Lake Ohrid


Europe’s oldest lake

Welcome to Pogradec 

The city of Pogradec was built on the southwestern shores of Lake Ohrid and is one of the most notable cities of Albania for its tradition in hosting “family tourism” and for the pleasant, fresh climate during the summer season. The tectonic lake is four million years old and is the deepest of its kind in the Balkan Peninsula reaching a maximum depth of approximately 300 meters.


Some Interesting Tips

The hill above the western side of the city is the location of the former Castle of Pogradec. This early Illyrian-Albanian fortress was originally built in the 5th century, and over the course of history witnessed many battles.

Pogradec was captured by a succession of medieval states between the 8th and 14th centuries,
during which time the castle was destroyed and never rebuilt.