Saghamo Lake

Situated in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of southeastern Georgia, nestled among the east slopes of the Javakheti volcanic mountains, Saghamo Lake awaits to captivate your senses with its tranquility. Located at an altitude of 1,996 meters (6,549 feet), this body of water spreads over a vast 458 hectares (1,131 acres) and is a spectacle to behold.

The lake bears a distinctive trapezoidal shape and lies just south of Gandzani, with the quaint village of Saghamo huddled by its eastern bank. From this vantage point, the lake’s landscape unfolds like an artist's masterpiece - the east and south-east banks gently slope to meet the clear waters, while the south and southwestern shores, built with andesite, undulate with fallen rocks.

Saghamo Lake feeds on the whispers of underground streams, the gentle patter of rain, and the delicate descent of snow. The Paravani river courses through its expanse, resulting in the lake reaching its peak water levels in May and its lowest in September. But don’t let these variations deter you, because Saghamo Lake's beauty doesn't ebb with its waters.

In winter, Saghamo Lake transforms into a frosty wonderland, its surface freezing over for 4-4.5 months, yet its allure remains undiminished. Despite the freezing temperatures, the breathtaking winter landscape calls out to visitors far and wide. And if you’re not enticed by the snowy spectacle, the stunning sunrises and sunsets that paint the sky over Saghamo Lake surely will – a delight for photographers and dreamers alike.

The lake's dimensions are 3.71 km (2.31 mi) by 1.45 km (0.9 mi), creating an expansive playground for fishing enthusiasts who can reel in the likes of salmon, trout, mirror carp, Caucasian chub, and barbus that call these waters home. And don't worry if you aren't adept at fishing, the nearby fishponds always have a fresh catch waiting for you.

Moreover, history enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover medieval Georgian churches, known as Saghamo churches, sprinkled around the lake, adding a touch of historical intrigue to this already magical destination.

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