Lake Ohrid

Cupped between a sloping hill and a tranquil bay, Ohrid's last traditional fishing village features clustered houses with terracotta roofs and a white-pebble beach. At night, the sounds of crickets and frogs are omnipresent. Trpejca has limited services, though in midsummer its small beach gets very crowded. Locals like to swim here, but the frogs and flotsam and jetsam are a bit off-putting.

Restoran Ribar is a decent place to eat in the village, but other than that there's very little going on.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake Ohrid attractions

1. Museum on Water – Bay of Bones


In prehistoric times Lake Ohrid was home to a settlement of pile dwellers who lived literally on top of the water, on a platform supported by up to 10,000…

2. Sveti Naum Monastery

3.86 MILES

Sveti Naum, 29km south of Ohrid, is an imposing sight on a bluff near the Albanian border and a popular day trip from Ohrid. Naum was a contemporary of St…

3. Beach

7.35 MILES

At the eastern end of town is a long sandy beach. In summer the water is just about warm enough to swim in, and at this time the beach is covered in…

4. Ohrid Boardwalk & City Beach

10.41 MILES

Skimming the surface of the water along Ohrid's shore, snaking towards Kaneo fishing village and the town's most famous church, this over-water boardwalk…

5. Church of Sveti Jovan at Kaneo

10.42 MILES

This stunning 13th-century church is set on a cliff over the lake, about a 15-minute walk west of Ohrid's port area, and is possibly North Macedonia's…

6. Sveta Sofija Cathedral

10.53 MILES

Ohrid's grandest church, 11th-century Sveta Sofija is supported by columns and decorated with elaborate, if very faded, Byzantine frescoes, though they…

8. National Workshop for Handmade Paper

10.54 MILES

Here's a slightly random fact for you: Ohrid has been printing paper since the 16th century and this museum-cum-shop has one of only two copies of the…