The Salt pans are a group of segregated shallow pools partitoned by small walls running along side a causeway between the sea of Elounda and the Island of Kolokitha (Spinalonga), together with a headland of scrub and olive groves, this area becomes a magnet for migratory bird species. Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher,Northern Wheatear, Hoopoe, Common Kingfisher, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Common Greenshank, Willow Warbler, Sardinian Warbler can all be found in this area.
Parking on the road at the side of the Salt pans in permissable and free.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Beach, Wetland
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Great to explore early mornings before beach goers arrive and best visited in spring and Autumn.