Bay of the Bones Museum, Ohrid

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. To visit Bay of the Bones Museum on your holiday in Ohrid, and find out what else Ohrid has to offer, use our Ohrid tour itinerary builder website .
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  • last year when we were in Ohrid, we saw the Bay of Bones from our boat, so this year we headed to the site to view. Nature is wonderful and the Ohrid Lake is just wow. I was so taken by nature. The Museum was interesting and "the city on the poles" was also interesting. The kids and I went into all lerhusene, but gradually it became a bit monotonous, as it was the same in all. But however interesting. Afterwards you can sit and enjoy themselves with something good in the coffee shop.
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  • It is a wonderful place, but you're quickly bored with. If you are going on your own, you can practically nowhere find information about the cottages on the water. We are with the boat from Ohrid went here, but the boat could only make a stopover of a quarter of an hour. After fifteen minutes you have the most regarded.
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  • Museum interesting, but not really worth the detour from Ohrid (20 minutes by taxi). The tour was quick. What is more interesting, is diving under the pilings to the discovery of the remains of the ancient village.
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  • Fascinating recreation of a village built over the lake Car park on main road above the site and also a jetty where boats can land. Inexpensive at 1DEN per person.
  • Nice reconstruction of an 3000 year old village. You only need 30 minutes, stop while passing on your way to wherever. Good parking and access, although not disabled friendly.
  • The museum and the picnic area around it are both very clean and well organized. There are not many things to see but it's hard to leave this place, because everything is so beautiful! It makes it easy to imagine what life was like in the Bronze Age. Easily one of the best places I've ever seen.
  • Excellent place.. live like in 2000 years before.. scenery is fascinating. Color of water is superrb..
  • Very beautiful place to visit whether or not you are interested in prehistoric history. We enjoyed. There is also a path which leads you above a little hill. Wonderful view and place to refresh with a sandwich in case you brought it. Nice and worth seeing!

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Combining natural beauty and historical sights, Ohrid is one of Macedonia’s best known and most visited destinations. In spite of its modest size, the scenic shore of Lake Ohrid offers an array of accommodations. Hotels range from luxurious to budget-friendly. Much more numerous than hotels are the guesthouses, where you can find lodging in modern villas and traditional homes, in town or in the peaceful natural surroundings just outside. Rental apartments and several hostels oriented toward younger visitors round out the offerings.
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