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Drakolimni, Papigko

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Drakolimni (Greek: Δρακολίμνη, "Dragon Lake") is the name of several alpine or sub-alpine lakes in northwestern Greece Epirus region: the ones in mountain Tymfi and Smolikas are the most widely known. According to local folktales the lakes used to be inhabited by dragons who fought each other by throwing pines and rocks and thus created the peculiar landscape and gave their names to the lakes.
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  • I have been to this lake several times, in summer and winter and I'm always amazed at its beauty. This time we camped by the lake. It's about 4 hrs easy hike from Mikro papigko village. Astraka hut...  more »
  • You have to walk 4 to 5 hours to reach Drakolimni. It worth every effort. There are 4 spring on the path but the sun will definitely be a problem  more »
  • Lovely. Amazing view. Amazing scenery. If you can hike go!!!
  • A cool trek the way here. On April the lake was still frozen but the view was breathtaking.
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