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Salt-pan of Epanomi

The Salt-pan of Epanomi's beauty is crowned by the view of Mount Olympus.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

At a 5 km radius from Thessaloniki are the salt pans of Epanomi, a lagoon of approximately 8,300 acres and a wildlife sanctuary. The direct view of Mount Olympus creates a special landscape. 217 bird species live here, 64 of which are rare and endangered. We also meet many amphibians (e.g. green toads, tree frogs), reptiles (e.g. turtles, vulcanosaurs), mammals (e.g. rabbits) and rare species of fish such as Zacharias or Zabarola.

What I can't see

The salt pans are also called the Palioura Lagoon and have been included in the NATURA 2000 network. Here are also the protected meadows of Posidonia oceanica, also known as “Posidonia meadows”. Coastal lakes have enormous biodiversity and ecological value. At the same time, they offer many opportunities for human activities and economic growth, resulting in the ecosystem being under pressure by humans. The balance between ecosystem protection and sustainable growth is very difficult.


Souvatzi D., (2012), Οι Λιμνοθάλασσες Επανομής και Αγγελοχωρίου. Έργο ACCOLAGOONS, [The lagoons of Epanomi and Angelochori. ACCOLAGOONS project], in PEEKPE

Last visit 19/1/2023