The word paradise develops in Western languages from the Greek word paradeisos: the actual physical depiction or recreation of the religious image of paradise on earth, either in the form of actual gardens or through the use of certain types of garden imagery, and this is exactly what the alpine lake of Verliga is about.
The legendary mountainous lake Verliga in Lakmos mountain is located in the Alpine zone, at an elevation of 2.050m. The whole area and the view from this location are one-of-a-kind, perhaps one of the nicest alpine areas of of South Europe.
What makes this lake special is the 10 meanders (serpentine course) creeks that form descend from the main lake towards the Acheloos river. Herodotus, taking notice of the shoreline-transforming power of the Acheloos River, even compared it to the Nile in this respect: 'There are other rivers as well which, though not as large as the Nile, have had substantial results. In particular (although I could name others), there is the Achelous, which flows through Acarnania into the sea and has already turned half the Echinades islands into mainland.' In addition, the lake is surrounded by various peaks, such as Tsoukarela, but most of all of the stunning peak of Megas Trapos.
Witness the wilderness of the altitude with a picnic in between Verliga’s circles.