There are many local legends that try to explain the creation of the two Prespes lakes. According to one of them:

a girl from a local village was sent by her mother to fill a jar with water for the dinner. The girl walked through the village to the fountain. As she walked away she forgot to close the tap and the water continued to run for days, thus creating the lakes.

This myth inspired the following stories from our students.

Story by Constantinos Chatzis

Story by Margarita Dinaki

The Lake Prespa is located on the tripoint of Greece, North Macedonia, and Albania. It is a system of two lakes separated by an isthmus, the Great Prespa Lake, divided between the three countries, and the Little Prespa Lake, mostly within Greece. They are the highest tectonic lakes in the Balkans, standing at an elevation of 853 meters. The area contains three national parks, one in each country.


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