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Lake Ohrid
Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid

9.511 reviews
Outdoors, Lake
Ranked #1 in Ohrid things to do
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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Beautiful lake! Clear water... and awesome spots for swimming and other water sports. The beaches are rocky... but after you get past that, you will definitely have a great time!

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New York City

Lake Ohrid is one of the largest (28 miles in length) deepest and oldest lakes in Europe. The lake is situated on the southwestern part of Macedonia and shares some with Albania to the East. However, it is the Macedonia side that is more beautiful. It recently was awarded an UNESCO site. If you only have one town to visit in this country this is the place. Besides the bucolic setting which is ringed by mountains, the old part of the town has impressive ancient churches and architecture that is unique to the area.

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Skopje

Lake Ohrid rightly deserves the name “Macedonia’s freshwater sea”. Not only for its warm water blue color, which gains its intensity from the sky blue color, but because of its size, this lake gives an impression of being a sea.
With its unique flora and fauna, the lake is one of the largest biological reserves in Europe. The earliest scientific studies, undertaken in the course of the 19th century, showed that, as one of the oldest lakes in the world, it has preserved primeval life - forms which no longer exist in other places or only exist as fossils.The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 and when, in 2010, NASA decided to name one of Titans lakes after Lake Ohrid.

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Beautiful lake! Clear water... and awesome spots for swimming and other water sports. The beaches are rocky... but after you get past that, you will definitely have a great time!

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Utrecht

Beautiful lake, Great view all around

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Struga

The best lake in the world. Love it. ...........

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Madrid

Beautiful city, we have lake, I have been wanting to spend more time in Ohrid. We went in summer and the weather becomes much more pleasant and pleasant. It does not make the Skopje heat, it's much cooler.

The lake of Ohrid is quite large and its surface share both Macedonia and Albania, is one of the oldest in the world.

What walks on the shore! What a treat of the little beaches! There are excursions that can be done by the lake, for example we take a boat to go to Sveta Naum.

Lake Ohrid is one of the main attractions of Macedonia and is a must see if you visit the country.

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