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Verlinga or Vringa Dragon Lake

WHERE: Near Chaliki, the northernmost village of Aspropotamos area on Mt. Lakmos (aka Peristeri), on a 2,050 m. altitude, you will reach the third mythical dragon lake of the Pindus Range, named Verlinga or Vringa. It is circular in shape, covering an area of 10,000m2, and it is formed out of ten serpentine waterways which are the sources of Acheloos River.

HOW: Take the dirt road that starts from Chaliki village, and head northwest. You will pass by Karvelou Springs and then follow the path that leads to the Dragon Lake.

MYTH: The Dragon in this lake was a monster that remained sight unseen. Once upon a time, the snake-like dragon sprang out of the rock; he crawled for some time, then found a hole and went out of sight back into the earth at the location where waters disappear. Water springs from the place where the dragon came out and it follows the same serpentine course.

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