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 at Lake Ohrid. Therefore, we just looked for signs posted by people outside their homes or yards.
And we eventually found excellent accommodation in Lagadin, a very small tranquil village, where people come only during the warm months, according to some locals. Read on about the best place to stay at Lake Ohrid!
Is Lake Ohrid worth visiting?
Lake Ohrid is a beautiful and peaceful destination that is definitely worth visiting if you are in North Macedonia or Albania. The lake is known for its clear and clean waters and is a popular spot for fishing and other water sports.
The surrounding area is home to many important historical and cultural sites, including the medieval town of Ohrid, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Searching for Lake Ohrid accommodation
Lake Ohrid is a popular tourist destination in North Macedonia and Albania, and there are many different options for accommodation in the area. You can find hotels, guesthouses, and apartments in the town of Ohrid and other nearby towns. Many of these accommodations offer stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
You can also camp near the lake, which is a popular option for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. There are several campgrounds in the area, with amenities such as toilets, showers, and picnic areas.
The best place to stay at Lake Ohrid is Lagadin
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, which is another reason I found this the best place to stay at Lake Ohrid. 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 the Matka Canyon boat ride. When we woke up, Simon and I saw a lovely sunset over the lake 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 meters away, a beautiful white swan. The sky was clear and the moon was rising slowly.
We returned to our Lake Ohrid accommodation quite late that night, by taxi.
Kaj Mestono Restaurant
Open from 12.00 to 22.00, Wednesday to Sunday.
Address: Peshtani, North Macedonia
Tel. +389-4620-0740 | Website
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