Prespa Lake

Prespa lake   

Prespa Lake is located in the Prespa Region, one of the most beautiful and attractive regions in Macedonia. Among the symbols making this region recognizable, such as the large plantations with apples, the interesting history and the development of the rural tourism, we must include the tectonic lake of Prespa. The surface of the lake is 176 square kilometers and its surface is shared between Macedonia, Albania and Greece. The maximum depth of the lake is 54m. Prespa region has a rich fauna, different species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, bird species and the biggest attraction are the pelicans and the cormorants. Prespa lake is the only lake in Macedonia having a small island. “Golem grad” or “Large Town“ is a result of the remains found there after the archaeological excavations that proved a life on this island during few different periods. The island is in the first zone of protection from the National Park of Galichica and it is only accessible by a small boats. It is point of interest for the biologists and the zoologists as well because of its variety of flora and fauna. The tourist would like to explore the extremely attractive surroundings and especially to discover the secret why this small island is the famous “Snake Island” of the Prespa Lake. Discovering the almost untouched nature, the pleasant climate, the “healing” fresh air as well as the opportunity to socialize with the locals and taste the most delicious Prespa carp, will keep your attention and awake your desire to come back again. In 2004, the Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Reserve between Macedonia and Albania was added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.