By mid-next year the UN’s cultural organisation will again consider scrapping Ohrid’s prestigious world heritage site status – but despite the deadline, North Macedonia has little progress to show for.
Lake Ohrid is one of the world’s deepest and oldest lakes, thought to be 4-10 million years old. It is the deepest lake in the Balkan Peninsula.
Source: Lake Ohrid
Beneath its misty surface, southern Europe’s Lake Ohrid is the most densely biodiverse lake in the world. Now, fishermen are helping save its “living fossils” from extinction.
UNESCO Warns North Macedonia to Protect Lakeside Heritage Site; Sinisa Jakov Marusic; Balkan Insight
After the UN’s cultural body UNESCO again threatened to classify the historic North Macedonia’s town of Ohrid as ‘endangered’, country’s authorities insisted they are taking action to preserve it.
An off-the-radar destination until recently, North Macedonia is a wonderland of pristine nature, fascinating culture, and hearty cuisine…
Hungry bears and surreal war memorials in one of Europe’s last unexplored countries; Tom Owen; Telegraph
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Often called the “Pearl of the Balkans”, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Ohrid is more than 5,000 years old, making it one of the oldest human settlements in Europe.
Source: Ohrid’s historical treasures