Coordinates: 38°00′N 21°17′E / 38.00°N 21.29°E / 38.00; 21.29
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Official nameKotychi lagoons
Designated21 August 1975
Reference no.63[1]

Kotychi (Greek: Κοτύχι) is a lagoon in the northwestern part of Elis, Greece. It straddles the boundaries of the municipal units Lechaina and Vouprasia. It is located 23 km north of Amaliada and 45 km southwest of Patras. The lagoon is connected with the Ionian Sea. It is a protected wetland area, as recognized by the Ramsar Convention,[2] The Kotychi lagoon is an important areas for waterbirds in Greece.[3] Its surface area is 3.7 km².


  1. ^ "Kotychi lagoons". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Ramsar list of wetlands
  3. ^ Hellenic Ornithological Society

38°00′N 21°17′E / 38.00°N 21.29°E / 38.00; 21.29