One kilometer east of the village of Platy is the church of Ayios
Nikolaos, which according to the local tradition is dedicated to the Transfiguration
of the Saviour and is called Ayia Sorita. Its simple exterior contrasts strongly
with the lavishily painted interior decoration, which belongs to the end of the
16th c. Nearly Mikpi
Prespa the visitor may see the ruins of the village of Opayia, which was abandoned
before the 2nd World War due to malaria. The area limited by opayia, the Koula
site and the asphalted road, includes the most sensitive part of the National
Park core. Vromolimni ("Stinking Lake") is an internal body of water that communicates
with the waters of Mikri Presra. Here large colonies of Pelicans and Cormorants
can be found .Being such a delicate area, admission here is strictly forbidden.
The visitor can watch the birds with binoculars or telescope from the observation
post of the north, next to the road. This is one of the best places in Prespa
for bird watching in spring.