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Why visit Lake Ohrid?
If you want to visit Lake Ohrid but want to avoid the tourist crowds, then Albanian side of the lake is much quieter than over on the Macedonian shore. The town of Pogradec is fairly small and not particularly set up for tourists but this actually plays in its favour. It is easy to take a stroll and see a completely undeveloped side of the area.
By the lakeside you will find an array of restaurants and comfortable hotels. When you are there you should not miss a taste of the traditional fish dishes. If you have just one meal, then the one to choose is the baked speckled trout (Koran in Albanian), as well as the famous pickles. There will be a selection of various Albanian wines on offer and we would suggest that you try the traditional wine of Buti, or the famous Perla and Moskat raki of Pogradec.
Before you leave the area, make sure that you take a trip to Drilon and Tushemisht, located about 5km south of just 4-5 km south of Pogradec. The Drilon waters form a small lake which is surrounded by beautiful green scenery and it makes for a truly beautiful setting.