This is a much anticipated event, the annual arrival at Larnaca’s Salt Lakes of its most famous winter visitor, Phoenicopterus roseus, commonly known as the pink flamingo. The unusual sight of around 15,000 of the birds assembled on the lake has once again attracted a rush of visitors to enjoy the spectacle. Their brief visit between January and March brings many tourists and locals to watch their courtship displays, and to observe them during the breeding season in their temporary home. The sound of the massed calls of so many flamingos in one place is also something not to be missed.
The Larnaca Salt Lake is actually made up of three interconnected lakes named Alyki, the largest, Soros, Orphani plus the airport lake. The area covers five square kilometres and is the most important wetland site in Cyprus and a protected area since 1997.
Over 80 different species of migratory birds, including swans and wild ducks, visit the lake, making it an ornithologists and bird spotters delight. A walking trail around the perimeter is an enjoyable way to see the area and take photographs. Overlooking the Salt Lake stands the majestic Hala Sutan Tekke Mosque, and as one of the most holy Islamic sites, it attracts thousands of visiting pilgrims to Cyprus every year.
Larnaca is a flourishing tourist resort with a combination of the ancient and modern side by side and close to Larnaca International Airport. It has grown in popularity in recent years with the development of hotels, villas and self-catering accommodation. Several exciting luxury hotel projects have been announced involving millions of Euros from foreign investors, all of which stands to increase demand in the real estate sector.
Sources: www.atravellersjourney.com, www.in-cyprus.com, www.mydestination.com.
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