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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  • Go to sunbathe in complete relaxation and silence, get on a bike is super easy and always, if you dare, you can swim perfectly!
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  • We made a 2 hour tour by boat in the Lake. You could see water lilies as well as some birds. At one point it was allowed to swim also. It was really interesting and beautiful.
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  • It is to ride a bike or take a refreshing baño(El agua no está muy limpia) to relieve the heat. There are several bars and restaurants in the vicinity
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Choose from a small selection of hotels around the center of Shkoder, ranging from inexpensive to more of a splurge. Some accommodations reside in Communist-style buildings, while others feature standard hotel decor. Shkoder has undergone an impressive renewal, with a large pedestrian street lined with cafes and restaurants. Try to stay close to this main strip to experience Shkoder at its liveliest.
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