On the 7th and 8th of June 2014, I and my friend Stealing light / Spiros Pashos Photojournalism, visited one of the most beautiful alpine lakes of Greece. From my point of view, I say that Verligka is the most beautiful. At that time the images that we had seen from this wonderful lake, were coming only from hikers and mountaineers. So we may be the first photographers who visited this place in order to capture it with our cameras.
The lake is located on mount Lakmos, Trikala regional unit – Greece, at 2,050m.
For those who may be interested there is also a photo book sold on Blurb covering this story with 20 photos, from single frames to panoramas. You can find it here: Beautiful Pindus – Verligka alpine lake
Great Trapos alpine lake. This is one of the two “dragon” lakes, that lie on mount Lakmos. The specific alpine lake is located bellow the Great Trapos peak, which is one of the two major peaks that consist the Lakmos mount complex at 2.240m.
Strofiligkia. The water path that drives the melting snow to fill in the Verligka lake and thereafter to supply from this point the Achelous riverbed.
Verligka or Vrigga lake, which in Vlach language means “circle”. The myth says that a giant beast or dragon or even possibly a black ram jumped once out of the rock, twirled around forming the Verligka lake and then lost forever inside the guts of Lakmos mount, where the water is lost underneath the rocks to fill in his travel the riverbed of Achelous. This is a panorama of the scenery where the lake is “born” each year when the snow melts from the surrounding peaks. The water inside the lake “escapes” through the rocky terrain that is seen to the left of this panorama and on its way down it creates the Aspros (White) river that is widely known as the Achelous, the second largest river of Greece.
Click on the link bellow, to the dedicated gallery to see more photos:
Haliki village – Verligka alpine lake
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