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serious hick...3/4 hours to refuge then couple hours there and back to Dragon Lake...unless you are... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
swallowtails1
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Strenuous hike to reach the top, but seriously incredible unobstructed views from the top. It felt... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Mariolina44
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Amazing glacial pool surrounded by mountains and overlooking the Aoos gorge. Still with snow on the shores in mid-June. You are not meant to swim as this disturbs the newts (which are neotenic). Lovely flowers on the walk to it from the Astraka Refuge

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

serious hick...3/4 hours to refuge then couple hours there and back to Dragon Lake...unless you are Adonis in super fast licra!! If decide to return to start another 2:5hrs...looking at possible 9hrs all in...need carry water proofs and something warm for top...food at refuge excellent...and...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Strenuous hike to reach the top, but seriously incredible unobstructed views from the top. It felt like I was on another planet! I recommend this hike to all those who are adventurous and love the outdoors.

1  Thank Mariolina44
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The trek is very beautiful and recommended. It is ok for hikers but for someone who don't use to hike it would be challenging, but totally worth it. When you get to the lake go to its other side, there is a wonderful view. Look...More

Thank snYuval
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I gave this 4 stars only because I want to warn people about the way up there - It is not easy! It took us a whole day going up to the refuge. But other than that - The experience is just amazing! The view...More

3  Thank Anat C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a beautiful alpine lake at 2100m. It was created as a result of glacial activity. It is a moderate hike from Papingo for hikers with some experience. It takes around 3hrs from the village to the refuge and another 1.30h to the lake...More

1  Thank Kostis K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It's one of a kind place, unique!! It takes us approximately 5 hours to go by foot but it deserves it! We were swimming there and it was great!

1  Thank Theofa K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A steep climb through the forest brings you above the tree line to the Astraka mountain lodge with fantastic views. You can then walk for about another hour to the Dragon lake - a beautiful walk with many wildflowers - orchids and electric-blue gentians. Great...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

If you stay in the area, I thing it is one of the hikkings you need to undertake. It is middle range of difficulty. It is managable also for the inexperienced. You need to calculate then the whole day. Start early and take many breaks...More

1  Thank lkiosse
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I am not a professional hiker nor am I a hiking enthusiast. The hike is tough and you must be prepared for a walk 5 hours up even though it states around 4. Did not use a hiking pole but I am sure it will...More

2  Thank AidanEmily
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