Zvërnec Island

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Zvërnec Island
Zvernec monastery, Albania (by Pudelek).jpg
Zvërnec Island
Geography
Location Narta Lagoon, Adriatic Sea
Coordinates 40°31′02″N 19°24′06″E / 40.51722°N 19.40167°E / 40.51722; 19.40167
Area 0.09 km2 (0.035 sq mi)
Highest elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Country
Albania

Zvërnec Island is an island within the Narta Lagoon in southern Albania.

Zvernec Monastery

The island is nearly all covered with tall pine trees and is just east of a much smaller island. It is 430m in length and has a maximum width of 300m. Zvërnec Island is connected to the mainland by a 270m long wooden bridge.

The island is a tourist attraction because it contains the well preserved 13th-14th century Byzantine Zvërnec Monastery.[1] Near the island lies the village that bears the same name. The island has an area about 9 hectares.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elsie, Robert (2001). Balkanistica, Vol. 13: The Christian Saints of Albania. American Association for South Slavic Studies. p. 39. 

Coordinates: 40°31′N 19°24′E / 40.517°N 19.400°E / 40.517; 19.400