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Like a crown full of precious jewels, the Lakes of Dumrea (more than eighty-six of them!) amaze every one who is fortunate enough to experience them. 160 meters above sea level and located in the Elbasan district, the karstic lakes are well-known for their unique features and the beautifully harmonious landscapes created by their co-existence.
One of the most beautiful lakes in the entire plain of Dumrea is Dega Lake, located near Fierza Village. This ellipsis-shaped karstic lake has a length of 1600 m, a width of 300m, and an unbelievably rich ecosystem. If you were to look at it from a high point, you would most certainly notice its extremely unique shape relative to the other lakes around it.
Next to Dega Lake is Çestije Lake, which merits a special mention for being the largest lake of Dumrea. While the lake is an ideal setting for picnics and relaxation, many people go for the great fishing experience. Another lake, the deepest (61 m) and cleanest one of the entire area, is Merhoje Lake, famous for carp fishing.
While the water lilies adorn many of this area’s lakes, with the coming of spring, Seferan Lake is decked by a wonderful tapestry of colors, created mostly by a beautiful combination of yellow and white flowers. In order to reach the aforementioned lakes, you must go through Belsh, whose lake is increasingly frequented by tourists thanks to the reconstruction of the city’s center.
A walk in the modern promenade or even a stop at one of the coffee shops or restaurants will provide another grand view of the Belsh Lake. In the evenings, with the city lights turning on one after another, the lake calmly reflects the warm atmosphere (watch video here).
If you are curious about some of the interesting farming and livestock processes of this area, you can assist in harvesting honey, grapes, tree pruning, baking, and more in the villages surrounding the lakes. For more information, see the site: ejanebelsh.al
Another very entertaining option is a bicycle tour. It grants you the necessary freedom with which you can fully experience the true poetry of these lakes. On a beautiful sunny day, set out on a trip that will undoubtedly move you!
The Dega Lake: Elbasan – Belsh – Çepë – Fierzë – the Dega Lake.
The Çestija Lake: Elbasan – Belsh – Çepë – Fierzë – Çestije.
The Merhoja lake: Elbasan – Belsh – Çepë.
The Seferan Lake: Elbasan – Belsh – Seferan.