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Address: Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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I have seen pictures of this lake before, but I was surprised at how much they did not do this lake justice. It is really beautiful and much cleaner than I expected. I went for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I have seen pictures of this lake before, but I was surprised at how much they did not do this lake justice. It is really beautiful and much cleaner than I expected. I went for a boat ride out on the lake which was the perfect way to enjoy it. There were so many photo opportunities from the boat looking... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very beautiful lake with crystal clear water and beautiful mountains that surround it. We had a very nice stay and the town of Ohrid is cute with nice people

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

i can easily say that the lake is just like a heaven with the view and the people living around..not only the lake but also the old town of ohrid is very peaceful..

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Bristol, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best location I have ever visited, I was amazed by the cleanliness and the calmness of the water, the view was astonishing, the whole atmosphere was very romantic and relaxing. I will certainly visit this place again!

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

it's a beautiful lake. I could see why local people always talk about here. there's nothing much to say cuz there's nothing much. just peaceful lake. that's it. if you are in macedonia, make some time and spend few days for your soul. it's beautiful.

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Thames Valley
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We think that this location is a wonderful secret. We almost want to put people off, to keep it for ourselves.

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Tirana, Albania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lake Ohrid has always attracted me for some reason, I guess being born in a coastal city I have an affinity for water. Yet, Lake Ohrid is special. The climate, the pure waters, entertainment around it, the history of the city of Ohrid with centuries of art and architecture. Ohrid offers them all. It was for this reason I took... More 

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Pozarevac
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lake Ohrid, straddles the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.

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Ohrid, Macedonia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Lake Ohrid gets busy in the summer and I mean BUSY. The center is packed, many cafes are packed full. The sites are worth seeing if you do it right. Places to swim on the lake near the center of Ohrid aren't worth it, you must pay to use beach chairs at Kaneo and many places fill up quick. The... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had a wonderful two days on and around Lake Ohrid. The lake itself is stunning and has a number of secluded beaches and coves to go swimming in. in mid October the water was still 23 degrees and swimming in the crystal clear water reflecting the colors of the changing foliage was magical. I suggest one rents a private... More 

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