Lago di Skadar ,Montenegro
Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula as well as the largest bird reserve in Europe. This gorgeous lake is located between the border of Montenegro and Albania with two thirds of the lake belonging to Montenegro territory, and the rest to Albania. This natural wonder is fed by many rivers and springs, and reaches a depth of 60 meters and a length of 25 miles. The water level varies according to the season and reaches a maximum surface area of 200 square miles.
The lake is surrounded by a landscape of extraordinary beauty, surrounded by ancient monasteries, churches and charming fishing villages - land rich in history and centuries-old culture. It is truly an Eden for all those who love to immerse themselves in unspoiled nature and the perfect place for a spectacular bird watching experience. The lake offers an ideal habitat for many varieties of endangered birds, including some rare examples of Dalmatian pelican, pygmy cormorant and black tern. The warm waters of the lake are completely surrounded by olive trees, mulberry trees and bamboo and are mainly home to rich aquatic vegetation. This varied and complex ecosystem is home to over 800 species of algae and 50 species of fish.
Along the coast of this extraordinary body of water float beautiful layers of water lilies. There are various boat trips available which allow you to visit fascinating historical places of the area. The lake is suitable for swimming with perfect stops along the banks of rocky and deserted beaches. The forests that surround the lake make for the perfect destination for walking, cycling and even horseback riding. The unique and varied environment of Lake Skadar is undoubtedly a paradise for those in search of outdoor activities, the perfect place to experience an unforgettable travel experience.
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