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Bay of the Bones Museum

Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very interesting place. One of the things you must see on the Ohrid lake. There is a little caffe close to museum with nice view. They still improving museum but even now is interesting.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

IF you are expecting real pre-historic artifacts, then .. well, don't go there. You won't find but a few. But if you want a fair representation of how people used to live before Christ (with the actual findings lying under the sea below you), if you want to wander around a village, enter reed huts and sit around their living... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum doesn't shelter many original remains but reconstructs the living environment of primordal Man in this region, who is supposed to have lived in a village entirely built on the water of Lake Ohrid. Even if the reconstruction might be open for discussion, it is very stimulating to pay a visit to the prehistoric habitat of fishers and hunters.... More

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