Ohrid Lake
Macedonia, Ohrid (city)

The deepest and oldest lake in the Balkan countries is Lake Ohrid. The origin of this unique reservoir is very unusual, because it appeared as a result of a geotectonic deflection that occurred 5 million years ago, it was before the beginning of the ice age. The majority of water bodies on earth are no more than 100,000 years old. Only Baikal and Tanganyika can boast the same unique history.
The maximum depth of the lake is 288 meters. It merges with Lake Presla, which is located a little higher, from here part of the water flows into Lake Ohrid, but for the most part it is fed by underground sources, due to which the water here is so clean and amazingly healing.
The famous landmark of Macedonia is also the variety of birds, fish and animals that live here. Many inhabitants of this lake are included in the Red Book of the planet. The shores of the lake are strewn with sights, there is also a beautiful small village Liin, which stores on its territory the amazing mosaic art, as well as the cave church of St. Nicholas.
Ohrid Lake was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980. A lot of time has passed, but the beauty of these places does not change. And today tourists come here to enjoy the picturesque scenery and fresh air.

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