STRUGA AND DRIM

...Dajte mi krilja ja da si metnam

i v na{i strni da se preletnam

na na{i mesta jas da si idam

da vidam Ohrid, Struga da vidam...

Anyone who sees Struga for the first time is amazed and delighted of the view and the magical beauty of the lake and the city. Is there something more beautyful and more majestical of the flow of Crn Drim out of the lake. That natural phenomenon which obsessess and ennobles the soul with the best feelings. The river gently flows through the city, as it want to sing a new song that the visitors would not get upset, who walk by the river and are thrilled of the clear waters. At the evenings when many lights are on, the river has even a beter view by the reflection of the its waters. On its way to the Adriatic Sea Drim froms two unnatural lakes Globocica and Spilje which have wonderful landscapes at this area. Struga and Crni Drim all its splendour has to be seen and experienced. Here is the unforgetable old market place with its “kepenci”-lids on the shoping windows, where was born the folk song.

Crni Drim through Struga

Crni Drim through Struga

Cherecteristic for Struga also is the International Festival “Struga poetry evenings” and invites all the poets of the world to a cultural competition through verses to transfer the voice of peace and progress among the nations. Crn Drim flow out of Ohrid Lake

The area of Kalista on the side of Struga of the Ohrid Lake

The area of Kalista on the side of Struga of the Ohrid Lake

at Struga on 695m above sea level, and leaves the country near Debar on 476m above sea level. Crn Drim is 56km long. However, the river has an ordinary flow only to less than a half of the length and that from Struga up to the village Tasmaruniste. Leaving the village the river enters a gorge and right after makes a lake because about 10km on north is dam 82m high. the dam forms the accumulation Globocica fild up by Crni Drim.

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Right after the hydroelectric power plant the waters of Crni Drim again make lakes because of the dam 102m high near Debar. This lake has the most water of all lake in the country because it accumulates 520 milions m3 water. From this lake the water is lead through tunels into the hydroelectric power plant Spilje. In the waters of Crni Drim live minnow, carp, eel, mrena, and other fishes. The waters of Crni Drim are used to their maximum and present a hydroenergetic potential of the Republic of Mecedonia. By both power plants are made 580 kw/h electric energy per year.
Euro Hotel

Euro Hotel

River Crni Drim with both unnatural lakes becomes more a significant recreative tourist place not only for the sport fishermen but also for those who enjoy in the beauty of a river.