PEARL AMONG THE LAKES
Ohrid Lake belongs to the group of the most beautyful
lakes in the world – one of the most beautyful
tourist – recreative places in Macedonia.

 

       In the morning when the sun with all its splendour shows from Galicica and fall on the lake and city. Ohrid is even more beautyful at the evening, when the thousands lights light by the lake and city and the reflection of the water is visiable high above Jablanica.
Ohrid and the lake are two unseperably connected niski and cannot go one without the other, and together survived through the centuries. During July and August, Ohrid is the most visited city in the republic because it opens its heart wide open and almost every house is turned into a hotel so every visiter can feels like home. But not only that, Ohrid also opens its national worth the spiritual and material wealth.

Ohrid and the lake

Ohrid and the lake

Ohrid fishers

Ohrid fishers

A beach on Ohrid Lake

A beach on Ohrid Lake

Here are more than twenty churches and monasteries with the monumental St. Sofia, which in summer is gathering place to well known musicians artists from the world. The summer stage at the Saraj makes up and inriches cultural life not only through “Ohrid Musical Summer”, but also through “Balkans Folk Festival of Folk Songs Dance and Tradition” But Ohrid would not be Ohrid if it does not offer to the visitors Samuils Fortress, Biljanas Springs, Monastery St. Naum and many other distinctions.

The lake from the other side calls all benevolent passengers to enjoy in the warm water and the delicious trout. That offers many fish specialities which have a high rate in the Macedonian national food, for which the lake is visited by thousands of tourists. Ohrid Lake is at the south-west part of Macedonia. On east is mountain Galicica and Petrinska, on west with the mountains Jablanica and Mokra, south with the mountain Gora. On the north is the valley Ohrid-Struga which extends from the base of the Mountain Karaorman. The mountains protect the lake well from cold winds so it never freezes in winter and is on 695m above sea level and cover 348km2, from which 230km2 belong to Macedonia and 118km2 to Albania. According the size it is the largest in Macedonia. North-west of St. Naum the deepest measurements are 294m. Ohrid Lake belongs to the group of warm lakes. During the summer the temperature of the water get to 240C. This temperature is a result of the mediterranean climate that from the valley of Crni Drim breaks forth from the Adriatic Sea. Ohrid Lake recieves water from the lakes: Sateska, Koselska ect. and also recieves water from the underground wells. From beneath Galicica spring many wells which on the surface flow into the lake, and some of them are strong kraski wells. Such is the spring Ostrovo near St. Naum. The lake flows out at Struga and forms the river Crni Drim. The of the lake is characterized as clear and transparent and counts for one of the most transparent in Europe and the World.

 

The transparents reaches to 21,5m. Ohrid Lake belongs to one of the oldest lakes in the World were a lot of endemic organisms and relics old up to 30 milion years live. From the endemic fauna well know is the trout (letnica and belvica). By the shore of the lake are cities Ohrid and Struga which present the treasury of cultural wealth. Ohrid Lake is one of the most beautyful tourist recreative area of Macedonia and the World.

                                  Traditional way of fishing

                     Traditional way of fishing

Water skiing

Water skiing

Lake landscape

View of the Ohrid Fortress

Lake landscape

View of the Ohrid Fortress