Ohrid — A visit to one of the oldest lakes in Europe
Lake Ohrid is located on the mountainous border between southwestern North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of the deepest (294 m) and oldest lakes in Europe, with a unique aquatic ecosystem that includes more than 200 endemic species. Due to its importance, the lake was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, along with the city of Ohrid, which is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest in the country. At the same time, Ohrid today is one of the most famous tourist destinations in North Macedonia and a site of great historical and cultural importance for the entire Balkan region. In fact, due to the 365 churches that once existed in the city, it was characterized as the “Jerusalem of the Balkans”.