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Must visit area of Northern Greece

Who knew? The lakes are absolutely stunning, with hardly any tourists or boats - just the local... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Nature at its finest

Nature at its finest. One of the greatest lakes in Europe. Must be visited if you love nature. Try... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Kostis m
London, United Kingdom
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A beautiful pristine area shared by 3 countries. These lakes are shared by Albania, FYROM and Greece. A totally different kind of vacation to come in touch of nature as it truly is as well as the people who live there!
| Agios Germanos Prespa, Prespes 530 77, Greece
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Who knew? The lakes are absolutely stunning, with hardly any tourists or boats - just the local fisherman fishing for enormous carp. The landscape is stunning, especially in the autumn when we visited and the tree colours were at their very best. Visit before it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Nature at its finest. One of the greatest lakes in Europe. Must be visited if you love nature. Try the restaurants in Psarades to combine

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kostis m
Reviewed August 14, 2018

this is a pleasent stay to do a walk in the nature. Very very hot in summer. Very few tourists. It is near to albani border

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fioridimandorlo5
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Prespa lakes are almost at the end of Greece close to the Albanian border. We took a surprisingly interesting and enjoyable tour of greater Prespa lake with a veteran of the Germanos family. The motor boat cruise showed us some of the huge variety of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We were so glad we made the effort to come to this area of outstanding beauty. The Mikri Prespa is mostly in Greece where we stayed. Sadly most of the tavernas near the lake were closed in May

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The two Prespa lakes are nery nice. One of them has a unique historical tresure - the ruins of the basilica of tsar Samuil, where his tomb has been found. The other lake can be visited also by a boat from the village of Nivici,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Damjan D
Reviewed March 1, 2018

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 the middle of the summer. We visited the little village of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Anna T
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

There are huge fertile bean fields around the lake. It's worth going up to Agios Achilios though watch out for small water snakes that may be on the floating bridge. Remember to taste a dish of beans at Psarades village and buy some spices and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank polygnosi
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We drive to the lakes from Kastoria, an easy less than 60 km. The views on way are great. We went to the Big Perspa and took a 1 hr. boat trip with one of the local sail man. He was speaking a reasonable English...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Adomvatik
Reviewed July 31, 2017

The Prespes lakes lie at an altitude of nearly 800m and offer a fantastic scenery. If you like bird watching there are many species of birds to see. If you prefer history there are a number of byzantine and 17th century churches to visit. Get...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from Damjan D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, but maybe Thessaloniki is more convenient.
michelle D
May 4, 2016|
Response from theopi22 | Reviewed this property |
Hallo, In end June under normal weather conditions A/C is not required . On the contrary, I would suggest that you take with a light jacket for the evening walks !!! Also, I would suggest that you take with mosquito... More
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Northern Greece (9 Replies)
Hello We are going to Greece in September, flying into Athens. We are looking for areas to visit and I have recently come across Prespa Lakes near the Albanian border. Has anyone visited there? Can you give me any advice on where it would be best to stay to visit this area? Looking forward to your replies Gina
June 25, 2007|
Response fromAlexandros C|
This is great place to visit. It'of the most beautiful areas in Greece and one of its largest national parks. Your best choice is to stay in Aghios Germanos, which is the largest village in the area, but you will need a car to explore. Don't miss Aghios Achillios island (there is a floating bridge that connects it with the shore) and it's imprsive ruined basilica. Take also a boat tour to visit the hermits' caves. Prespa lakes are one of the most important bird habitats in SE Europe, so...More
Bristol, United Kingdom
Northern Greece trip report part 3: Arcturos bear sanctuary (12 Replies)
Years ago I read about the Arcturos bear sanctuary in the remote forests of Northern Greece and promised myself I would visit it one day - today I finally did it, and was not disappointed - what an enjoyable and moving experience. The drive from Edessa to Nymfaio is a delight, through cherry orchards (did you know Edessa grows 1% of the world's entire cherry crop - me neither) then across a fertile agricultural plain with fields of wheat and other crops. Climbing up the mountain road to...More
June 23, 2017|
Response fromm_at2385|
What a great experience..unfortunately gypsies used to do this and still do it in other nearby countries .using and abusing the bears as an attraction to gaining money..i recall a documentary about the sanctuary,the donations have fallen during the crisis,they need help as these animals eat a lot. ..on the other hand there are still free bears in these areas..when they get too hungry they leave the mountains and go down to the areas where people live,locals have encountered them...More
A week in Central Macedonia (5 Replies)
My huband, our 11 year old son and I are travelling by car for a week in Central Macedonia in April and planning to visit Pella, Loutra Pozar, Edessa, Prespa Lakes and Veryina. Could we please have some advise about how long it would take to see each place and whether April would be a good time of year to see the birds on Prespa Lakes. Thank you very much for your help.
December 02, 2013|
Response fromthal4|
Thank you. An extremely useful website.