Admire a range of bird species at Shkodra Lake, the largest lake in the Balkan peninsula that rests on the border between Albania and Montenegro. A couple of islands in the lake are still home to castles and an old prison. Despite these sites, what draws most visitors is the densely populated bird reserve, featuring some of the last native European pelicans. The birds nest along the lake shores, attracted by the large number of fish in the water, including carp and eel. You can charter a fishing boat yourself or sample some of the fish flavors at a restaurant along the lake's banks. Some of these eateries have terraces that jut out over the water. To enjoy the surroundings, consider a ride in one of the small boats banked on the Albanian side, available for group rentals. These often have covers that shield you from the sun. Using our online itinerary creator, Shkoder attractions like Shkodra Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours To Shkodra Lake
Shkoder Full Day Trip from Durres BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 8 hours
Lezha And Shkodra BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 10 to 14 hours
Albanian Highlands Tour - Valbona BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $297
Duration: 3 days
Shkodra Lake Reviews
This is a most beautiful location. Your picture is taken from the mountains in Montenegro but there is also a lot to see on the lake itself plus plenty of good food and drinks in cafes and... more »
We left Tirana, about an hour and a half drive to the big lake. Unfortunately, it rained suddenly. We sat in a restaurant at the foot of the lake. more »
I have been to the Montenegrin side of the lake. It is really so beautiful but Cafe workers are not so friendly. Somebody has to teach the importance of tourism to them...
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