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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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Birdwatching at its best

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colin C
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Boston, United Kingdom
Exceptional for bird watchers

First class birding location: extensive and large variety of habitats. Beware though: take PLENTY... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fargo2016
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3rd Km Kalloni - Mytilene Main Road, Skala Kallonis 811 07, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 January 23, 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

2  Thank Ouzoandlemonade
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Reviewed October 3, 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 September 24, 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 September 15, 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 August 25, 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.

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We drove around to see what is happing there but were not very impressed by the result. There is no information whatsoever, although this would be nice to find out how they get the salt from the water.

Thank RenevanBreda
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Spent two weeks in Skala Kalloni and visited the saltpans birdwatching very often during our two week trip. Great place to look around lots of different birds to see.

1  Thank Susan G
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Where in the world can you see flamingoes feeding in the foreground and sheep grazing in the background? Nowhere that I know except at the Kalloni Salt Pans! Not to be missed!

2  Thank maryloumellon
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Susan G
March 29, 2015|
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Response from KAZMAY2013 |
yes it is quite a hike takes about 10 mins on bus
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