last update: 6/12/2016

AREA IDENTIFICATION

The site of Aggelochori lagoon (total area of 377.2 ha) includes a coastal lagoon, a saltpan, salt marshes and a marine zone. A narrow sandy beach cuts off a saline lagoon and associated salt marshes from the sea except for a central connecting artificial ditch. At the north part of the lagoon there are salt works, which consist one of the main human activities developed in the area.

The vegetation is low and mainly halophytic, while few reed beds appear around the dam. The area is important as a breeding, feeding and resting area for a large number of bird species. The landscape includes extents covered by water, salt marshes areas and sand dunes and offers a wide view to the sea.

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