Bay of the Bones Museum, Ohrid

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History Museum Museum
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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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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  • Replica of old fishermen's village on the lake just on the road from Ohrid to Sveti Naum, one of the MUST on Ohrid lake.  more »
  • The museum is great and will go again. The SCUBA shop there is top notch. It also provides a great view of the lake and surrounding towns from the top of the fort/campground.  more »
  • On my way back from Sveti Naum, I took a taxi back to town because I have to wait 2 hours. The private taxi charged me 500 lek including a side trip to a view point and Bay of the bones museum. It was...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • It was very enjoyable and not very busy when you visit early in the morning. The staff is very friendly. The site is awesome but there is not much variety in the huts. There are plenty, but all look the same. Some straw, a black pot and a few hides. I miss people working in them, roleplayers living there in summer would be nice :) All in all nice to visit together with the roman auxilary fortress in the gardens.
  • It's really heaven on earth.
  • To see how the prehistoric people live there is quite interesting. It is very small, so 1 hour to view everything tops.