Drakolimni Smolikas (2200m)
The dragonflies are mountainous subalpine lakes in northern Pindos. Second in size after Gamila, but equally beautiful, is the dragonite of Smolikas or Lygas as it is called. It is located at an altitude of 2200 meters below the cone formed by the Smolyka peak.
It has an area of 3 to 4 acres, with a perimeter of about 375 human steps, but it is deep in depth. It has a heart-shaped shape and its bottom is red, while thirds are swimming in its waters. Gorgeous with violins, orchids, wildlife, snakes and lilies in the lakeside, one thinks it is in an alpine landscape. The trail for the dragon of Smolyka starts from the village of Agia Paraskevi on the national road Konitsa – Kozani.
Drakolimni Tymphi (2,050m)
The name Drakolimni refers to the alpine lakes formed mainly in the mountains of Epirus.
One dragon is located in the alpine mead of Tymfi, at an altitude of 2,050 m, ND of the top of Ploskos (2,377 m), Astrakas AE (2,436 m), N of the monastery of Stomiou, 3,5 hours and ABD of the Gamila peak (2.497 m), which is also the highest peak of Tymphi. It is a bustling mountaineering destination and is known for the alpine Tetons that hosts its waters. The lake is 1 hour’s walk from the organized shelter of Astrakas and 4 hours of hiking from Mikro Papingo. You can access the drakolimli only on foot.
Drakolimni Grammos (Gistova) (2350m)
At the ridge on the border with Albania is the highest and largest alpine lake in Greece Gistova with an altitude of 2350m.
Here lives an aquatic species of Alpine Triton (the locals call it “fish with legs”).