Stony beaches line the whole lakeshore in Sveti Stefan. You can while away the day sunbathing, swimming in the clear water and grabbing drinks or lunch from one of the bars and cafés on the front.
Head just north of Sveti Stefan to lay out your towel and soak up the sun and views. You can also rent loungers and parasols, whizz down the twisty waterslide and pop to the bar for a cool drink.
There isn’t a huge range of restaurants in this little village, but you can always find a spot for a simple, good-value meal. There’s a big Greek and Turkish influence so kebabs, fish, salads and slow-cooked stews are popular picks, as well as plenty of international favourites like pizza.
Right on the lakeshore, this restaurant at the Hotel Aqualina has a lively vibe at lunchtime. Break up your beach day by tucking into dishes of meat, rice and salad.
Craving a freshly cooked kebab or pizza? Look no further than this beachside snack spot, where you can eat overlooking the waves.
Sveti’s a small place and the promenade is flat so it's easy to get around on foot. The St Stefan chapel is up the hillside though, so exploring up there isn't ideal for anyone with walking difficulties.
Book a spot on the ferry from Ohrid harbour to spend the day down at southern end of the lake. The local ferry leaves Ohrid every day at 10am, and tickets are €10 per person. Wander through the Monastery of St Naum, originally built by Saint Naum of Ohrid in 905 BC, or through the gardens where you can spot peacocks, fountains and plenty of photo ops before grabbing a bite to eat at the restaurant. And you can take a boat ride at the nearby springs of the Black Drim river that connect Lake Ohrid with Lake Prespa too, it'll last around 20 minutes and is a great way to see local wildlife.
The local buses in Lake Ohrid are blue and white and run by the Galeb bus company. Ask at your hotel reception for the nearest stop and a timetable, and look out for yellow markings on the road to see where to wait. Buses generally run every 30 minutes until around midnight, but after that you'll need to take a taxi.
Sveti Stefan is surrounded by the pine forests of the Galičica national park, so you can head up the hill on foot to explore, and get even better views over Lake Ohrid and the mountains. Just so you know, the forest in the national park is home to a number of animals, including bears.
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