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Shkodra Lake, Shkoder
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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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  • 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 »
  • Is a town full of tradition. To visit by car because it is quite far from the city. Around there are some nice local.
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  • Types of lakes with Rozafa fortress walls, of course, are impressive. But the boat trip on the Lake gives more pleasure. Very beautiful beaches, diverse vegetation, many birds, beautiful views. Walks on boats on the water area of the Lake in Albania has not yet developed such as in Montenegro and are much cheaper. But at the same time, the service and maintenance, especially in tursezon, can be much better than what is offered in the Virpazar.
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