In recent years, Ohrid has stolen the shine from the Balkans' sparkling Adriatic coast - without doubt thanks to the town's namesake lake. Navigate the bougainvillea-strung Old Quarter to the 13th-century St John at Kaneo church for waterside views before renting a boat and making ripples. See the town at its most lively during August's Ohrid Summer Festival of music, art and theatre, or use it as a launchpad for natural immersion; Ohrid sits at the intersection of three national parks. The city of Bitola is a great day trip from here.
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