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Macedonia possesses hydrographic objects such as sources, springs, rivers, lakes, spas. As a result of that there are possibilities for huge number of activities, sports, and leisure activities. 


Swimming – Ohrid Lake; Prespa Lake; Dojran Lake; huge number of rivers
As Macedonia is reach country with three natural lakes and huge number of rivers and springs, you can enjoy swimming at summer time.



Swimming Marathon


In 1992, on the initiative of the sports magazine “Skok”, the Ohrid Swimming Marathon was reestablished. Each year, in the second half of August, the swimming elite throughout the world gathers in Ohrid and, starting from the monastery St. Naum, they swim along the Lakeshore to the town harbour, approximately a 30-km route. Since 1998 the Ohrid Swimming Marathon has entered in the World Swimming Club of the 12 worldwide held marathons under the patronage of FINA-The World Swimming Association.



Fishing – Mavrovo; Tikves; Radika

Fishing as a sport is very popular in Macedonia. You can do fishing on Mavrovo Lake, Tikves Lake and the Radika River, where you can have great catches. During the weekends most fishermen all over the country visit these places to do fishing so at that time of the week is most crowdy. If you wish for more peaceful fishing, you can do it during the week.



Scuba Diving – Ohrid Lake

Scuba Diving


Scuba diving is very popular into the Lake Ohrid. Lake Ohrid has a dramatic drop-off at its tectonic shelf, which is worth exploring, and there is also a Neolithic stilt village which can be accessed with special permission. In Lake Ohrid, also known as a fresh-water sea, very attractive are the endemic forms of life, such as the Ohrid round sponge living at the depth of 35 meters, the number of underwater pre-historical settlements and the fish in the rocky parts from Gradiste to Trpejca.



Sailing/Gliding – Ohrid Lake



Sailing/Gliding as a recreational activity and relaxing water sport is also very popular in Macedonia. The local gliding clubs give you opportunity for sailing on the most beautiful places in Macedonia, the Ohrid Lake and the Prespa Lake. The fans of this sport can get enormous amusement by sailing through the Macedonian lakes, enjoying both pleasures, of the sport and of the nature.



Kayaking & canoeing –  Matka; Prespa Lake and Ohrid Lake 

Kayaking & canoeing

Kayaking as a sport is very popular in Macedonia especially on the Canyon Matka as a whitewater kayaking, and at the famous Macedonian lakes: Ohrid Lake and Prespa Lake, where you can do kayaking on backwater. Also, Macedonia offers numerous white-water rapids and a number of competition courses including those on the River Vardar in Skopje itself and at Lake Matka just outside Skopje.

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