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Πέμπτη, Φεβρουαρίου 13, 2014

Our travel/photo blog Imgeater| Prespa lakes, Mikri Prespa, Megali Prespa

I am happy because I have received new photos for our photo eshoptravel/photo blog of imgeater. Those are photos of Greece during winter time, with a lot of snow! So I am starting to upload the material on the blog and eshop.
I start with the region of Prespes, especially Mikri Prespa and more specifically with a small island situated in Mikri Prespa, called Agios Achilleos.
Our photographer had been there during the winter of 2012 when the temperature was -16. You can see our first blog post about Mikri Prespa and Agios Achilleos here.
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The two lakes, Mikri and Megali Prespa are water borders of Greece, of former Yugoslavia and Albania. They lie 850 m. above the sea-level and have a depth of 50 m.
Megali Prespa is today located in FYROM, Albania and Greece while Mikri Prespa is entirely located within the latter two countries. The area is characterized by outstanding natural beauty and has been inhabited without interruption from antiquity (with traces of ancient inhabitation in the area of "Lemos" and on the island of Agios Achilleos) to the present day. 
Their shores at many places are steep and rocky. In other places they are calm and have rich vegetation. Mikri Prespa is on the left of the central road and is separated by Megali Prespa by a narrow strip of land 1,000 m. The whole region is an attraction and has been designated as a National Park. 

The area has rich fauna as a result of the great variety of natural habitats and its topography. The lakes are important for the breeding of aquatic birds. In total more than 200 species have been observed at the lakes and the surrounding forest. The shores of Mikri Prespa, with thick reeds, host pelicans, Pelecanus crispus (wild pelicans) and of Pelecanus onocrotalus (red pelicans), wild ducks and many other species of rare birds which attract the interest of international scientific institutes. The marine fauna of the lake is of importance due to the large rate of endemism. At the sub-species level, 80% of the fish are endemic. Finally, the area is rich in historic and religious monuments.
 (this information is taken from internet,