Ohrid lake

The lake, along with the city of Ohrid, were both declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980 for their cultural and natural significance. Being the most massive and most beautiful out of Macedonia’s three tectonic lakes, Lake Ohrid is about 30 kilometers long and round 288 meters (945 feet) deep. It is also one of Europe’s oldest lakes, (2-4 million years ago), and it is filled up by water from three rivers. Most of the lake’s plant and animal species are endemic and unique to Ohrid. Other unique Ohrid creatures include two species of eel and the bleak whose scales are used for making the well-known Ohrid pearl. This treasured jewel is produced according to a secret method which was passed on from generation to generation. Sports fishing attracts many passionate fishers from Macedonia, Europe and even from the world.

At the end of the IX c. followers of Cyrilos, Methodius-Clement and Naum, are sent right there by King Boris I. At this place they were able to establish two other educational and spiritual centers of the Slavic culture and literacy.

Ohrid was also one of the old capitals of Bulgaria /991-1018/ by the Bulgarian King Samuil. He died here, in 1014, and was buried in the basilica of St Achilles island, near a small lake in Prespa.

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