Lake Ohrid is the most popular tourist destination in Macedonia, combining a rich historical heritage and breathtaking scenery. The town of Ohrid Macedonia, located on the shores of the lake, has been inhabited for more than 2,000 years, and ancient churches, fortresses, and other historic buildings portray architectural styles from the early Christian era and the Ottoman period. In addition to the historic buildings, Ohrid Macedonia also boasts beautiful views over the lake, with houses perched on cliffs by the shore, reminiscent of Mediterranean scenery. There are several nice natural beaches on the shore of Lake Ohrid where you can sunbathe and swim, and if you’re looking for a hotel in Ohrid, this tourist hub has a full range of budget and luxury accommodation.
Local secret The beaches closest to Ohrid can get crowded – many locals prefer to head to those outside the Sveti Naum monastery on the south-western side of the lake, just across the Albanian border. It’s quieter and has fabulous views of the town across the lake.