Wetland of Kalloni Gulf | Lesbos
Updated: Nov 7, 2019
The wetland of Kalloni is one of the most important ecologic assets of Lesvos.
The coastal areas around Kalloni Gulf are within an environmental system of torrents (Mylopotamos, Tsikneas), marshes (Skala Kallonis, Parakila), olive groves, woods and salt-pits (Kalloni, Polichnitos) which provide shelter for the reproduction of rare species of birds. Of the total number of birds recorded, 66 are migratory. This fact has helped bird-watching tourism to start flourishing in the island. Some of the species are: pink flamingos, gray herons, avocets, etc.