Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Akrotiri Salt Lake

The Akrotiri Salt Lake (also known as the Limassol Salt Lake) and the Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Center are both located on the Akrotiri Peninsula, which is within the Limassol district of Cyprus.  This salt lake is also located within the boundaries of the Akrotiri British Bases, which is an area that remained under British rule, even when Cyprus gained its independence in 1960.



As one of the two salt lake areas in Cyprus, the Akrotiri Salt Lake is considered the largest inland body of water within the island of Cyprus, even though the lake is typically dry during the summer months.  Hence, a lake without water.  The Akrotiri Salt Lake is considered to be an important wetland within the Mediterranean region.

The Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Center (AEEIC) is situated near the Akrotiri Salt Lake.  It was established in 2004 to provided environmental education programs for tourists and locals, particularly school groups.  Within the AEEIC, there's plenty of information regarding the salt lake and wildlife in Cyprus, as well as a lookout point to view the Akrotiri Salt Lake.




It's preferable to visit the Akrotiri Salt Lake between the months of October and February, since there are thousands of flamingos and various birds at the salt lakes each winter, when water exists in the salt lake.



Site: Akrotiri Salt Lake and Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Center. 

Category: Nature and Educational Center. 

Location: Akrotiri Village, within the Limassol district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 25826562. 

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday to Saturday. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2010 and 2011.

2 comments:

  1. Cool! What a great place to bird watch!

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    1. It's a lovely area. Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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