Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  West Macedonia  /  Florina Region  /  Florina  /  Nature  /  Prespa Lakes

Prespa Lakes, Florina

(4.8/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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 (Liqeni i Prespës, Μεγάλη Πρέσπα, Megáli Préspa, Преспанско Езеро, Prespansko Ezero) 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.
Source
Create a full Florina itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Florina

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Florina by other users

42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Florina Region BY A USER FROM GREECE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Florina BY A USER FROM GREECE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM GREECE April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Florina BY A USER FROM GREECE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Patras & Florina Region BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA May, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The Prespes lakes are located away from the big city. The natural landscape remains unchanged. There is no intense tourist "exploitation". For the Big Dice must go to Anglers. Before you reach the village you will find a sharp left turn. From there, the view is amazing. The Front is a quiet fishing village which offers local food (and fish), accomodation and but crowded! With the fthaneis but crowded the limits of 3 countries. In Mikri Prespa, to go to the island (5-10 minutes walking to the bridge). Small routes, food-coffee, kiosk and. relaxation! At the beginning of the bridge you can buy beans and Giants.
    View original
  • The Prespes lakes offer stunning scenery and very beautiful pictures, opportunities to enjoy nature to eat good food and iremiseis
    View original
  • And the little and the great Prespa is something unique. Worth to visit Montjuic the islet of Saint Achileioy and the picturesque villages around lakes.
    View original