Shar Mountain National Park, Prizren

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The Sharr Mountains National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar Malet e Sharrit, Serbian: Национални Парк Шар Планине / Nacionalni Park Šar Planine) is a national park in southeastern Kosovo. It covers 53,272 hectares (532.72 km2), centered on the northern Šar Mountains, a mountain range which also extends into northeastern Albania and northwestern North Macedonia. The park encompasses various terrains, including glacial lakes, alpine and periglacial landscapes.

The Sharr Mountains National Park has an alpine climate, with some continental influence. The mean monthly temperature ranges between −1.3 °C (29.7 °F) (in January) and 20 °C (68 °F) (in July), whilst the mean annual precipitation ranges between 600 millimetres (24 inches) and 1,200 millimetres (47 inches) depending on elevation.
The flora of the park is represented by 1558 species of vascular plants. The fauna includes 32 species of mammals, 200 species of birds, 13 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibia, 7 species of fish and 147 species of butterflies.
In terms of phytogeography, the Sharr Mountains National Park belongs to the Illyrian province of the Circumboreal Region within the Boreal Kingdom. It falls entirely within the Balkan mixed forests terrestrial ecoregion of the Palearctic Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests.
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  • Just wanted to add a bit more info to what TashG1992 said. There's buses back from Prevalla to Prizren at 9:00, 12:20 and 16:45. But don't expect 100% punctuality. Nevertheless, we hitchhiked back as....  more »
  • Really gorgeous mountain ranges and great walks. Possible to reach from Prizren by local minibus that leaves at 7am or 10am from about 100m after the last bridge in the town with the river on your...  more »
  • Very nice with crystal clear water unfortunately the visitors they leave their rubbish everywhere so shame. Please you have such a beautiful nature taking care of it, if there is no rubbish bin bring your rubbish home.
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