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“"Surprising beauty"”
Review of Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid
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Full-Day Private Best of Ohrid and Lake Ohrid Tour
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Ohrid
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

WE had a wonderful 2 days staying in Hotel Maji 1 right on "Lake Ohrid" We drove from Greece into Albania and passed beautiful water falls that streamed down the edge of the road, and then was surprised by the view of the lake. I was amazed at how high up we were .We arrived at our Hotel in the heat of the August sun,where the lake was full of swimmers and sunbathers, (very popular). The surrounding area consisted of a promenade of parkland with places to eat under the shade of large trees. On the Saturday night we had a superb meal ( not expensive) and danced outside to live music. Lovely people, helpful and friendly. Not many speak English, although some speak Greek which helped us.

Thank 181julie
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice bus ride from Skopje and you discover a peaceful unpolluted little town embraced by beautiful mountains. First, the long long walk along the paved road around the lake, stopping over a bridge overlooking small boats, ducks, seagulls and needless to say, crystal clear water with zillions of little fish. You can climb the paved hills thru charming cobbled streets to a fortress or historical monuments on the way. Hungry? You can eat at a simple take-out joint, or at a cute little hidden pizza restaurant, or a nice restaurant overlooking different parts of the lake. A couple supermarkets and bakeries are right there in the center by the lake. And nuts vendors would fulfill your appetite for a healthy snack. The air is fresh, the temperature is moderate even in late November, and there is plenty of nice and reasonable accomodations available. The locals are always friendly and accommodating. Many speak English.

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Reviewed November 29, 2014

Try to watch the sunset over the hills and you can take great photos. If you are there in summer, you definitely need to swim in it and there are fine beaches nearby. Also there are great bars around it where you enjoy your drink by the lake. Finally, it is a very romantic place for a couple and try to go there with a person you love .

Thank Burag Mikael P
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our family took a long leisurely stroll around the lake and it was so lovely! Be sure to bring some bread with you so you can feed the birds. Beware though, the seagulls tend to swarm if you go to feed just the swans. There are fun vendors to visit around the lake as well as many restaurants.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great sweat water. Perfect for swimming. 25 C in August. Cristal clear. Lot of attaractions to see in Ohrid city.

Thank Marcin_Mon
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