Lagadin holidays hit that sweet spot between beach flopping-and-dropping and exploring North Macedonia's centuries-old roots.

Serene scenery

Sandwiched between Lake Ohrid’s eastern shore and the green hills of Galičica National Park, Lagadin’s got more than its fair share of natural beauty. It’s as good a spot as any for soaking up the area’s knockout views, with crystal-clear water stretching out to the hazy mountains in the distance. There are only a handful of hotels here, so there’s a real tranquil feel and you’ll be away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns around the lake.

Go for a paddle or a peddle

Lagadin’s right on the water’s edge, with only a road separating the hotels from the pebble beaches that’re dotted along the shore. Grab your swimming cozzie and find your favourite spot to flop down on a towel, or pay a little extra for a lounger to kick back on. When it’s time to cool off, go for a dip or pop to the beach bar for a cold drink or an ice-cream. And if you fancy venturing beyond the beach, you can hire stand-up paddleboards and pedalos here too.

Step back in time

North Macedonia’s brimming with age-old towns packed with history, and Lagadin’s a great base for exploring what’s around Lake Ohrid. Tick some of these off your list with a boat tour – along the way you’ll visit the Bay of Bones Museum, a replica of a Bronze Age village, and the Monastery of St Naum, one of the country’s oldest churches. For more must-see sights, hop in a taxi or catch the bus to Ohrid, where you can step back in time at the 13th-century Church of St John at Kaneo and Tsar Samuel’s Fortress.

Out and about

  • Lake bathing
  • Boat trips
  • National park
  • Guided walking tours
  • Wine tasting
  • Watersports

At a Glance

  • Take your pick of Lagadin’s pebble beaches for some lakeside lounging
  • Jump on a bus and spend the day in the historic little city of Ohrid
  • Try local flavours like grilled fish and stews in authentic waterfront restaurants