The Deepest and Oldest Lake in Europe

We are referring to Lake Ohrid.

As you can see on the map, it is situated in the southwest of Macedonia and the eastern side of Albania. The lake has a unique ecosystem and therefore it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of the most important towns around the lake is Ohrid, where we had a brief stop.

Ohrid was a lot bigger and more touristic than we had expected. When we arrived at the lake itself, we quickly understood why; it is simply picturesque.


  • niasunset October 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Wonderful photographs… There is an old monastry on the coast of this lake, fascinating me, I saw in photographs. But where it is exactly don’t know. Thank you dear Ingrid, have a nice travel and weekend, love, nia

    • fgh47 October 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      There are lots of monastries in Bulgaria. So if you are into them, you have rich amount all around the countries. Good, you like our pictures. Have a good time in Istanbul

  • trixfred30 October 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    How deep is it? We went to Lake Garda a few weeks back – that was 350m. Deep enough!?

    • fgh47 October 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Ok. Then Lake Garda is deeper. Lake Ohrid is “only” 288 metres, where it is deepest. Lake Ohrid is by far not to touristic as the Lake of Garda. But both have their charmes


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