Larnaca’s Salt Lake is a complex network of four salt lakes of different sizes to the west of the city of Larnaca. The largest is called Aliki. All the lakes together they form the second largest salt lake in Cyprus after Limassol’s.
Beside the picturesque beauty, the lake is the haunt of 85 species of water birds. It is one of the important migratory passages through Cyprus. The most significant of those are the flamingoes. Approximately 2000-12000 of them spend the winter months there feeding off populations of the brine shrimps and if you are lucky enough and visit us through winter you are going to see that during those months the color of the lake is lightly pink.
During the winter months the lake fills with water whilst in the summer the water evaporates, leaving a crust of salt and a haze of grey dust.