Lake Ohrid, Ohrid

Today a World Heritage Site, Lake Ohrid boasts a wealth of historical monasteries, a ring of mountains, and some of the oldest inhabited communities in all of Europe. Visit the lake, which lies on the border between Albania and Macedonia, and explore its multitude of both natural and manmade sights, including archaeological sites dating back five millennia. Stop by the town of Ohrid, with its historic hilltop castle, winding streets, and plenty of opportunities to make use of the lake both on the water and on the shore. Be sure to visit the Church of Saint Pantelejmon, one of Europe's oldest Slavic monasteries. Put Lake Ohrid at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ohrid online tour planner.
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  • It’s massive. We visited in February. It was sooooo windy and therefore wavy. The streets were empty. Not a season for tourists.  more »
  • Ohrid has a great history to tell the visitors, lot of museums, churches,castle... Interersting to visit with friends or family  more »
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  • Lake Ohrid is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0
  • It has been a very long time since I visited the place for the last time, but it is an amazing, breath taking place and a jewel of nature, absolutely recommended. What concerns me is the over development and growing pollution which both may destroy this unique place.The best time to visit is August/September, when the lake water gets really warm.
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