Like Lipno and Slapy, Orlík Water Reservoir, the largest reservoir by volume of retained water in the Czech Republic, is one of the stages in the Vltava Cascade water management system. The water surface is spanned by the Podolský and Žďákovský bridges.
The reservoir gets its name from the Renaissance Orlík Chateau, the confluence of the Vltava and Otava is guarded by royal Zvíkov Castle, and other sites can be viewed during a cruise. Orlík Water Reservoir provides the ideal surroundings for summer recreation, water sports and fishing. It’s also a big favourite with divers, who can set out in search of the flooded church of the former village of Těchnice, which lies about 60 m below the water surface.