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Kalloni Salt Pans

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3rd Km Kalloni - Mytilene Main Road, Skala Kallonis 811 07, Greece
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Bring binoculars

Nice little area to watch birds, but you need to have binoculars to see anything up close as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
spange53
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting salt plans

Lots of fields to grow salt from sea water. Lots of animals (birds) and shells. In the shallow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea F
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Milan, Italy
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3rd Km Kalloni - Mytilene Main Road, Skala Kallonis 811 07, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little area to watch birds, but you need to have binoculars to see anything up close as the road is set back from the water. A few little huts to watch the birds from. an added bonus when you're travelling round the island.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fields to grow salt from sea water. Lots of animals (birds) and shells. In the shallow water I saw a seahorse and a frong

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

You can watch flamingos, and, other fantastic birds! More than these, very fresh weather, breezing all day:))

Thank sarizeybek
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is one of the best places on the island to watch birds. View from the 3 hides or the roads around the pans

Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

First class birding location: extensive and large variety of habitats. Beware though: take PLENTY of water as there is no cover and the heat can be intense. Best bet very early morning.

1  Thank Fargo2016
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We've been going to Skala Kalloni on and off for a number of years but this is the first time we have actually visited the salt pans. Although migration was complete there were some interesting birds - flamingos, stilts, storks

4  Thank Ouzoandlemonade
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were driving past these very interesting 'salt pans' and weren't at first sue what it was. Then realized that it was indeed a salt collection area.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Flamingoes, Avocets, Montagus Harrier, Red backed shrike, Crested Lark, Stone Curlew, Black Stork, LIttle Owl, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, Gull roost, to name but a few

1  Thank Liz S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This year has been a very hot year for Greece and due to this the salt pans are not holding the birds expected. Still keep looking you don't know what might turn up!

Thank Louiseck1
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is a large salt flat, but there is no reason to stop unless you really love salt flats. Take a look at the salt and the birds as you are driving by and keep going.

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Susan G
30 March 2015|
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Response from KAZMAY2013 |
yes it is quite a hike takes about 10 mins on bus
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