HOTAM: New accommodation capacities and contents for attractive tourism at the Ohrid lake

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Larger number of housing units, registered ships and new content is necessary on the shore of Lake Ohrid in order to have modern and attractive tourism as we want, said the president of HOTAM Krste Blazheski, reports MIA.


The Ohrid coast, according to him, has 4,000 accomodation facilities, and the number should reach 10,000. Coast of Ohrid Lake is considered for not being built in and that only 30 percents of the coast is used.

– At the move from St. Naum to Radozhda is not built. We have to make detailed plans and to know that the plot can be built. Struga coast have much unused space. About 70 percents of the coast is not at all covered. Not to mention if something is built, there are no plans even for the places built and left over from Yugoslavia, there are no detailed plans, says Blazheski.

The first person of HOTAM believes that we urgently need to develop detailed plans for the coast from Radozhda to St. Naum where can invest domestic and foreign investors.

– Only then will we have well-built coast, where there would be restaurant and hotel services, shopping centers and it should be in range of modern tourism, said Blazheski.

He said that the transport through Ohrid Lake is at very low and does not have enough ships and ports for greater movement of tourists.

– Transportation through Ohrid Lake is very low. We have several large ships that ride from Ohrid to St. Naum, which is our most common destination. The whole navigation on the Ohrid Lake can be at higher level if we have very attractive 50 to 100 registered boats that will be available for all guests and five or six major ports from St. Naum to Radozhda, i.e. to include the entire coast.