Friday, February 26, 2016

Ohrid Lake - View from Galichica Mountain

Ohrid Lake - View from Galichica Mountain - Republic of Macedonia
Ohrid Lake is the largest and most important natural lake in Macedonia and probably the most important biological stagnant water ecosystem in Europe. It features a rich history of culture, archaeological sites and natural beauty. Thanks to these features, the 1980 Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were declared world heritage under UNESCO protection.
Ohrid Lake is a tectonic lake in the southwest part of the Republic of Macedonia. Located on the border between Macedonia and Albania, between the mountains Petrino, Galichica and Suva Gora (Dry Mountain) on east, Belicka and Mokra mountains to the west.

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National Park Galicica covers an area of 25,000 ha, of which approximately 11% is privately owned.
The lowest point is the level of the lake 695 meters above sea level and the level of Lake Prespa 850 meters above sea level. The highest peak is Magaro (Магаро) at 2255 meters above sea level. The Mountain Galichica has developed relief with deep valleys and steep slopes toward the two lakes. Because the relief features, the only range of Galichica is divided into four separate sections.
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