©

Struga trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Struga

Struga is a town and popular tourist destination situated in the south-western region of the Republic of Macedonia, lying on the shore of Lake Ohrid. The town of Struga is the seat of Struga Municipality.EtymologyThe origins for the name Struga come from Old Church Slavonic language. There are three theories regarding the name, all of which are supported by the local inhabitants of the Struga region.The first theory is that the name of the town originated from the geographic location of the town. Located at the foot of an open valley and subject to a windy climate, it was suggested that the name originates from the old Macedonian term: струже ветер (it blows wind). The second theory says that the name of the city origins from the old Macedonian word straga, meaning a cross. The old name of the city is Ενχαλών Enchalon, the ancient Greek word for eel, a kind of fish that lives in the Lake Ohrid. The third theory comes from the Old Macedonian word str'g which means water branch.GeographyStruga is located in an open valley on Lake Ohrid. The Black Drin river starts at the lake and divides the city.DemographicsAs of the 2002 census, the city of Struga has 16,559 inhabitants and the ethnic composition was the following:Macedonians, 8,901 Albanians, 5,293 Turks, 907 Vlachs, 550 others, 908 The mother tongues of the city's residents were the following: Macedonian, 9,665 Albanian, 5,615 Turkish, 823 Aromanian, 271 others, 185 The religious composition of the city was the following: Orthodox Christians, 9,197 Muslims, 7,075 others, 287
Plan your holiday in Struga and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Republic of Macedonia route planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Struga

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Struga

Where to stay in Struga

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Struga

9 days in Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM QATAR January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Albania, Struga & Ohrid BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Republic of Macedonia & Bulgaria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Struga BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Struga BY A USER FROM MONTENEGRO July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Republic of Macedonia & Thessaloniki BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans