Today a World Heritage Site, Lake Ohrid boasts a wealth of historical monasteries, a ring of mountains, and some of the oldest inhabited communities in all of Europe. Visit the lake, which lies on the border between Albania and Macedonia, and explore its multitude of both natural and manmade sights, including archaeological sites dating back five millennia. Stop by the town of Ohrid, with its historic hilltop castle, winding streets, and plenty of opportunities to make use of the lake both on the water and on the shore. Be sure to visit the Church of Saint Pantelejmon, one of Europe's oldest Slavic monasteries. Put Lake Ohrid at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ohrid online tour planner.
Lake Ohrid reviews
Beautiful lake with plenty of water activities, hiking and restaurants. I was here in summer of 2019 and I still think back to my time here, one of my favorite trips in the Balkans. I stayed at the.... more »
Macedonia is a great on natural places. And Ohrid is definitely the most atmospheric and cozy place with an outstanding view. Lake and mountains, one of the oldest Orthodox Christian churches... more »
Lake Ohrid is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0
Plan your trip to Ohrid
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ohrid
Historic Sites in Ohrid
Museums in Ohrid
Hidden gems in Ohrid
Side trips from Ohrid
Trips to Lake Ohrid by other users
46 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Budapest Bratislava Vienna 10 days in The Balkans BY A USER FROM BULGARIA Strumica Ohrid Shkoder 8 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BULGARIA Varna Ohrid Shkoder 5 days in Ohrid BY A USER FROM TURKEY Lake Ohrid Bay of the Bones Museum Monastery Saint Naum 2 days in Skopje & Ohrid BY A USER FROM ALBANIA Skopje Ohrid 11 days in Republic of North Macedonia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL Ohrid Mavrovo Skopje