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. Using our online itinerary creator, Shkoder attractions like Shkodra Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Absolutely disgusted at the lack of care and respect for this alleged nature park. The entire area around the lake is heavily littered with no apparent clean up practice undertaken judging by the exte...  more »
  • Rent a bike and go around the two villages by the lake. Then have a nice beer in one of the restaurants nearby.  more »
  • The Lake is very big and, perhaps for this reason, it is difficult to review. The part that faces the city of Shkoder is affected by the proximity to the Center, somewhat degraded, so I felt to give only 3 stars. Exiting the city limits you can admire the Lake in all its glory, much more pleasant and charming.
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