Two high-altitude lakes and three countries (Greece, Albania and Fyrom) that peacefully share their waters.

Here in Northern Greece, there is an undefined borderline where no creature needs a passport, whether human, fish or fowl.

The whole area around the lakes is called Prespa by residents of Greece, Albania and Fyrom.

It’s a veritable ark of wildlife and culture.  

 

Highlights:

  • Visit Agios Achillios islet
  • Take a boat ride in Psarades 
  • Wander around Agios Germanos village
  • Take a birdwatching tour
  • Capture the amazing view
  • Ski in Vigla
  • Enjoy hiking through nature and abandoned ghost villages

Agios Achilios Islet

Agios Achillios, one of the best experiences in Prespa Lakes, is an islet in the Small Prespa lake. The islet hosted a Roman and a Byzantine settlement, thus there are several Byzantine churches, with the most known being the Agios Achilios church.

Boating in Psarades

Boating in Lake Prespa is one of the most popular activities and is a cognitive route and naturalistic.

Guests can explore the lakes with characteristic boats called "plaves" wooden boats coated with tar replaced slowly - slowly than modern boats, while maintaining their traditional costume.

The boatmen start from Psarades village throughout the entire year with tours in Prespa, providing the opportunity for visitors to admire the carved rock hermitages of Big Prespa, namely small monidria of hermits. The one-room tile spaces decorated with frescoes on the rocks, we encounter coming from the Bay of Psarades, which date from about 1455 and 1373 respectively. 

Agios Germanos village

Agios Germanos is a mountain village of Florina and is located in an altitude of 1,040 meters, above the Megali Prespa Lake providing a panoramic view of the surroundings. The visitors of Agios Germanos have to visit the Byzantine church of 10th century, Agios Germanos and the church of Agios Athanasios dating back to 17th century. Every year on 23 April and 12 of May local festival take place in Agios Germanos. In the northeast of the village, small Stara river makes its appearance with its small waterfalls, crystal clear waters and trouts. Alongside the river, through the forest road, you reach the beautiful fir forests - beech, and if you continue along the tops Kalo Nero (Bella Voda) and Mazi at an altitude of 2,156 m. and 2,060 m., respectively, the view of the lakes that will confront will be a memorable experience.

Birdwatching

Prespa National Park is a top option for birdwatching in Greece. Rare birds can be found there, such as Argiropelekanos. Great and Small Prespa are the two lakes in the area. Their stunning landscapes are home to migratory birds, wild ducks, and cormorants. These are just a few of the birds you observe on site. 

Ski in Vigla-Pisoderi
Pisoderi ski center is situated at a location called Vigla, 18km away from the town of Florina. The ski center operates one of the most modern chalets. Skiers and snowboarders can use 5 lifts and 10 tracks. A new track has opened up to the public, the longest track in Greece (2100m) with Olympic standards.

Hiking

Prespa is crisscrossed by many hiking trails, allowing you to get more acquainted with its unspoiled beauty. The Prespa region is also home to several abandoned villages, which gives the intrepid adventurer the perfect playground to explore. Venture out in the lesser-known corners and find ghost villages hidden in the mountains. The small village of Daseri, for example, can easily be reached from Pili and allows for panoramic views over the islands on the lake.

 

What to expect

  • Visit Agios Achillios islet
  • Take a boat ride in Psarades 
  • Wander around Agios Germanos village
  • Take a birdwatching tour
  • Capture the amazing view
  • Ski in Vigla
  • Enjoy hiking through nature and abandoned ghost villages

Who it's for

Our trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 4 nights accommodation in a traditional guesthouse or 4* hotel, bed & breakfast basis
  • Maps and detailed travel information
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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