We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kalloni Salt Pans

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 3rd Km Kalloni - Mytilene Main Road, Skala Kallonis 811 07, Greece

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 93 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fabulous place to see some birds/wildlife

Take your binoculars and camera and wear sensible shoes - we managed to see pelicans, storks, flamingoes, egrets, cormorants & herons - quite a few different types of each. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
GregoryB
,
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 59: English reviews
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
126 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your binoculars and camera and wear sensible shoes - we managed to see pelicans, storks, flamingoes, egrets, cormorants & herons - quite a few different types of each. The place to go if you like birdwatching.

Helpful?
Thank GregoryB
Flensburg, Germany
Level Contributor
132 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

You can leave the main road between Kalloni and Mytilini and drive around the pans, the road ist quite deserted and you can take your time. There is some signing about the birds etc. I'm no ornithologist but we saw flamingos and black storks and we were told that the Kalloni Bay is an absolute hotspot for birdwatchers. There are... More 

Helpful?
Thank gammeldansk80
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is part of the gulf of Kalloni but just a little water just salt lake. Birds are everywhere, and wonderful flamingos.... it's on the road to Molyvos just before Kalloni, just after the benzyna station, turn left...

Helpful?
Thank Marian S
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We hired bicycles to visit the salt flats on several occasions. We have good binoculars and although are not serious bird watchers (who would probably have visited in the Spring), we enjoyed seeing the variety of birds there. We saw flamingos, Dalmation and white pelicans, black and white storks, egrits, herons, stilts and avocets among others.

Helpful?
Thank rp3x2016
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I love walking to the Salt Pans from Skalla Kolloni this time we came for the day as was staying else where on the Island of lesvos. We got a taxi to the square and as its a very hot walk set off early after a quick breakfast from the bakers at the harbour, Take some bread with you and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank soniab12347
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The salt pans are home to many species of birds . Greater Zflamingoes in abundance and all in all a most enjoyable walk.i spent just over an hour there but could have stayed longer ! Great walks and birds that I've never seen before.

Helpful?
Thank Tess1211
Gloucester, England
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Excellent for a variety of wading birds but especially the flock of 500+ Greater Flamingos. There are a couple of hides and you are able to drive down the right hand side and along to bottom of the reserve parallel to the road.

Helpful?
Thank GlosterBirder
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Well used by bird watchers. Many go in April to May for the bird migration, wetlands. We went last July and they were dry. Going at this time of the year, May to June you get the benefit of a wonderful, different view.

Helpful?
Thank angelewrighton
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was an amazing experience visiting the salt pans in spring 2016. Quite a few bird watching people were in attendance at dusk wielding huge lensed cameras on tripods - serious stuff! Me and my little Panasonic seemed a bit out of place but immediately I came across a flock of black winged stilts noisily fishing. Then a black stork,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Y F
Merseyside
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is very popular with birders hoping to see that lifer on the Salt pans. Awesome place, meet others with same interests.

Helpful?
Thank Brenda T

Travellers who viewed Kalloni Salt Pans also viewed

 

Been to Kalloni Salt Pans? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kalloni Salt Pans and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kalloni Salt Pans staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?