P 16 GREEK MARITIME HERITAGE
3rd Junior High School of Katerini
In the unit of maritime heritage we chose to visit and present to our partners the salt marshes in Kitros. We visited the salt production unit in the area and were informed about the way the salt marsh works. The area, called Alikes, consists of many saltpans out of which salt is extracted. The salt is being washed and then put on pyramids. That is the only processing it undergoes.
We also saw the lagoon next to the salt marshes. The area is also a wetland of international significance, with a large number of protected species (like the Mediterranean Gull and Greater Flamingo) using the site for breeding, feeding and resting. We were lucky enough to see the flamingos on the day of our visit. We also saw sea daffodils on the beach or else known as Pancratium Maritimum which is a protected plant.
Here is a video with the photos of our visit.
Lydia has prepared presentation with some interesting facts about the salt marshes in Greece in general and the salt marsh in Kitros in specific.
You can also watch the following video for a brief tour around the area of Alykes (salt marshes) in Kitros.