Bay of bones (Залив на Коските, Музеј на вода, Water Museum) is located 14 km from Ohrid near the auto camp Gradiste.
Underwater archaeological research on this site “Плоча Миќов Град” (Plate Michov City), was launched in 1997, and in 2007-2008 was performed reconstruction of part of the settlement which presents attractive archaeological site on the attractive area of the lake.
- Distance from Ohrid: 14 km (8.6 miles)
- Location: Gradiste
- Open hours: 08:00 – 20:00
The current findings, especially the lake abounds with remains of prehistoric settlements, ancient and medieval objects that were submerged in water, mainly due to fluctuations of water levels and movable artifacts found through past on the bottom of the lake, mostly due to fishing activities or during the performance of lake traffic through past centuries.
On the locality Plate Michov City was discovered prehistoric pile settlement with time belonging to the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, and in the current research there were 6000 recorded remains of wooden piles into the waters of the lake bottom, at a depth of 3 to 5 meters that probably relied on common wooden platform on which functioned twenty prehistoric residential buildings, built also of wood.
The Bay of Bones represents an attractive museum complex that has various represented content: reconstructed settlement over the waters of the lake, Roman castrum which is conserved, restored and presented to the highest plateau of the hill “Gradiste” accessible building with museum cabinets and facility for implementation of marine tourism.