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Shkodra Lake, Shkoder

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Admire a range of bird species at Shkodra Lake, the largest lake in the Balkan peninsula that rests on the border between Albania and Montenegro. A couple of islands in the lake are still home to castles and an old prison. Despite these sites, what draws most visitors is the densely populated bird reserve, featuring some of the last native European pelicans. The birds nest along the lake shores, attracted by the large number of fish in the water, including carp and eel. You can charter a fishing boat yourself or sample some of the fish flavors at a restaurant along the lake's banks. Some of these eateries have terraces that jut out over the water. To enjoy the surroundings, consider a ride in one of the small boats banked on the Albanian side, available for group rentals. These often have covers that shield you from the sun. Using our online itinerary creator, Shkoder attractions like Shkodra Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can't get a proper view of Lake Shkodër from the city, so it is best to make your way out of town to Shiroka / Shirokë. Lake Shkodër is not only the largest lake in the Balkans, it is the largest....  more »
  • We drove from Montenegro to Albania, and when we saw the beauty that this lake had, we really stare for a while. The mountains all around, and the peacefulness really gives you a sense of relaxation.....  more »
  • Beautiful lake
  • I have been to the Montenegrin side of the lake. It is really so beautiful but Cafe workers are not so friendly. Somebody has to teach the importance of tourism to them...

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