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Alyki Kitrous - Saltworks

Macedonia  >  Greece

The lagoons at the saltworks of Alyki Kitrous give a nice view of Greater Flamingo and a variety of other interesting birds.

Added* by Anders Larsson
Most recent update 7 March 2021

Description

The Alyki Kitrous area is an active saltwork so it has to be observed mainly from the outside. Though it is possible to walk (at least no one stopped me) through the entrance at the N side of the site, and follow the shore and from there observe Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt and Dalmatian Pelican and other shorebirds. On the W side there is a gate (always locked) from there Collared Pratincole can be seen.

The saltworks are not enclosed from the S side, so it's possible to enter that way. However an advice is not to walk too far in, because it is not allowed. Anyway while walking there keep an eye open for Calandra Lark and Greater Short-toed Lark.

Details

Access

Drive road E75 and turn E at either Alyki or Korinos.

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats , Wetland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Summer

Route

Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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