Have you ever dreamed of seeing the beautiful lakes of Canada and United States? Even if it’s impossible right now, you can still enjoy remarkable places located in Slavic countries. Wise people say that „Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure with a fairy-tale landscape, you should consider visiting one of these gorgeous places:
1. Štrbské pleso – Slovakia
During the summertime, it looks like a paradise, but during the winter it stays frozen even for 155 days. The lake is located in the High Tatras in Slovakia. Imagine a beautiful mountain lake 1,346 meters above the surface elevation. It needs to be a wanderlust, a hiking lover to reach the level of this amazing lake.
2. Śniadrwy – Poland
The lake Śniardwy was formed by retreating ice sheet and draining floodwaters occurring as the result of ice calving. It is located in Mazury, in Poland, This area is well known as a heaven to every person who loves to sail on the lakes. Śniadrwy and Mamry are the most famous of them. The area includes many islands including Szeroki Ostrów, Czarci Ostrów, Wyspa Pajęcza, Wyspa Kaczor and others. The lake is surrounded by the system f canals know as Masurian Canals (Kanały Mazurskie). If you are a fan of water sports, Śniadrwy will become your favorite place in Europe.
3. Morske Oko and Morskie Oko
Two lakes in two countries, but many tourists think it’s one place. Both of the lakes are located in the Tatra Mountains, but Morske Oko is in Slovakia, while Morskie Oko is in Poland. Both are located among the stones of Tatra, covered by the incredibly rich natural habitat. The Slovakian lake is at 618 m and covers 0.13 km². Its maximum depth of 25.1 m and since 1984 and part of the Vihorlat Protected Landscape Area. In the case of Polish lake is the largest in the entire Tatra Mountains, and it is located 1,395 meters above the surface elevation. Dueto its natural stock of fish, which are uncommon in Tatra ponds and lakes, it was called „Fish Lake” (Rybie Jezioro). Both lakes are called „Sea Eye” or „Eye of the Sea” due to the old legend. According to the medieval story the lakes were connected with the sea via the mysterious underground passage.
4.Černé jezero – Czech Republic
The deepest and the largest natural lake in the Czech Republic. It is located in the wild and beautiful Bohemian Forest. The lake is located very close to the German border, and during the Cold War, this area was used by communist secret services in Operation Neptune in 1964. Locals still share interesting stories related to this period. The Czechoslovak StB in collaboration with the Soviet KGB covertly sank cases containing old captured Nazi SS RSHA documents. Now the lake is a peaceful area connected with Uhlava River. Across the Černé jezero runs the main European water divide and it thence he the Black Sea. The lake serves as the reservoir.
5. Svitiaz – Ukraine
Located close to the borders with Poland and Belarus stay one of the most beautiful natural attraction of Eastern Europe. Its maximum depth is 58,4 meters and it is the second largest lake in Ukraine. Sviiaz belongs to the group of Shatsk’s lakes in Volyn region. Compared to many other lakes which are not friendly to tourists, Svitiaz stays one of the most popular places among the visitors who seek for a wild and beautiful beach, clean water (the transparency of water in Svitaz is amazing, even 8 meters below the water surface!), and outstanding landscapes.