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Shkodra Lake, Shkoder
(3.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Admire a range of bird species at Shkodra Lake, the largest lake in the Balkan peninsula that rests on the border between Albania and Montenegro. A couple of islands in the lake are still home to castles and an old prison. Despite these sites, what draws most visitors is the densely populated bird reserve, featuring some of the last native European pelicans. The birds nest along the lake shores, attracted by the large number of fish in the water, including carp and eel. You can charter a fishing boat yourself or sample some of the fish flavors at a restaurant along the lake's banks. Some of these eateries have terraces that jut out over the water. To enjoy the surroundings, consider a ride in one of the small boats banked on the Albanian side, available for group rentals. These often have covers that shield you from the sun. Our Shkoder trip generator makes visiting Shkodra Lake and other Shkoder attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful landscaping. Maghifico landscape, untouched and impressive. Attention to the road, turns quietly with the car but the road along the Lake is really tight and alongside there are parts that do not have the protections for machines. Also very romantic spot for a candlelit dinner in different restaurants overlooking the Lake. Highly recommended.
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  • Difficult to give an honest review as the lake appeared to be flooded during our visit. Some very nice looking restaurants can be found along the shores. 
  • stunning. km of lily pads and wild life. Swimming in the centre of the lake, with a mill pond calm surface, yet underneath feeling the swirling warm then cold water from the depths, was an invigoratin...  more »