The lake is no less than 350 km2, is one of the cleanest in the world and falls under UNESCO, as well as the adjacent National Park Galicica. There are numerous bays around the lake where you can swim.
Out and about
Various trips are possible. You can visit the beautiful monastery of Sveti Naum by boat or car. Or go to the seaside resort of Struga for a day. The open-air museum Bay of bones is close to Pestani. You can also take a day trip to Albania.
There are many hiking opportunities in the area. Two national parks are located in the vicinity of Lake Ohrid: Galicica and Pelister. And also in the immediate vicinity of Pestani you can enjoy beautiful walks, for example around the village of Elsani, where life is still traditional.
Ohrid is less than 15 km away and is easily accessible by public transport; bus, taxi or boat. In Ohrid you will find the ancient Greek theater, the old fortress, monasteries and churches, numerous terraces, eateries and a vibrant nightlife. Something for everyone!