National Park Galicica, Ohrid

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#3 of 13 in Parks in Republic of Macedonia
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Immerse yourself in Macedonia's natural splendor at National Park Galicica, home to a wide array of flora, fauna, and geological sites. Located on Mount Galcica, which straddles the border with Albania, the park spans nearly 22,792 hectares (56,320 acres). Explore the rugged landscape by foot or via the network of paved roads that crisscross the park, taking you past forested slopes, Lake Ohrid, and the series of caves that dot the area. Keep your eyes open and you may even spot some of the local wildlife, including bears, boars, wolves, foxes, eagles, and lynx. Work out when and for how long to visit National Park Galicica and other Ohrid attractions using our handy Ohrid tour planner.
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  • Beautiful national park offering sweeping lake and mountain views. It is located just across from hotel granit and you can take a bus from the center towards prisipe and get off at the park. There's a...  more »
  • I came up to Galicica with a hired driver who drove me the 20km up the mountain to the Baba viewpoint. We passed through the gate without having to pay entry, although whether that is because it is th...  more »
  • We detoured from the perimeter road en route to the Monastery St. Naum, and entered this National Park without paying entry fees (off-season advantage again...) The route up the mountain-side is well-...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to go and hike. Was a lot of fun. But have to drive there for sure
  • Breathtaking views! It was really good decision to hike over 10 km up. You can admire a gorgeous Orhid lake and totally relax. Silence over there was kind of meditation.
  • There are spots where you can take panoramic views in of the coast below. Beautiful.
  • A really beautiful place with a great view. Also the peacocks are a great attraction :)
  • Great park to visit. It has many different asspects to show. Wildlife, vegetation, a monastery, pre-historic houses on the lake and some more.

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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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