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Dragon Lake Hike! A fascinating hike to the alpine lake of the iconic Epirus Mountain Range! Enveloped in myth and local tales about strange creatures, alpine lakes are scattered on some mountain ranges in Greece. One of these blue gems decorates the alpine meadows of the Epirus Range, just below the peak of Mt. Tymphi (2.497 m). The stunning alpine lake called by locals dragon lake (drakolimni in Greek), is believed to be a remnant of the Ice Age. According to Greek mythology however, it was home to two dragons who were caught in an endless fight against each other. Legend says that the rocks they threw against each other are the ones scattered around the lake to this day. This harsh environment of limited nutrients, wide variations in sunlight during the summer and the winter months and acute fluctuations in temperature have turned the Dragon lake of Mt Tymphi into a truly unique ecosystem. Their waters are home to the Alpine Newt, a striking amphibian that has been around for thousands of years. It is approximately 10-12 cm long with an impressive orange-red color in the lower part of its body. And truly resembles a small dragon! Enjoy a great Dragon Lake Hike setting off from the village of Mikro Papingo. We will hike on mountainous trails and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains until we reach the alpine lake. This is a truly perfect setting for all mountain lovers! Trekking Hellas offers an array of day or multi day tours in this beloved region. #mynovgetaway #mynovgetaway
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