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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  • Go earl morning or in the afternoon to see many many flamingos in the salt lake. Go early morning or in the afternoon to see them closer. Later the day they are too far  more »
  • Walking and taking photos in this amazing place was unforgettable!Watching the flamingos was a very special experience.Lake was so huge that it was in both right and left side.Also Hala Sultan could b...  more »
  • Beautiful lake with a lot of flamingoes in winter time. Worth watching even while driving next to the lake.  more »

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A small city, Larnaka's activity and accommodations center around its palm tree-lined seafront. Hotels and apartments on or near the busy main promenade provide easy access to the beach and the area's most popular restaurants; however, this convenience often comes with an increased price tag. Budget-conscious visitors should look for a room on the outskirts, where most of the city's main attractions will still be within walking distance (generally involving a pleasant stroll along the beach), although popping back to your room for forgotten beach supplies will not be as easy.
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