Golem Grad Island, Resen

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#13 of 18 in Nature in Republic of North Macedonia
Golem Grad, meaning Big Citadel, also known as Snake Island, is an island in the Republic of Macedonia. The island covers an area of more than 20 hectares. It is located in Lake Prespa, a few kilometers from Greek and Albanian territory. Golem Grad is home to several ancient ruins and churches. It is also home to several different communities of animals, especially snakes. In August 2008, the island opened to tourists.DescriptionGolem Grad has an area of 20 hectares and is 600 meters long and 350 meters wide. The island is currently uninhabited and has been so since the mid-20th century, when the small monastic community left the island. The island can only be reached by boat. The village of Konjsko is closest to the island with about two kilometers of water between the two.
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  • At the beginning of May we took an excursion with Laletours to the island of Golem Grad. On the Laletours website Golem Grad is listed as Pelican Island, but on the Internet you can also find them...
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  • Also known as Snake Island, it is a sanctuary for its last and for land turtles. It is also famous for being home to many species of birds...
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  • Its a unique experience to be on the boat and spot wildlife here and there. It is quite close to three countries: namely Macedonia, Albania, and Greece
  • Beautiful Island, lots of turtles.
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