Alykes Salt Pans

Zakynthos  >  Greece

Salt flats on the east coast of Zakynthos in the resort of Alykes.

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Most recent update 14 March 2022
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Alykes is named after the Greek name for salt flats. Nowadays it’s one of the most popular resorts on the island of Zakynthos. Until the late 1970s salt was produced in the Alykes Salt Pans. But today the area is a beautiful nature reserve. Among the birds you can encounter are Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Common Sandpiper, Zitting Cisticola, Great Reed Warbler and Western Yellow Wagtail.



Easy accessible and on walking distance from the resort of Alykes. You can walk around the salt pans on the surrounding roads, or walk on the road that is in the middle of the salt pans.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Sea


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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