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Croatia’s Lake Peruća makes list of the Top 20 lakes in Europe 

Lake Peruća (Photo: Cabrio2/CC)

30 June 2019 – Croatia’s Lake Peruća is among the Top 20 lakes in Europe, that is according a list published by The Guardian newspaper this weekend. 

The Guardian have selected 20 of the best lakes around Europe to visit and third on their list is Lake Peruća. 

Located in inland Dalmatia, south of the source of the River Cetina, between the towns of Sinj and Vrlika, the is bounded by Svilaja mountain to the southwest and Dinara mountain to the northeast. The Lake is fed by water from the Cetina River, and drains an area of 3,700 km2.

“Until last week I had never heard of Lake Peruća. It is formed by a dam on the Cetina river as it rushes through the karst landscape, its source forming an agate pool that attracts a small number of tourists. They come for the peace, fresh air, clean water, excellent cycling and biking, fishing, unspoilt countryside and local culture. A new campsite on the lakeshore has pitches at €15 a day. The closest town, Vrlika, is overlooked by a fortress,” Nataly Anderson writes for The Guardian.  

Lake Peruća (Photo: Cabrio2/CC)

The Peruća lake was the first large reservoir created in karst and the first remote reservoir in the Cetina Hydropower System. 

Topping The Guardian’s list was Attersee in Austria. Also on the list were Marnemoende in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Saimaa in Finland and Loweswater in UK’s Lake District. 

You can see the complete list here. 

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