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Lake Ohrid, Ohrid

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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. A visit to Lake Ohrid represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ohrid vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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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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  • 1st time visit to Ohrid and I enjoyed it immensely, there are many restaurants although have similar offerings and none can be described as Haute Crusine, but they are typically Balkan fare, a few bar...  more »
  • UNESCO natural and historical protected site, MUST in Macedonia. beautiful old City, fantastic nature and above all - fantastic local people. Once again - MUST to visit!  more »
  • It still looked like a great place to explore, view of the lake and the town centre are very nice. A lot of food places. Recommended for some exploration of Macedonia. we enjoyed the road driving to O...  more »