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Lake Pamvotis, Ioannina

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Lake Pamvotida or Pamvotis, commonly also Lake Ioannina is the largest lake of Epirus, located in the central part of the Ioannina regional unit in northern Greece. The regional capital Ioannina to the west and the town of Perama to the north are urban settlements fringing the lake while the remaining of its periphery is composed of farmland. The lake features small fishing ports and a boating port. There is a regular boat service to the Ioannina Island. The Greek National Road 6 surrounds the northern half of the lake.GeographyLake Pamvotida is situated at 470 m elevation, south of the Mitsikeli mountains. It is fed by several small rivers. It has no surface outflow, but it is drained through karstic sinkholes towards the rivers Arachthos, Louros and Kalamas. In 1960 a tunnel and ditch were constructed that drain from the northern end of the lake to the river Kalamas. The small inhabited Ioannina Island, where Ali Pasha was hiding during the last days of his reign, is situated near the northern shore.BiologyUrbanisation and pollution are threatening the lake ecosystem, home to small mammals, waterbirds and a rich fish and crustacean fauna. Eutrophication results in algal blooms in summer. Lake Pamvotida is home to Tsima (Τσίμα), a species of fish endemic to the lake. Two bryozoan species have recently been reported from the lake.
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  • The times and if you go to San Diego, the city in antamoibi with the beauty of the Lake is the benchmark .... Magic!!! In Mole Brown is all polished. Especially in the winter if they "succeed" the icy lake, is like a scene from a fairy tale!
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  • Is apisteytii beauty of this Lake that ties both in harmony with the environment. any time Thursday to visit has something beautiful to you walked thru i. If the view from the top, from the martyriko village Ligiades opposite the town be enchanted by the view. The threaded surrounding of a cheimwniatiko the summer breakfast has the same eyergetiki effect on psychology of silence.. A business the apogeymatinos coffee in beautiful Brown! who is around the Lake imposed by each visitor with the view to the chalarwnei and calms. The staff of kastropoliteia and the glass-fetiche mother or of Ali PASA-earn their own colour and in other times gyrizoun. Excellent and the nisaki of Lake-island of Kyra Frosynis-... journey into history and not only ... I am from Messinia but I cherish this very beauty and reference itself city of Ioannina.
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  • It is a beautiful Lake worth the walk the perimeter or enjoy the views towards this from above. The island is picturesque but particularly tourist and the rudeness of some residents made us very bad impression.
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