Lake Ohrid is one of Mecedonia’s most sought after chill out spots, and the biggest and most stunning of Macedonia’s three tectonic lakes.
It’s extraordinarily clean and crystal clear waters, along with the peaceful stillness of its mountain surroundings have enthralled travellers since the beginning of time. Lake Ohrid is fed water from three rivers, however most of its water comes from Lake Prespa, located on the opposite side of Mountain Galicica.
The natural wonder of Lake Ohrid’s encompassing countryside and pristine, turquoise water has made the city of Ohrid one of those hidden places that has become an internationally famous summer holiday destination. In Ohrid you’ll find lush vegetation, wonderful bays, Lake Ohrid beaches and even submarine locations, all amazing ways to explore, have fun and unwind.
If you’re looking for some livelier chill out spots, you’ll find countless pubs, night clubs and restaurants along the waterfront. The restaurants in the city of Ohrid provide a huge collection of national and international beer, an amazing wine list and mouth watering delicacies. You can sit back and enjoy the sunset while you enjoy a romantic dinner along the beautiful waters of the lake. If you’re more into casual dining, you’ll also find everything from local specialties to pizza along the water or in the old town area. No matter where you want to eat or drink, all the cafes and restaurants are within easy walking distance or just a quick taxi ride away.
If you’re just up for a nightcap or looking for a place to relax, you can visit one of the Lake Ohrid’s café’s for a beer or a specialty coffee with a sweet pastry. Most of these cafes offer lovely views of the breathtaking lake. Because of Lake Ohrid’s rich history, overwhelming, natural beauty and perfect Mediterranean climate, you’ll find that it’s the perfect place to relax, take it easy and just enjoy the moment.
The lake itself
Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, and in 1979 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site. Its unique aquatic ecosystem has been lovingly preserved, along with its over 200 endemic species. Seeing is believing so while visiting, you should explore one of its many trails that present awe-inspiring views, spectacular scenery, as well as a variety of rare species. You’ll want to explore with a mountain guide if you aren’t familiar with the area. This is a good thing because they will also enrich your experience with their knowledge regarding the history of the lake and the wildlife, including wolves, boars, bears and more.
The eastern coast of Lake Ohrid it the most stunning. It’s part of the Galicica National Park and protected by UNESCO. Lake Ohrid is known as one of the best chill out spots in the region because it gives you everything you could ever want in a relaxing vacation, combining nature, water fun and even a little partying at the end of your day.
How to get there?
Getting to Lake Ohrid, one of our favorite, picture perfect chill out spots is easy. Ohrid International Airport is located near the city center and links Ohrid with Amsterdam, Belgrade, Dusseldorf, Ljubljana, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zurich.