Ten thousand years ago, an earthquake formed the largest lake of natural origin in the Ukrainian Carpathians - Synevyr Lake. It is one of the seven wonders of Ukraine, and it is a wetland of international importance. It stretches near the village of Synevyrska Poliana, between the mountains, among the fir and spruce forest at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level.
The landscapes around the water mirror are surprisingly majestic and picturesque. Steep slopes are covered with spruces, which are 140-160 years old. In the middle of the water surface, like the pupil of a blue eye, a small island was formed. That is why Synevyr Lake is also called the Sea Eye.
A 13-meter composition called “Blue and Whirlpool” rises on a small peninsula. It is carved from mahogany, and weighs over 30 tons. In 1983-1984, this architectural landmark was created by Transcarpathian sculptors Ivan Brovdi and Mykhailo Sanych. The artists embodied in it a folk legend about the shepherd Vyr and his beloved girl Syn. It is believed that the shepherd, who was loved by the count's daughter, was killed here, and her tears, after the death of her lover, created the Synevyr Lake.
The water of this lake is the highest standard of natural water quality in Ukraine. The average depth of the lake reaches 8-10 meters, the deepest point is 23.5 meters. The water here is heated to a maximum of only 13°C. Keep in mind that swimming in the lake is forbidden.
On the banks of Synevyr Lake, you can spend the night in a rest home, as well as taste bohrach in the hut. It is also possible to raft down the lake, or ride a horse around the lake.