The Lakes of Tirana

There are numerous lakes near Tirana and fascinating lakes hidden in the mountains and hills of Tirana. We are listing here 9 of them, starting from Grand Park Lake. How many of them have you ever visited?

Grand Park’s Lake

The Artificial Lake of Grand Park in Tirana is the most popular and frequented lake due to its location. Activities you can do here are boat riding, canoeing, and kayaking. You can take your bike and cycle around the lake. The lake was built from local waters in 1955 on volunteer work to create a 400-meter-long dam that keeps the waters from overflowing onto Tirana.

Farka Lake

In the heart of the village is a beautiful lake bearing the same name, Farka Lake. This lake is now surrounded by a very modern pedestrian street, where people can walk for miles around the lake and enjoy its panorama. You can sit and rest on the benches around the lake and continue your walk.

Bovilla Lake (Reservoir)

Bovilla Lake is the largest reservoir in the district of Tirana. The reservoir is supplied with water from the Terkuze River, which originates from the northern part of Mount with Holes (Mali me Gropa) and the rainy waters of the surrounding hills. A mountain range surrounds the lake. From any height of the lakeside mountains, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the landscape.

Kashari Lake

Kashari Lake, or Kashar water reservoir, is located only 5 km from Tirana city center and can be reached by car, bike, or by bus in the center of the village. The area around Kashar is lovely, with fantastic scenery of surrounding hills and houses with red rooftops. The Municipality declares the Lake of Kashar and the area around it as the Third Park of Tirana.

Liqeni i Lepurit- Rabbit’s Lake

Liqeni i Lepurit (The Rabbit’s Lake) is located in the village of Shengjergj. Surrounded by the pine trees, forest, and mountaineer view, this lake is really fascinating with its deep green color reflected from the pines.

Pezehelmes Lake

The Pezëhelmes Lake is located in the village of Pezëhelmes, very close to Tirana. All sides surround it with hills that have once been terraced. To go up there, take the old road from Tirana to Durrës (Ndroqi road) and return to its left after the Pezehelmes street sign table, just ahead of Peza. The road is good and leads to the lake. The lake is gorgeous and offers a relaxing view. You can take a walk on the trails around the lake.

Prushi Lake

Prushi Lake, situated in the village with the same name, is an artificial lake beautifully surrounded by pine trees. Once you go there, you will notice the lush vegetation around the lake. This place is perfect if you want to experience a different weekend with your family or friends. If you prefer, you can walk or hike around the area. To go there, you must follow the road from Tirana to Vaqarr; before arriving in Vaqarr, take the right road to the village of Prush. The road from the village to the lake is good.

The lake of Rov village

The lake of Rov village is located between Petrela and Baldushk village, just off the road that connects these two areas. The road to the lake is good and can be reached by car. On the edge of the lake, on one of the hills surrounding it, lies the village of Rov. There is a hiking path around the lake, and there are many paths to explore in the area. It is a destination where nature lovers can find pleasure and peace.

Fjolla Lake

This lake is situated in the Peza Village, about 35km from Tirana, on the old road from Tirana to Durrës. The lake is surrounded from all sides by green hills at different altitudes. It is fantastic to see this place all in its natural shape, with no buildings around. That means the lake’s waters are spotless if you want to jump and swim in them. The colors of the seas are always crystal-deep green. The flora around the lake is very dense and natural. Apart from admiring nature, you can climb or hike in the hills around the lake. The view of the lake from the mountains is just breathtaking.

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