Prespes Lakes  

Prespes Lakes - Florina (Greece)

The Prespes lakes. Great Prespa is the second largest of the Dessaretian Lakes, located at the border triangle of Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (Golema Prespa, 176.8 sq km/68 sq. mi), Albania (Liqeni Prespes, 49.4 sq km/19 sq mi) and Greece (Megali (Great) Prespa is 47.8 sq km/18.5 sq. mi). Great and Small Prespa are the highest lakes in the Balkans, standing at an altitude of 853 meters (2,800 ft) above sea level. The total area of the three lakes is 274 sq. km. The deepest point of the lakes is 58 meters (190 ft). These lakes serve as a station for migratory birds. One can observe special birds here. The Albanian and Greek banks are extremely remote. The lakes are a protected area (since 1974) and Greece's largest nature reserve. The first cross-border in the Balkans and is a particularly important wetland for birds.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

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The Lakes of Prespes | Florina Macedonia | Greece Photo 40 - Photo JustGreece.com The Lakes of Prespes | Florina Macedonia | Greece Photo 33 - Photo JustGreece.com The mountain village Pisoderi near the ski resort Vigla | Florina Macedonia 5 - Photo JustGreece.com On the way to Prespes in Florina to Kastoria | Macedonia Greece Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com The Lakes of Prespes | Florina Macedonia | Greece Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com The Lakes of Prespes | Florina Macedonia | Greece Photo 20 - Photo JustGreece.com The Lakes of Prespes | Florina Macedonia | Greece Photo 31 - Photo JustGreece.com Amindeo Florina | Macedonia Greece | Greece  Photo 12 - Photo JustGreece.com Mountain village Nimfeon in Florina | Macedonia Greece | Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com The ski resort  Vigla near Pisoderi | Florina Macedonia Photo 1 - Photo JustGreece.com

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Average temperature Prespes Lakes
January
0.5°C
February
2.7°C
March
6.7°C
April
11.6°C
May
16.8°C
June
21.0°C
July
23.1°C
August
22.5°C
September
18.4°C
October
12.6°C
November
7.0°C
December
2.2°C

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