When the heat makes any birdwatching attempt vain, the small wetlands of Eastern Attica may provide some quite interesting alternatives for nature lovers. Few know that a very rare and critically endangered freshwater fish, the Marathon Minnow, is found in a few locations like Schinias National Park and Vravrona Wetland. Terrapins are widespread, so are the Greek Marsh Frogs, an endemic of southern Greece.
|Balkan Terrapins are the most common terrapin found near Athens, preferring ponds and slow-flowing streams|
|The Greek Marsh Frog is very widespread, found in every freshwater wetland|