Darnius lies ahead us in matutinal silence. Ancient trees shade an avenue. On the left a road branches off to the reservoir. The landscape at the dam differs significantly from the coastline, which is just a few miles away. Boulders form towers in the water. The jay loudly announces any intruder.
Between the pines and oaks, you find many different medicinal plants and herbs. In the mountains there are wild boars, wild chickens, squirrels, hedgehogs, rabbits, hares, and badgers. Numerous species of birds inhabit the area: the kingfisher, woodpeckers, dippers and many wild ducks amuse themselves on the shore or in the waters of the dammed Muga.
The Hotel Central at the end of the paved road at the barrier lake is a good place for lunch. It is also a perfect starting point for hiking.