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Bay of the Bones Museum

Address: Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Phone Number: 46 26 24 98
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Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Sibenik, Croatia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bay of the Bones museum was the best thing I've seen in Ohrid area. There is a lot to see and learn about history of its settlers, in "classic" museum area and outside, exploring the little cottages. Water which surrounds the museum is incredibly clean and blue, I was sitting on the dock for over an hour meditating and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A very interesting location, need to read a little about it before visiting. Great view of the lake and great view of the mountain same time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I liked the brief bit of history given at the beginning of the museum. The homes were interesting but it seemed like if we saw one we saw them all. There wasn't much to be said or explained in any of the homes. It was only 400 den for our family of 6 (4 children) to get in. Not spectacular... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Wonderful museum...worths to visit and learn the history of that culture and to see a supplement of the village in ancient period.Very clean water and beautiful.Recommended 100%....

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Vietnam
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272 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped for a photo op on our way to Ohrid and didn't have time to walk down to this interesting village rebuilt to resemble the original. Evidently the remains of the original village was discovered under the water and recreated above the water so you could see how the villagers lived. It was a long climb down to it... More 

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LARISSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped yesterday at the museum of water (bay of the bones) accidentally, on our way to St Naoum Monastery. It is a very good presentation of a pre-historic over-water village. and the surroundings of the museum is very nice, with plants and flowers, very clean. The entrance fee is cheap, for what you see.

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Montbeliard, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quite good and interesting place for Visit. If you go in Ohrid, I recommend going and visiting this place :-) 120den (€2.00) per person. Possibility for diving €45 per hour. People at place announce €35 but they try to visit you something else (5 minutes more) and you have to pay €45 in cash (of course without invoice…). No swimming... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While this village on stilts built out over the water does give a good general impression of what it was like for the ancient people who once lived here, it doesn't pay to look too closely. The construction methods are all very modern with all the timbers held together with iron nails and bolts instead of of mortis and tenant... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took the boat from Ohrid to Sveti Naum and called into Bay of Bones, what a suprise an excellent attempt to recreate an ancient lake dwellers village.It all seemed very authentic, well done to the creaters.

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visit the place and enjoy the view of the lake from an ancient settlement replica. If interested you can dive in the waters under the museum.

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