Lake Ohrid


Lake Ohrid, one of the largest and most important natural sites of Europe. Since it has flora and fauna which nowhere else in the world can be found. Lake Ohrid actually began to "live" as long as mankind exists. According to the professor of the University of Belgrade, Academic PhD. Sinisa Stankovic, Lake Ohrid is 4 million years old. It arose in a very old geological period by tectonic movements of the earth. The flora and fauna of Lake Ohrid is never disturbed in its existence. Around the lake are many important geological changes occur in the past: the rise of mountains, creating valleys, creating other lakes and disappearance of lakes. Some parts of the Balkan peninsula Republic were below sea level, but Lake Ohrid has always remained unscathed from all geographic changes.

Today there are a few lakes in the world so old that are similar to Lake Ohrid. Perhaps the only lake Tanganyika in Africa and South America Tikitaka are from the same geological period. The Lake Ohrid is fr.galichicaunique in the world due to his creation. It is caused by the vertical subsidence of the earth. Relatively few lakes in the world created like this. One of them is Syberie Baikal - Russia. This is 100 times larger than Lake Ohrid. The waters in both lakes are inhabited by the same indigenous forms of life.

Lake Ohrid is the only nature reserve, it is one of the tresures of our planet. This lake known as Macedonian perl is considered as an ideal laboratory for discovering many secrets, including the onset and progression of life on our planet. Large-scale studies on the side of the medical world have confirmed that the shores of Lake Ohrid are ideal conditions for tourism development in healthcare.