Category: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Lake Ohrid; John Misachi; World Atlas

Photo: World Atlas

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

Ohrid’s local charm vs historic heritage; Valentina Dimitrievska; IntelliNews

Photo: BNE Intellinews

Source: BALKAN BLOG: Ohrid’s local charm vs historic heritage

Lake Ohrid Saved from UNESCO Endangered List, For Now; Alice Taylor; Exit

Photo: Exit

Lake Ohrid that straddles the border between Albania and North Macedonia has managed to avoid inclusion on UNESCO’s endangered world heritage site list, for now. The World Heritage Committee, which is currently in session until the end of the month in China, has decided to give the two countries another two years to save the region.

Source: Lake Ohrid Saved from UNESCO Endangered List, For Now – Exit – Explaining Albania

Europe’s museum of living fossils; Jessica Bateman; BBC

Photo: Getty Images

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.

Source: Europe’s museum of living fossils

UNESCO Warns North Macedonia to Protect Lakeside Heritage Site; Sinisa Jakov Marusic; Balkan Insight

Photo source: BIRN

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.

Source: UNESCO Warns North Macedonia to Protect Lakeside Heritage Site | Balkan Insight

Uncharted Trails: North Macedonia’s Exhilarating Outdoor Experiences; Alaina Rydzewski; Medium

An off-the-radar destination until recently, North Macedonia is a wonderland of pristine nature, fascinating culture, and hearty cuisine…

Source: Uncharted Trails: North Macedonia’s Exhilarating Outdoor Experiences

Hungry bears and surreal war memorials in one of Europe’s last unexplored countries; Tom Owen; Telegraph

Source: Hungry bears and surreal war memorials in one of Europe’s last unexplored countries

Best Things To Do In Ohrid Macedonia; Giulia Blocal; Chasing the Donkey

Macedonia Travel Blog: Here are Giulia Blocal’s suggestions for all of the amazing things to do in Ohrid Macedonia. Travel the Balkans like a local!

Source: Best Things To Do In Ohrid Macedonia – Chasing the Donkey

Ohrid’s historical treasures; Euronews

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

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