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Lake Prespa

Golem Grad, Better Known as Snake Island

The only island in landlocked Macedonia is uninhabited… at least by humans. Located in the south of Lake Prespa, near the Albanian border, Golem Grad is frequently referred to as “Snake Island.” Our excursion to Snake Island did not get off to a promising start. The boats which take tourists there are rickety old things, […]

A Quiet Stay at Lake Prespa

Poor Prespa, always playing second-fiddle to Lake Ohrid. This is Macedonia’s second-biggest lake, behind Ohrid. It’s not as old, nor as fascinating, nor as pretty, nor does it have water so blue. It’s almost completely bypassed by tourists and locals alike and, relative to Ohrid, its shores are devoid of life. But we spent four […]