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Lake Ohrid Sailing in Macedonia 2024

The translucent water of Lake Ohrid is calling your name!

Best time: May-October

Lake Ohrid Sailing
Lake Ohrid Sailing
Lake Ohrid Sailing

Lake Ohrid, Europe's second-largest pristine waterbody, is said to be the most seductive destination in Macedonia. More interestingly, it's one of the oldest in the world and the deepest in the Balkans.

If you are sailing addicted, Lake Ohrid in Macedonia definitely should be on your bucket list. There, the atmosphere of holidays prevails all summer long—it's the best time to visit Lake Ohrid and try sailing. Sailing on the lake will treat you to the views of rocky formations, picturesque beaches, and perfectly blue clear water. To make the best out of it, we suggest you get in touch with experienced skippers from the sailing clubs, such as Sailing Macedonia, Passion Yacht Sailing Ohrid, or Alba Sailing & Cruising.

It is popular among locals and tourists to catch the sunset on the sailboat. Boat rentals, sailing schools for beginners, tailor-made tours are easy to find in the capital and Ohrid city. If you are looking for a place to stay, check out our map below, offering the best accommodation nearby.

Practical info

What is the ideal season to visit Lake Ohrid?

Lake Ohrid is best enjoyed during summer, between May to October, when the weather is pleasant and gives you the opportunity to indulge in activities such as sailing. Though the season is apt to visit, it's better to steer clear from the peak tourist months of July and August. These are some of the best months for sailing too, thanks to the calm waters of the lake. Show more

Where can I find expert skippers for sailing on Lake Ohrid?

Sailing enthusiasts can head over to Sailing Macedonia, Passion Yacht Sailing Ohrid, or Alba Sailing & Cruising to enjoy the perfect lake sailing experience and avail of well-trained skippers and expert boat rental and tour services. Apart from sailing, beginners can opt for sailing lessons and there are tailor-made tours to suit your preferences too. Show more

When would be the perfect time to witness a sunset while on a sailboat?

The period between May and October is the best time to witness an amazing sunset in the evening while on a sailboat. When the sun sets behind the vast lake surrounded by mountains, it's a breathtaking sight to behold. Tourists love this activity, where they can enjoy a drink, relax, and sail away soaking in the serene beauty of the sunset views. Show more

What kind of sailing tours one can undertake for Lake Ohrid in Macedonia?

There are many kinds of sailing tours available for Lake Ohrid. One can take a tour with a tailor-made itinerary or a sightseeing and adventure-based one. For novices, sailing schools offer beginner courses and lessons. Tourists get the opportunity to stop at various beaches around the lake, take a refreshing swim or relish different kinds of local food. Whatever you're in the mood for, there's a sailing tour that caters to your needs. Show more

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