Kalloni Salt Pans

Kalloni Salt Pans, Skala Kallonis: Address, Kalloni Salt Pans Reviews: 4.5/5

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greekbecky2016
Mendon, NY182 contributions
May 2019
The Kalloni Salt Pans (its really one large saltwater inlet) is not what one normally puts on their sightseeing list. You might be thinking...hmmm, why would I care to see a large pond of salt? Well, if you're a fan of nature and birdwatching, this is not to be missed, you will not see salt pans on any other Greek island (at least I've never seen any and I've been to most of them). There is a wonderful path to walk and benches if you'd prefer to just sit and relax. The salt pan is very special as it is an important stopover for thousands of migratory birds of all kinds. One highlight is the abundance of pink flamingos...you heard right, pink flamingos in Greece, squawking away prancing around with those long, skinny legs as they preen their beautiful pink feathers and fill their bellies with smelt. Its really a fun and unusual place to check out while on the island, but please be prepared for the heat and bring water with you. I spent a lot of time here as a child watching the birds and filling a little bags of salt to bring home for cooking. Whenever I tell friends to visit the salt pans, they're skeptical, but always return saying they were glad they did. Have fun!
Written 23 August 2019
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Hilary S
Selcuk, Turkey76 contributions
Jun 2019
Worth viewing at all times of year. Probably at its best in winter when the pelicans are present, though the early spring brings glossy ibis in large numbers. Black winged stilts breed here.
Written 18 August 2019
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Pieter vR
Rotterdam, The Netherlands331 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
The kalloni salt pans are not only famous for extraction of salt but also for birds. Especially Flamingos. But you can also spot: little egret, lesser kestrel, pied avocet and many more. Bring binoculars and/or tele(zoom) lenses.
Written 17 August 2019
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Assos
Greece9 contributions
Aug 2019
nice place to watch birds and see flamingos the life of birds is important in this place and you can see many species of birds
Written 8 August 2019
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Daniel L
Glostrup, Denmark34 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a day with rain, so a drive to see flamencos was ok.
They are there, doing what flamencos do, but not worth the drive if this is the only goal for the trip.

Picture taken shows the salt harvested in the area.
Written 14 July 2019
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BlondeAdventure
London Gatwick131 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We heard we might still be in time to see the flamingoes so deliberately went to Skala Kalloni to seek them out and they did not disappoint....

Also saw a black stork and a stilt so for non-twitchers, we were really happy !
Written 8 July 2019
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David B
Bradford, UK69 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Worth a visit,Some rare birds here.There are also some hides for taking photographs and a road down the side so easy access by car.
Written 9 June 2019
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JackoMiddlesbrough
Newton Aycliffe, UK888 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The salt pans cover a huge area and has several areas suitable for bird watching, there are hides that overlook the pans nearby fields and a beach over looking the Kalloni Gulf a large bay that looks more like a lake because its surrounded on nearly all sides. Locals often take walks around the pans and there is a horse race training
track as well as the salt pan works. There are huge numbers of birds to be seen ( depending on the time of year) as Lesbos is on a major migration route to and from Europe to Africa and Asia.
The pans are free to look round and it's best done with some form of transport as the area is huge, make sure to take a pair of binoculars and a camera.
Written 6 June 2019
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Bigbeefy
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
intresting place to walk,if you like butterflies and flamingoes people do jog around there to,if thats youre thing,lovely and peaceful
Written 10 November 2018
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dunne171
Beverwijk, The Netherlands15 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
By visiting the Skala Kallonis stalt pans you Will vind the best opportunaty to watch the birds. Flamingo's and many others.
From the birdwatching houses you Will have an excellent view to take a look an take photo's
Written 5 October 2018
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