Bay of the Bones Museum, Ohrid
(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Explore Macedonia's ancient history at Bay of the Bones Museum, a reconstructed lake dwelling with elements from Ohrid's Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman civilizations. Walk across the wooden bridge to the pile dwellings, built on a platform on the lake, and see a wide array of artifacts on display that were found on the lakebed. Get up-close looks at pottery, tools, and other household objects inside the main building on the shore, itself a remnant from Roman times. As you wander the village, imagine the way its residents would have lived thousands of years ago, surviving off the resources around the lake and sheltering in their clay and reed huts. Keep in mind that the museum is in an outdoor setting, so dress appropriately. Put Bay of the Bones Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ohrid tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Near Ohrid, only two euros to get inside. A great scenery. It was like a fairy place. Defiantly a Must See 
  • Bay of the Bones is the unusual name of this museum probably named for the number of animal bones and pottery fragments found on the site. It is a faithful reconstruction of a settlement of houses on ...  more »
  • This place offers extraordinary views. It's easy to get here with a car, taxi or a bus. There is a museum on the lake with recreated prehistoric life. Very interesting experience and fun attraction fo...  more »
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  • Ancient site which was restored with love. A nice place to visit whether or not a you're interested in history, the ambient and the view are well worth it!
  • Good to visit prehistoric reenactment of living quarters with a nice small museum of findings in the bay of VII-XII century BCE ceramics. Also a Roman era fortress.
  • Very nice history site to visit, Roman fortress is not much (besides a good view), but ancient houses are a great thing to see if you love history.
  • It's a very interesting place to visit and to see how beautiful and clean the Ohrid Lake is in this part.
  • Beautiful place and well kept.. Shame about all of the litter in the surrounding sres and no swimming permitted ..helpful guy ( Alex) on the entrance