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. To visit Larnaka Salt Lake on your holiday in Larnaka City, and find out what else Larnaka City has to offer, use our Larnaka City tour planner.
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  • Beautiful place, very romantic at night. Very close to the airport - you can go there even if you have a moment after you check in your luggage and before you depart.  more »
  • By the airport. We stopped on the way back to the airport to leave Cyprus. Even having the cab wait for us and pay for the meter, it was inexpensive. There are flamingos all over the lake. Really beau...  more »
  • Saltlake itself: Beautiful, serene or -in the summer months- dry! Home of a douzen bird species and shrimps. Around the saltlake: a small forest, a decent small park, the Hala Soultan mosque and the a...  more »

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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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