Prespa Lakes, Florina

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Small Prespa Lake is a lake shared between Greece and Albania . It is the smaller of the two Prespa Lakes.DetailsSmall Prespa Lake in particular has been recognized as an important wetland ecosystems favoring breeding and feeding of rare water bird species. It is best known for hosting the largest breeding colony of the Dalmatian pelican in the world. The flora in the region is composed of more than 1,500 plant species of which 146 endemic species in the Lake Ohrid and 39 endemic species from the Prespa Lakes.The villages surrounding the lake are Agios Germanos, Laimos, Milionas, Platy, Kallithea, Lefkonas, Prespes, Karyes, Mikrolimni, Oxia, Pyli and Vrontero.During 1970 significant amounts of water from the Devoll river was diverted into the lake with the intention to use it latter during the summer time for the irrigation purposes. Due to the high suspended solids in the river water significant siltation did occur on the Albanian side. The practice has recently stopped. The Albanian part of this lake has a surface of 420 hectares. In 1999 the Society for the Protection of Prespa received the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award for its conservation efforts regarding the Lake Prespa Ramsar site.Agios AchilleiosSmall Prespa Lake contains the island of Agios Achilleios ; in February 1948, in the midst of the Greek Civil War, Nikos Zachariadis, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece, married Roula Koukoulou, his long-time lover, on this island, in a widely publicized ceremony.
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  • Joanne, theater and unique with natural beauty as though false, easy accessible worth not miss to spend
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  • We visited the Prespes late March, our stay was in Florina and the road up the Prespes was snowy and magical at the same time. Approaching the Prespes lakes and coastal settlements there. Worth to visit and the small and the great Prespa, Agios Achileioy islet, anglers, and paralimnia hamlets!!!
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  • What to do for the excellent piece of Greece ... We from the pezogefyra in Saint Achillio, that if you're in another world! The Agios Germanos, a small picturesque village. visit to the neromylo. Is anapalaiomenos and very touristy, the Green and the beach to trechoyn APO pantou! The Bosphorous, but crowded (cost €30) lasts an hour CA. Akrotiri Roti from a trail (Don long trousers and closed shoes!) ftaneis in 20-25 minutes pezoporeia and river view! Accessing to the Bosphorous on the right stop unexpectedly the amazing view, either with your own kyalia, with special telescoping (0,50 €) and walk you!!! The Mikrolimni worth going at dawn the Sun why is next best on Dice! It has many ekklisies, para select opois want and will not miss!
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