Lake Koman is certainly on the list of destinations for which it is worth visiting theAlbania, thanks to its waters and the unique nature that surrounds it.
The trip by ferry takes about three hours and passes through mountains that reach up to 1500 meters high and that draw a wonderful panorama. A wild landscape that somehow resembles the Norwegian fjords.
Lake Koman - for which most foreign tourists take information from the internet - is a kind of pleasant spell for those who decide to visit it:
"We are having fantastic moments. We have just arrived here but there is a wonderful view, even more unique than we imagined. I previously visited the Norwegian fjords, Lake Koman reminded me of those rare beauties.
What should be improved? I just think of the road that leads to the hydroelectric power station since everything else is unique here, including the hospitality of the people. The view is wonderful but the small villages in the area are also hitting me a lot.
Houses surrounded by trees, water, greenery and total tranquility. I think it's a very nice way of life and, if I had the chance, I'd live here for a while, too. I will certainly recommend the destination to my friends in the United States.”- stated a tourist for the Albanian broadcaster Top Channel.
Mark Frani is one of the earliest historical tour operators in the area, who bet investing to make Lake Koman a tourist destination. However, according to him, there are still some shortcomings in the area, which mainly concern infrastructures.
Lake Koman is located in northern Albania. The lake was artificially created at the end of the 70 after the construction of the Koman hydroelectric dam. It took almost two years for the waters of the Drin River to fill the lake and reach the current level (in addition to the river Drin also rivers Shala e Valbona they throw themselves into the lake).
The one in Koman is probably the most beautiful lake in Albania. It can be visited with a ferry trip to enjoy its marvelous views. Moreover, it offers the possibility to practice hiking for adventure lovers.
To reach the lake of Koman from Shkodër (Scutari) is relatively simple, and can be done by public transport or an organized tour. Regardless of the choice made, you still have to get up early, the ferry leaves at 9 in the morning.
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