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Lake Pamvotis

Lake Pamvotis Review

Lake Pamvotis remains picturesque despite the fact that the water level is so low (the streams that feed it are drying up) and it has become too polluted for swimming. Still, it has the longest rowing course in Greece, and teams from all over the Balkans use it for training. The Valkaniadia rowing championships are periodically hosted here. Legend has it that the notorious Ali Pasha drowned his son's lover (after she rejected the Pasha's wishes for her to become his own mistress) in this lake along with other local women, and that their spirits are said to haunt it to this day.

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  • Location: Ioannina
Updated: 05-26-2011

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