The number of visitors at Akrotiri Peninsula has been increasing during the last few days, mainly due to the presence of the flamingos on the salt lake. Unfortunately some visitors, probably due to ignorance, are trying to approach the flamingos on foot or by car. This causes many problems to the visitors themselves, as it is very easy to get stack in the mad, but also to the sensitive environment of the area. Besides flamingos the area hosts other species of protected birds, some of which are now preparing for breeding. Human presence has a negative impact on these species and damages other elements of the local ecosystem.

Visitors are, therefore, advised not to approach the lake, but enjoy it through the free access to fieldscopes and other infrastructure of the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre.

It is noted that disturbance to the birds is both inappropriate and illegal under the environment legislation.  For more information contact the Akrotiri Environmental Education Center on the phone number 25826562



The last few days the first flamingos arrived at the Akrotiri salt lake.

24 August 2017

A paper was published in a scientific journal on Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae) population nesting at Akrotiri area. These medium-sized falcons migrate every year from their nesting grounds in the Mediterranean and Canary islands all the way to Madagascar for wintering. The paper analyzes data from many breeding colonies including Akrotiri, and assess the habitat suitability and the impact of climate change and habitat degradation on the species.

Current and future suitability of wintering grounds for a long-distance migratory raptor

23 August 2017

The first Demoiselle cranes (Grus virgo) arrived at Akrotiri Salt Lake.

27 July 2017

20 July 2017

13 July 2017

29 June 2017

22 June 2017

15 June 2017

8 June 2017

28 March 2017

A poster was presented at a scientific conference of British Ornithologists Union in UK (University of Warwick) for the migration of Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae).

Eleonora’s falcon BOU Conference 280317