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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They think that you are a naive stranger from a big city and that they can rip you off over literally anything! How cheap, stupid, and narrow-minded these orangutans are is way above my head. Thank you God for your providence!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most gorgeous lake I've ever seen. Best would be if you could start from Pogradec(Albania) and head your way towards Ohrid town. Do take your time to stop on several stops to take great photos. If anyone told me this perfect blue...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is unforgottable place for us. We enjoyed too much for our 2 days stay in Ohrid. There are many places to visit, rest & leisure...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kikuscu
Reviewed January 12, 2019

One among 365 breathtaking churches of Ohrid. There is one for every day in a year, they say. I believe the. It's not only its beauty that's worth a visit, but a road to get there is an even more amazing experience. Worth every sweating...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NatalijaNatasa
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful lake with a fantastic view. I loved the clear blue water surrounded by mountains. You can eat on of many great and cheap restaurants located by the water or you can choose to sail out on the lake (be ware of the high...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Lake Ohrid is a wonderful place to visit in Macedonia. Unfortunately the weather at the time of our visit was not hot enough to swim as the lake was very cold. Next time I travel to Macedonia, I will be sure to stay in Orhid...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ginaristevski
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Ohrid off season was beautiful! November is a wonderful time to visit Ohrid. It was calm and beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Lake ohrid in Macedonia is a very nice place and is very safe and cheap as well you can get a good meal for 2 with drinks for a round 25 pounds also the boat trips a long the lake are very good value for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank andyv56136
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Lake Ohrid is a good place to go. I would recommend to stop and stay 2-3daya to enjoy your time and get to know the city and it history and why not stay by the lake :).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank selashkoder
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I'm glad this place is still not fully packed with tourists from all around the world, because it would lose most of what makes it special. There are a lot of restaurants and places to stay just around great part of the lake. The chill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 19, 2018|
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Response from Vacationer227936 | Reviewed this property |
Several boats are available. They can be taken as you arrive there; they were soliciting our business. I don't know whether they take reservations. I am not sure whether they are as easily available during the busier summer.
September 6, 2018|
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Split to Lake Ohrid by car (11 Replies)
Hi, I will spend a week in Split from Sept 4-11, 2015 then I will rent a car and would like to drive to Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. Can this drive be done in one day? What is the quickest route?
July 18, 2015|
Response fromhappybypleasure|
The quickest route is along the coast through Montenegro and Albania. However, I think you will not find a rental agency that will rent you a car to get there without a huge fee, particularly if you intend to drop-off in Macedonia. You can do it in one day, a long long day, something like 10-ish hours.
Lisa R
Is it safe to travel as a solo female in Albania? (3 Replies)
I am planning a trip to the region in October and I'm trying to decide if Lake Ohrid is worth the trip through Albania. I've read mixed reviews online, but most of the information I have found is 2-4 years old. Any tips would be helpful. Thanks!
April 25, 2014|
Response fromGina T|
Hello, It is safe to travel but in Albania just be mindful of people staring at you, that is the only thing that would happen. People on the whole are generally lovely and if you need help they will try their best to assist you. Whatever info you have read is irrelevant YOU MUST go to Lake Ohrid. It is one of the most spectacular places in the region and you will not regret it. You can easily get to Ohrid from Berat with direct bus connections.
Elbasan/Tirana to Berat? (19 Replies)
Hi there. I'll be traveling in the Balkans next month; unfortunately, I'm having difficulties planning my trip from Lake Ohrid (Macedonia) to Berat (Albania). My current understanding is that there are are two possible routes: Lake Ohrid (Macedonia) - (a) Elbasan / (b) Tirana - Berat Going via Tirana is easier but it takes longer. I've read somewhere that there is no bus departing from Elbasan to Berat; furgon is the option. Is that true? I also worry about not being able to find...More
April 04, 2018|
Response fromChitC_HK|
Wow! I didn't know about this website. I'll be coming from Ohrid. Looks like I'll have to go to Tirana first and then do a day trip in berat the next day. Thank you very much for your useful info!