Driving the Rough and Rocky Road to Verliga Dragon Lake

Verliga Dragon Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2,125m (6,971ft) above sea level, located in Greece. It’s one of the highest roads in the country.

Verliga Dragon Lake

Where is Verliga Dragon Lake?

The alpine lake is situated on the boundary between the Epirus and Thessaly regions, in the central part of the country, at the foot of Mt. Lakmos and to the north of Baros Pass, within the National Park of Tzoumerka, Peristeri & Arachthos.

Is the road to Verliga Lake unpaved?

Tucked away in the mountains of Greece, the lake feeds the Acheloos and Arachthos rivers. The road to the lake is entirely unpaved, very rough, and rocky. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The drive features very narrow parts and dangerous drop-offs.

When is the road to Verliga Dragon Lake open?

Set high in the Pandos mountains, the road is seasonally closed due to snow. It’s usually open from early June to November. The best time to drive the road is when the falls in the area carry a lot of water due to snowmelt.

How long is the road to Verliga Lake?

The road to the lake is one of the most demanding routes in the country. It’s 27.4 km (17.02 miles) long, running east-west from Chaliki to Megalo Peristeri.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic:ioannis amerou chasiotis