Prespa is the name of two freshwater lakes in southeast Europe, shared by Albania, Greece, and the Republic of Macedonia. Of the total surface area, 176.3km² belongs to the Republic of Macedonia, 46.3km² to Albania and 36.4km² to Greece. They are the highest tectonic lakes in the Balkans, standing at an elevation of 853 m (2,798 ft).The Great Prespa Lake is divided between Albania, Greece and Macedonia. The Small Prespa Lake (Greek: Μικρή Πρέσπα, Mikri Prespa; Albanian: Prespa e Vogël) is shared only between Greece (138km² drainage area; 42.5km² surface area) and Albania (51km² drainage area; 4.3km² surface area).The area contains three National Parks located in Albania, Greece, and the Republic of Macedonia respectively. The largest town in the Prespa Lakes region is Resen in the Republic of Macedonia. In 2014, the Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Reserve between Albania and Macedonia was added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves.HistoryIn the 10th century, the Tsar Samuil built the fortress and church of St. Achillius on an island called Agios Achillios in the Small Prespa Lake, on the Greek side of the border. The biggest island in the Great Prespa Lake, on Macedonia's side, is called Golem Grad ("Large Town"), and Snake Island (Zmiski Ostrov). The other island Mal Grad (Small Town, in Albania) is the site of a ruined 14th century monastery dedicated to St. Peter. Today, both islands are uninhabited.A visit to Prespa Lakes represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Florina trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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Καταπληκτική εμπειρία για όλη την οικογένεια. Εάν έχετε μικρά παιδιά Θα πρέπει να βρείτε κάποιον βαρκάρη που να έχει παιδικά σωσίβια. Εμείς είχαμε τρία παιδιά και δυσκολευτήκαμε να βρούμε βαρκάρη που ... more »Amazing experience for the whole family. If you have young children you need to find someone boatman who has children's lifejackets. We had three children and struggling to find a boatman who has three children's lifejackets. Negative is that the boatmen did not cooperate among themselves to solving such problems. Despite this small inconvenience certainly deservesView original
The place is so peaceful and silent! Do not forget to rent a boat from psarades village and meet a different view of the lake.
Ένας παράδεισος πραγματικός , καλά κρυμένος από τα παιδιά της μεγαλούπολης . Είναι όμορφα όλες τις εποχές του χρόνου , αλλά προσωπικά τον προτιμώ στο τέλος του φθινοπώρου , τότε που κάθε δένδρο έχει ε... more »A real paradise, well hidden from the children of the city. It is beautiful all year round, but personally I prefer in the end of autumn, then that every tree has up of 100 colors. To make the boat ride and to see old paintings on the rocks!View original
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