Larnaka Salt Lake, Larnaca

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If you discover chunks of salt emerging from the earth, you may be at Larnaka Salt Lake. This spot serves as a migration point for pink flamingos, and it's home to Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. Here you'll find a crystal-clear lake reflecting an image of one of the holiest shrines of Ottoman Islam surrounded by palm trees and flamingos--a common image at the site. Stretching across 1,585 hectares (3,920 acres) of scrubland, the lake hosts over 80 species of birds. The lake used to provide vast amounts of salt to the locals. During the dry months now, the entire place turns into a mixture of gray dust and piles of crusted salt. To visit Larnaka Salt Lake on your holiday in Larnaca, and find out what else Larnaca has to offer, use our Larnaca tour planner.
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  • This Lake is the attraction of Larnaca, but rather in the winter. In winter there are flying winter flamingos. In early March I found them at the airport. So, the usual big lake. Near the beautiful meadows with flowers. A very good place to run in the morning, if you live close by.
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  • Flamingo really is, but the truth is far from the shore, the Lake go by the way you cannot, could face a fine and pick up the police, but some tourists still come))) for the sake of cool pics, near a beautiful mosque there buried nurse Mohamed ( they say)
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  • We find this place really intressting near to the airport. But the cats are here the biggest show. Lot of hungry kitties,bring some food and they playimg with you  more »
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  • Well it is nice to see the flamingos and seagulls but nothing else to see. You can stop the car take some photos when passing through, it will take minutes then nothing else to do. It is not an attraction it is just a nice view. You can visit it while going to see the the nearby mosque or when going to limassol or lefkara.
  • This is NOT a destination in its own right. If you are passing by, pop down the road and take a picture of the mosque from across the lake, all very beautiful. Even lovelier when the flamingos are around.
  • I went with my car all around it, it's clean and well maintained, flamingos are around usually in January, an amazing nature all around.
  • You'd find this location when you are enroute the Sultan Teke mosque. Please do come down from your car, wave to the flamingoes and taste the salt lake. You'd thank me later.
  • We were here in November, when the lake was mostly dried up. The ground is quite muddy, so it good to come with hiking boots. During this time of year, the flamingos nest here, and we got to see two flocks, one of which took off relatively close to us. Nice for a short morning hike.
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