Golem Grad, Prespa lake

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Ostrov Golem Grad
Остров Голем Град

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  location & map Golem Grad island

elevation / altitude
888 meters
distance
24.69 km from main square / Resen
latitude / longitude
40°52′8″N, 20°59′21″E


  about Golem Grad island

Also known as Snake Island, is an island located in Prespa Lake.
It is about 18 hectares big and includes ancient ruins from Roman, Neolithic, and Hellenic times.
It also includes six churches and monasteries, and much more. Apart from the preserved church of St. Peter, the attention is drawn by the medieval church dedicated to St. Demetrius, as well as the early Christian basilica from the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th century, where remnants of a floor mosaic have been found.
It is home to many endemic plants, rare birds, and many snakes.



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