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Shiroka, Shkoder, Albania
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous. Well worth the money. Didn't feel like you were in Albania. Clean facilities. Camped and felt my belongings were safe at all times. Helpful staff who helped us get taxis so we could visit the town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ufuoma o
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted at the lack of care and respect for this alleged nature park. The entire area around the lake is heavily littered with no apparent clean up practice undertaken judging by the extent during an off peak season visit. What angers me is that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Rent a bike and go around the two villages by the lake. Then have a nice beer in one of the restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joaquín A
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Big lake view from the fortress hill. As expected, beautiful and panoramic. Interesting story about the plan to drain the lake for agri purposes.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank packcal
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Don't bother going to see it. The lake seems to be very polluted and the water is not clean. Shkudre is a good point for starting a drive to the mountains but nothing more.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank avishays2015
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Beautiful views onto the lake. Great choices of restaurants. Perfect place to just sit and relax. Kids loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DominikaG43
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Shkodra lake is the biggest in the Region of Balkan, it is between two countries Albania and Montenegro, with average deep about 10 meter. Beautiful lake to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gjon D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We took a swim in the lake on one of the warm days in Albania. It was quite easy to get to the lake by car from Shkodra. There are some nice places to swim if you pass Shiroke. Just keep on driving until you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed 18 August 2018

To visit the largest lake in southern Europe it's always wonderful, To relax in beautiful nature, to see lake and the mountains on each side. It's very nice to take a boat trip around the lake.The food in Shiroka village is delicous , do not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adriatik Tours L
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went for a swim with the family. Nice temperature but not the best beach. Rocky bottom, were warned about the water snakes but apparently harmless Good to cool off though followed by a trip to one of the taverns on the lakeside

Date of experience: July 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Restoreman123 | Reviewed this property |
Shiroke has two smaller grocery stores that have most of what you will need if your visiting, but if you need a bigger store they aren't far.
10 August 2017|
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Response from Bujar M | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are may place to swim! A lot of people ,from Scutari almost,used to swim in this lake! You,just need to ask someone there,and is too easy! You need 7-9 min only,with car from the Buna bridge,on your right,coming... More