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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  • The Megali Prespa is at the crossroads between Greece, Albania and FYROM. A natural park, very genuine, and with this otherworldly feeling that often times cross border areas have. It was cool also in...  more »
  • Agios Germanos, Agios Achillios, Fishermen, visiting the hermitages are unique experiences. Takes time to walk and after the Holy Achilles. The view is spectacular from the top of the hill opposite the Church of St. Achilleion. From Fishermen by speedboat to visit the hermitages, Agia Eleousa etc. are unique experiences. The boatmen who went were not enough petrol in the tank Board.. tell them to be careful.
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  • Beautiful snowy path approximately 45 minutes from the Florina--After unburden the Pissoderi (ski) do right at the junction for Prespa and in little time the sight is amazing!!! Must: all 3 villages--St. Germanus, St. Achillios, Anglers
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