Beautiful Synevir Lake
If you believe the legends of the Synevir Lake, the lake was created by the thousands of tears shed by Syn when her love was murdered on the orders of her father thousands of moons ago. Sculptors, Mykhailo Sanych and Ivan Brodin, created a representation of the lovers, a red tree composition that was used by Yuriy Solomin to decorate the area surrounding the lake. Scientists, however, believe the lake was formed by an earthquake approximately ten thousand years ago that caused techtonic shifts in the landscape. No matter how the lake was formed, the fact remains that it is one of the most breathtaking sights in Ukraine.
The Synevir Lake was added to the list of Ukraine’s seven natural wonders in 2008, and is located in the Carpathian Mountains. It is the largest lake in the mountains and forms part of the National Natural Preserve Synevir. The preserve was established in 1989. There are strict rules to adhere to when visiting the lake, as authorities are working to conserve the lake and the wildlife that call the Synevir Lake their home. Dense forests and spectacular mountains embrace the lake, offering magnificent views and ideal photographic opportunities. It is estimated that the forests surrounding the lake are between 140 and 160 years old, making the site historic and vital to protect. Another unique feature of the lake is the small island that is located at its centre, which has been appropriately named The Eye of the Sea, or Morske Oko.
Visitors will be able to explore the lake and forest either by horseback or on foot along the trails that wind through the landscape. There are picturesque resting areas for visitors to enjoy, taking in the beauty and tranquility of the site. No camping, fishing or swimming is allowed, and visitors will be able to find comfortable accommodation nearby. As soon as winter sets in, the entire area is blanketed in soft, white snow, creating a wonderland atmosphere and an exciting playground for skiing enthusiasts and snowboarders. The entire Synevir area can only be described as magnificent and is a destination that should be explored by everyone who visits Ukraine.