai twice a week.