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Aliki Salt Lake

Limnos  >  Greece

Aliki Lake is a coastal salt marsh, located in the eastern part of the island of Lemnos. Many birds use it as a stop during migration.

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Most recent update 14 December 2021
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Description

Aliki Lake covers an area of about 650 hectares and has retained its near-pristine condition. Aliki is distanced from the sea by a 2 kilometer stretch of dunes, each some 100-150 m in width. The abundance of water in winter lends Aliki the appearance of a lake, while in summer the water evaporates, leaving the area full of salt and making it a salt marsh. The environment of Lake Aliki is conducive to the breeding of several species of birds including the Collared Pratincole, Kentish Plover, Black-winged Stilt and Avocet. Lesser Kestrel als breeds in the area. The nature of the wetland also makes it an excellent resting place for migratory birds. Aliki is known to have the largest seasonal gathering (in spring) of Greater Flamingo in Greece.

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Lake Aliki is located in North-East Lemnos, east of Agios Alexandros (Saint Alexandros). Together with the neighboring brackish lakes Chortarolimni and Asprolimni, Lake Aliki is the most important wetland on the island.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Sea , Dunes , Wetland

Conditions

Dry , Open landscape , Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration , Autumn , Spring

Route

Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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