The protected area of Angelochori Lagoon is located in the land part of the capes of Megalo Karampournou and Tuzla, which define from the south the Gulf of Thessaloniki. Although small in area, this area hosts rich biodiversity and is particularly important for the avifauna. In this small area, 200 species of birds have been observed, some of which are rare and endangered.
The protected area borders with the village of Angelochori, a small seaside village, with well-known landmarks the Lighthouse of the Great Piston, but also the Fortress built during the Ottoman Empire at a point considered of strategic importance since antiquity, because it controlled the passage to the gulf of Thessaloniki.
The lagoon is about square in shape and very shallow depth, while in its northern part a salt lake has been created, which has been operating and producing salt since at least 1902. The salt lake, although an artificial ecosystem, is a valuable part of the wetland complex. It reduces human nuisance, supplies water to the area and preserves organisms (eg fish, shrimps, oysters, etc.), which are food for other species of fauna, eg. birds.
The lagoon, with its coastal salt marshes on its south bank, is separated from the sea by a narrow sandy shore and is connected to it by a central artificial connecting ditch.
The salt pit is also a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore a unique and diverse natural environment. Visitors can observe the salt pans and mudflats, as well as the diverse wildlife that inhabits the area.
The use of drones in capturing images of Agelochori Salt Pit can provide an aerial perspective of the site, showcasing its size, scale, and beauty. The salt pans and mudflats appear as intricate patterns from above, highlighting the unique and intricate nature of this site.
In conclusion, Agelochori Salt Pit is a unique and valuable natural phenomenon that is rich in ecological and geological significance. With its diverse wildlife, intricate patterns, and stunning aerial views, it is a must-visit destination for those interested in the natural world.