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Between the two gorges of Vikos and Aoos, lies the Tymfi mountain range. Its highest peaks are Gamila 2,497 m (8,192 ft), Astraka 2,436 m (7,992 ft), Ploskos 2,400 m (7,874 ft), and Lapatos 2,251 m (7,385 ft).
A unique feature of this area are the natural pools formed by the erosion of local stream beds. In the high-altitude zone of Tymfi, a number of alpine lakes home to several rare amphibian species are found surrounded by alpine pasture.
The biggest lake of the National Park, Drakolimni ("Dragonlake"), a formation that was created after the retreat of the glaciers, is located at a height of 2,000 m (6,562 ft) on mount Tymfi. Its maximum depth is 4.95 m (16 ft), while its surface covers 1 ha (2 acres).

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