"Ohrid lake" the lake Tip by Vlatko_mk

the lake, Ohrid: 7 reviews and 15 photos


Favorite thing: Observing Lake Ohrid, illuminate by the Sun at any time of the year, one gets the impression that it has just been born, no matter that it came into being millions of years ago. In its blue waters there is a plant and animal kingdom known today only through fossils.
The single condition that has made possible the preservation of the remains of the ancient flora and fauna and its further evolution is the long continuity of Lake Ohrid's existence. In fact Lake Ohrid began its life even before man's appearance. Lake Ohrid came into being about four million years ago - according to Dr. Sinisa Stankovic, a years - long researcher into this lake.
Lake Ohrid came into existence in remote geological ages as a result of tectonic shifts.
Lake Ohrid rightly deserves the name "Macedonia's freshwater sea". Not only for its warm water blue color, which gains its intensity from the heavens' blueness, but because of its size, this lake gives an impression of being a sea. It cover an area of 358 square kilometers and one gets an impression of being in front of a large bay of the sea as if a part had been uprooted of the sea's breadth, and launched among high mountains 695 meters above sea level. On its northern shore the ancient town of Ohrid, located on a double hill with highest point at Samuel's Fortress 800 m. above sea level, rises above the lake like some colossal piece of scenery.

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  • Written Jan 11, 2003
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