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"Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. The lake itself is over three million years old."

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"[336-323 BC] Philip’s son Alexander III the Great (356-323 BC) carries the Macedonian armies into Asia and conquers the Persian Empire. Macedonia becomes the world’s largest Empire stretching from Europe, to North Africa and India."

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"Ohrid Lake is the oldest and one of the deepest lakes in Europe (max depth 288m or 940ft). It is estimated 4 million years old and has 200 endemic species that haven’t been found at any other place in the world. It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979."

Customs and Culture:

"A person entering a room where others are seated will shake hands with each person. Physical contact among friends of the same gender is considered normal."

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  Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security  

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations & Hepatitis A

Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days

What to Pack: "Winters can be quite harsh in Macedonia, so make sure you pack enough thick and woolen clothes to protect you from the crisp air."



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Water Safety: Drink bottled water

Money: Currency: Macedonian denar Exchange Rate

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