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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  • We loved Lake Ohrid - it's a really special place that is drop-dead gorgeous, has lots to see and do nearby, and has a good vibe. From the cafes beside the lake and lakeside footpath, through to the.....  more »
  • I could spend my whole vacation here. Absolutely beautiful. The people here are so sweet. This whole area is amazing. Crystal clear water, beautiful mountain range,  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
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