Lake Ohrid

Two-toned blue boat on Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid – Охридско Езеро – Ohridsko Ezero

Lake Ohrid is located by the city of the same name in the southwestern part of Macedonia.  This tectonic lake is one of the oldest and deepest in Europe.  The lake covers 358 square kilometers (138.2 square miles) and is 693 meters (2,274 feet) above sea level.

The lake is fed by the river Black Dream (Crni Drim) entering the lake close to the monastery of Sveti Naum.  The Black Dream flows through the lake and exits the lake in Struga. In 1979 UNESCO declared Lake Ohrid a World Heritage Site. The lake is famous for its trout, endemic only to this lake.  Two-thirds of this lake belongs to Macedonia and the other third to Albania.


Some of the famous attractions you can visit lakeside are:


Photos of the Lake

Boats on the Lake

Older photos of the Lake


Google Map

About Brko

I am a Macedonia enthusiast and an adventurer. I really enjoy being immersed in the Macedonian culture, meeting people from all over Makedonija and sharing their traditions and cultural heritage.