Ohrid Lake is the largest and most important natural lake in Macedonia and probably the most important biological stagnant water ecosystem in Europe. 

Ohrid Lake, MacedoniaOhrid region is rich with history, archaeological sites, and natural beauty. Thanks to these features, in the year 1980, Ohrid city and Lake Ohrid were declared a world heritage under UNESCO protection.

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Ohrid Lake is a tectonic lake in the southwest part of the Republic of Macedonia. Located on the border between Macedonia and Albania, between the mountains Petrino, Galichica and Suva Gora on east, Belicka and Mokra mountains to the west.

 


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The greatest length of Ohrid Lake on direction north-south is 30.35 km, the largest width is 14.5 km, with a total length of the lakeshore of 86.2 km, of which to Macedonia belong 50.4 km and to Albania 35.7 km.

 

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Panorama - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

Ohrid Lake is placed at an altitude of 693.17 meters and covers an area of 348.8 km2, of which 229.9 km 2 or 65.9% belong to Macedonia and 118.9 km 2 or 34.1% to Albania. The maximum depth of the lake is 287.5 m, and the average is 144.8 m. The total accumulated water on average is 50.5 km3.

Sunset - Ohrid Lake, Promenade Macedonia

The Lake is filled with water from the karstic springs located along the east coast (St. Naum spring, Tusemiste, Biljanini Izvori, etc.).,  from precipitation secreted directly above the lake surface, and from tributaries: Cherava, Koselska River Daljan, and Sateska River.

Lake Ohrid loses water trough vapor, and mostly trough the river Crni Drim (Црни Дрим) (22 m 3 / s).

Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

Average annual surface water temperature is 13,6 ° C. It is highest in August (22.3 ° C), and lowest in February (6.6 ° C), while the temperature of the water in the deepest parts of the lake is 6,0 ° C. The water has a blue-greenish tint, with transparency in July from 21.5 m.

Ohrid Lake is known for the endemic Ohrid Trout (Ohridska Pastrmka) and many other former endemic species living organisms that are extinct in other lakes.

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View toward St. John church

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Harbor - Ohrid city - Macedonia

 

View toward old part of Ohrid city, Macedonia

 

 

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Ohrid city at night

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Ohrid city at night, Macedonia

 

Ohrid city at night, Macedonia
View toward Ohrid Lake

 

View toward Ohrid Lake

St. John church near Ohrid Lake – Location “Kaneo”

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View toward Ohrid Lake
Ohrid old town

 

 

 

 

St. John Kaneo church, Ohrid, Macedonia

 

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Table for two - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

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Sunset on Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Ohrid Lake, Promenade Macedonia
Sunset - Ohrid Lake, Promenade Macedonia
Sunset - Ohrid Lake, Promenade Macedonia

 

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Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
St. John Kaneo church on Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city, Macedonia

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Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city, Macedonia
Ohrid Lake, Ohrid city, Macedonia

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Port - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Port - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Port - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

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Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Bay of Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Bay of Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Bay of Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Bay of Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Bay of Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

St. Naum Monastery, Ohrid, Macedonia
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Gull - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

St. John Kaneo, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
St. John Kaneo, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
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Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

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Church St. John (Jovan) Kaneo, Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Church St. John (Jovan) Kaneo, Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Old town Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Church St. John (Jovan) Kaneo, Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Swan - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Swan - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Gulls - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Gulls - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Gull - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Gull - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake - view from Cave church - St. Erasmos near Ohrid, Macedonia
Cave church - St. Erasmos near Ohrid, Macedonia

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Panorama - Ohrid Lake Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake - view from cave church St. Erasmos near Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake - view from St. Erasmos church near Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake - view from St. Erasmos church near Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Ohrid Lake - view from St. Erasmos church near Ohrid, Macedonia
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Ohrid Lake, Macedonia - panorama

 

Ohrid Lake, Macedonia - panorama
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Macedonia, Ohrid Lake

 

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Ohrid Lake - largest natural lake in Maceonia

 

Ohrid Lake - largest natural lake in Maceonia

 

Ohrid Lake - largest natural lake in Maceonia
Ohrid port, Macedonia
Ohrid Lake - the largest natural lake in Macedonia
St. John Kaneo, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia