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Elounda Salt Pans

Crete  >  Greece

On the road that connects Elounda with Kolokitha peninsula, on the site of the ancient city Olous, are the old Venetian salt pans which last operated in 1972.

Added by Martin Roper

Description

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 ShrikeSpotted FlycatcherRed-breasted Flycatcher,Northern WheatearHoopoeCommon KingfisherCurlew SandpiperLittle StintCommon GreenshankWillow WarblerSardinian Warbler can all be found in this area.

Details

Access

Parking on the road at the side of the Salt pans in permissable and free.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Beach, Wetland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Great to explore early mornings before beach goers arrive and best visited in spring and Autumn.

Birdingplaces Near

Plaka

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