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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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  • Shkodra Lake is a peaceful paradise. Best way to explore the area is in a bike ride. You can also walk using the relatively new trail around the lake. There are several restaurants and coffee shops on...  more »
  • Worth a visit. Drive out and find a restaurant on the South shore. Eat, drink and enjoy. It's rustic but a fun visit.  more »
  • Worth a lively walk around when the sun is out. A couple of nice bar / restaurants to relax at with or without kids. Look past the rubbish floating in. the water.  more »