Zvërnec Island

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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.

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