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Komani Lake, Koman

Created when the Drini Valley was dammed, Komani Lake rests in deep gorges between the towns of Komani and Fierza; two ferries travel between the towns on the lake. The boats get packed with visitors, locals, and even animals as residents move between the two towns on their daily commute. Try to grab a seat on a ferry close to the water to appreciate the tall cliffs on either side. The cliffs' jagged faces are dotted with trees and brush growth, but the rest of the shore is sparsely populated. Book a private boat tour through one of the ferry companies for a personalized look at the lake and its environs. Some private tours even include a stop at the captain's family home for a meal and a trip to the best swimming area. Buy your ferry ticket at your hotel and the ferry company will pick you up from the hotel's door. A second lake connects to Komani and goes near the Kosovo border; before a highway was built, the lake was the only way to get to there. Arrange to visit Komani Lake and other attractions in Koman using our Koman day trip planner .
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  • When I was resting in Shkoder, I devoted one day to a trip to the lake Koman. Two hours on the serpentine, and you're there. The beauty of this place is difficult to describe in words. Komani lake in ...  more »
  • We were part of a tour organized from Choose Balkans. Ferry Tour on Koman Lake was part of the itenerary and was absolutely amaizing . Wild nature around the lake . It was the most amaizing experience...  more »
  • We took a tour organized by Choose Balkans from Tirana to the Albanian alps. We had to wake up early in the morning 5:00 am we left Tirana as the boat left the dam at Komani Lake at 9:00 am. The views...  more »
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  • The best boat ride in the world! Stop off at the ferry port for a coffee around a woodburner before stepping foot on to one of many tiny taxi boats that provide transit for the locals living way out in the mountains. Fascinating to witness such a wonderfully unique lifestyle.
  • Really nice lake in Northern Albania. You can use ferry to get across the lake. Several companies run their ships for carrying passengers and also cars and motorcycles between towns Fierzë and Koman. Price is about approx. 15EUR + 1EUR tax for using the port :)
  • Lake Koman Ferry (Albanian: Trageti i Komanit) is a passenger ferry service operated by several local companies along the Koman Reservoir (also known as Koman Lake) in Northern Albania. The line operates between Koman near the Koman Hydroelectric Power Station, and Fierzë near the Fierza Hydroelectric Power Station. The line is known for its breath taking views of the mountain gorges, unscheduled stops along the way for serving locals, and the peculiar atmosphere of both locals, foreigners, and even animals being fitted on board up to full capacity. According to Bradt Travel guides, the journey is described as "one of the world's great boat trips" only comparable to the Scandinavian fjords
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  • amazing place with restaurant and hotel. we had a wonderful time here (and on the ferry). the staff is great: very friendly and super helpful.

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