Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Alyki wetlands: a salty experience
Driving on the road along Mykali beach to Psili Ammos beach in the south-east of the island, you will pass by a shallow lake with salty water for most of the time of the year, sort of a lagoon, the Alyki wetlands. Well known for flamingos who stay there for a while for their "Samos holidays" in winter/spring.
But now the wetlands are completely dried out, a layer of salt covers the ground and the salt crystals shimmer in the sun.
Here are some impressions of how it looked like in the late afternoon of September 1st.