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Among mountains and picturesque landscapes is situated a clear emerald lake, which is famous for its huge size, unspeakable beauty and its unique pearls, which are grown here for hundreds of years. This place, called Ohrid lake and located at the border of Macedonia, attracts many people from all over the world every year. And of course, we weren’t exception.
While driving in the car we could already admire the purity of the water, fresh air and the stunning view of mountains, surrounding us. The lake was formed more than 4 million years ago, so it’s the most ancient lake in Europe, which is considered as the historical monument of nature.
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In the depth of almost 300 meters dwells a great number of fish species. For sure, the «Queen of the lake» is a trout, which attracts fishermen not only from the whole Macedonia but also from the neighborhood countries. But as it was not so important for us, girls, we weren’t impressed a lot. But much more interesting things about this lake for us were its own pearls, prevailing only in this area and which turned out to be not as cheap as we supposed them to be, but we think it worth it.
The first thing that you fall in love with as you reach this place (except pearl jewelry, of course), are the lake’s views. They fascinates you by the great number of old churches and cloisters, spreading along the lake’s bank. But the most charming view the Ohrid Lake has at night, when thousands of sparkling lights are shining above the water. On the south side of the lake is situated the picturesque city Ohrid, which is famous for its ancient narrow streets and delicious fish dishes.
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If you want to take some photos it’s better to go on excursions early in the morning, while there are not so many tourists on the streets. Various entertainments are waiting here for you, such as camping, cozy restraints, different shops and some small beaches.
So, if you’re fond of fishing and boating, or you just want to have some rest in a silent ancient atmosphere of this lake, that’s the place you must visit during your holidays.