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Kalloni Salt Pans

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Address: 3rd Km Kalloni - Mytilene Main Road, Skala Kallonis 811 07, Greece

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Birdwatching trip

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.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan G
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Northfield, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Charlotte, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was simply incredible. For the most part, other birders were hugely helpful to one another in sharing information and offering views through scopes.

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Rochdale
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lesvos is a great island for bird watchers, wild flowers and for walkers. The amazing wild flowers and orchids are a real bonus for walkers. Old donkey trails are a pleasure to walk and there are so many on Lesvos. We used the Landscapes of Lesvos walking guide which guided us through many beautiful walks.p

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a birder, you will know about this place. If you are not, the sight of the Flamingos is a sight that should not be missed.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really sorry I did not have binoculars or my camera to enlarge the beautiful view of flamingos and several other birds in the salt pans... But enjoyed anyway, really worth a short stop, or walk by the pans.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

You don't have to be a bird watcher to appreciate the array of species to be seen here. The whole area is very special and well worth a detour from the main road. There are some hides and low key signage but the main stars are the flamingos (lots of other important birds but nothing quite so pink). If you... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Take your binoculars and camera and wear sensible shoes - we managed to see pelicans, storks, flamingoes, egrets, cormorants & herons - quite a few different types of each. The place to go if you like birdwatching.

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Flensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

You can leave the main road between Kalloni and Mytilini and drive around the pans, the road ist quite deserted and you can take your time. There is some signing about the birds etc. I'm no ornithologist but we saw flamingos and black storks and we were told that the Kalloni Bay is an absolute hotspot for birdwatchers. There are... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is part of the gulf of Kalloni but just a little water just salt lake. Birds are everywhere, and wonderful flamingos.... it's on the road to Molyvos just before Kalloni, just after the benzyna station, turn left...

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