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Larnaka Salt Lake, Larnaka City

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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. Take a look at our Larnaka City travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Larnaka Salt Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were there at the sunset. Really amazing! The salt was a bit pink and it looked like snow. There are no flamingos there in August but nevertheless this place worth visiting in any month.  more »
  • We walked! Beating up this town! Without water! Water take necessarily, outside the city no stores! If we do not take a car, it's best to get there by bike. Taxis are expensive and inconvenient, and bus stops. Thinking across the Lake to reach the mosque, but peremazalis in clay, which under a lovely white crust. There were plans to walk to the mosque, which they did. Recommend the bike perfectly on a footpath, just hot.
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  • The Lake is completely dried out during the summer months-an impressive white salt flat surrounded by a mixture of natural and built environment. During the winter months the Lake is an important resting area for flamingos and other migratory birds.
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Where to stay in Larnaka City

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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