Monday, 24 November 2014

Lake Morsie Oko in Zakopane

25th November 2014

Morskie Oko is arguably the most beautiful of the Tatra lakes, and it is certainly the largest. It covers about 35 hectares in all, stretching some 860 metres in length, and 566 in breadth. The lake is entered through a small pass, and once inside, you are entirely surrounded by the mountains. It is very much as if you are in a huge crater, and hence the name, the eye of the sea.
 I always visit this lake when I am in Zakopane. It is very popular with tourists.

Morskie Oko Lake

Morskie Oko has delighted travellers since the region was first discovered one hundred and fifty years ago, and it remains amongst the most popular places to visit in the Tatras. It is also one of the most easily accessible, with a swift route from Lysa Polana (accessed by bus) followed by a walk of about one and a half hours. There is now even an asphalt turf running along this short stretch - a reality that will leave many hikers feeling crestfallen. However there are other routes, and the final goal is certainly a marvel of nature.


  1. So beautiful! I love the third and the fourth photos.

  2. One and a half hour walk? I want a road.

  3. Awesome pictures of this beautiful lake nestled in the valley.

  4. just a gorgeous mountain lake!

    (the horses are just my pets.)

  5. Thanks, once again, for showing me how much more there is to Poland than I knew. So much beauty!

    1. Mitchelll, you are welcome. Hope you can see it personally one day it is only 3500 km it is noa a distance at all

  6. So serene and beautiful. At least when no tourists are around!

  7. I agree with the other commenters! That lake is a real beauty!