Gialova Lagoon ( Greece Peloponnese ) is a protected wetland, included in the Natura 2000 network, where many protected species and migratory birds are found. 79 of 240 species of bird found there are endangered species. It is located in Messinia,14 km northern of Pylos and 278 km from Athens. It is next to Voidokilia Beach from which a strip of sand dunes divide them. The water is semi-salted and shallow, from 0,7 up to 1,5 m. depending on the season. In the southern part it communicates via a channel with the Navarino Bay.