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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."
"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."
"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."
Things to do. Accommodation. Travel guide.
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