When we arrived at Lake Ohrid, we took in the sights and looked for some accommodation. We had nothing planned, we had no idea what was the best place to stay in Lake Ohrid. Therefore, we just looked for signs posted by people outside their homes or yards. And we eventually found something in Lagadin, a very small tranquil village, where people come only during the warm months, according to some locals.
Lagadin – The Best place to stay in Lake Ohrid
Our hosts offered us two double rooms. Ana was staying with Tim, so I had to share with Simon. We had separate entries, but we shared a long balcony on the first floor, with a view of Lake Ohrid. We also had a shaded parking spot and access to the kitchen.
The owners of the place were really friendly. They invited us to have some raki, followed by some snacks with coffee. And we talked to an old lady who was visiting them, she told us all about how she met her husband and moved to Ohrid for him. She was really entertaining and reminded me of one of my grandmother’s sisters.
evening walk and dinner in Peshtani
We took an afternoon nap because we had an early morning with Matka Canyon. When we woke up, Simon and I saw a lovely sunset from the balcony then joined Ana and Tim for a walk on the beach.
In the end, we walked all the way to the next village, Peshtani. It was already dark outside when we found a nice place to have dinner. We came across Kaj Mestono, a quiet and intimate restaurant by the lake, with lovely food.
I remember being able to see fish in the shallow waters near our table and, a few metres away, a beautiful white swan. The sky was clear and the moon was rising slowly.
We returned home quite late that night, by taxi.
For you, what makes a place the best one to stay in?
Are you looking for a peaceful place or a lively one?
Quick Guide on Lake Ohrid – Part 1 of 3