Golem Grad

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Golem Grad
Native name: Голем Град
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Golem Grad from Lake Prespa
Golem Grad is located in Republic of Macedonia
Golem Grad
Golem Grad (Macedonia)
Geography
Location Lake Prespa
Coordinates 40°52′N 20°59′E / 40.867°N 20.983°E / 40.867; 20.983Coordinates: 40°52′N 20°59′E / 40.867°N 20.983°E / 40.867; 20.983
Area 0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi)
Highest elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)
Country
Macedonia
Municipality Resen
Demographics
Population uninhabited
Additional information
Map of Golem Grad with its ruins and archaeological sites

Golem Grad (Macedonian: Голем Град), meaning Big Town, also known as Snake Island, is an island in the Republic of Macedonia. The island covers an area of more than 20 hectares.[1] It is located in Lake Prespa, a few kilometers from Greek and Albanian territory. Golem Grad is home to several ancient ruins and churches. It is also home to several different communities of animals, especially snakes.[2] In August 2008, the island opened to tourists.[3]

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Snake on the island

Golem Grad has an area of 20 hectares and is 600 meters long and 350 meters wide.[1] The island is currently uninhabited and has been so since the mid-20th century, when the small monastic community left the island. The island can only be reached by boat. The village of Konjsko is closest to the island with about two kilometers of water between the two.[1]

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