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“Beautiful - but probably much more beautiful earlier during the year” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Ohrid
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Beautiful - but probably much more beautiful earlier during the year”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We were there in September when it was supposed to be very warm still. However this year it was fall wheater already, all the beaches closed and many places looked quite abandonned. We could only imagine what the places would be like in summer wheater... probably very different!

Visited November 2013
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“Ohrid Lake is an amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I visited Ohrid in late October a this year. Had a brilliant time, with lovely bright days. You won't be sunbathing but all the historical sites & activities are open without the queues and crowds.

Visited October 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Lovely Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Ohrid Lake is one of the best place in Macedonia, especially in Summer time. Normally in winter, very calm and cute place, only locals living and some tourists, mostly from different cities in the country. But when the summer begins, oh my god! Totally crazy, everybody here for fun, a lot of clubs, beaches, fully crowded!
You must see here if you have time..

Visited November 2013
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Decatur, Illinois
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“Charming place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The weather is perfect (Nov 2), the summer crowds are gone, its beautiful, peaceful, lots of place for a stroll, old buildings, very old churches, nice cobblestone streets, many little shops. I'm here solo but I think it would be a nice place for a honeymoon or for romantic getaway. You can also take a small or large boat trip on the lake.

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“The most beautiful lake on the Balkans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Ohrid Lake is an amazing place to visit. Besides all the touristic attractions of a beach, Lake Ohrid has to offer much more. Around lake Ohrid, you can visit hundreds of churches dating from medieval or older times. There is a monuments trail which takes you thru all churches and monuments surrounding the lake. Take a small boat first to Sv. Jovan Kaneo and then start walking up the trail. I strongly recommend this place for couples, families and even business excursions.

Visited May 2013
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