Lake Ohrid, Ohrid

#1 of 212 in Things to do in Republic of North Macedonia
Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Macedonia is a great on natural places. And Ohrid is definitely the most atmospheric and cozy place with an outstanding view. Lake and mountains, one of the oldest Orthodox Christian churches...  more »
  • watch the sunset here, ride a bike. You can watch the fishermen and take a boat tour. If you went during the season, you can go to the Beach side.  more »
  • 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
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