PASKO KUZMAN: WE DO HAVE A SEA
"Macedonia has a sea", says the famous archeologist and director of the protection of cultural heritage, Pasko Kuzman.
"It is not true that Macedonia does not have a sea, we do! That's the Ohrid sea, the lake, which as the famous Sinisa Stankovic said; just like a sea, with a big cultural heritage," says Kuzman
"The Ohrid lake has signs of several civilizations, for example the 7 - 8 ancient wooden settlements which are found under water. One of them, the one at Gradiste, is going to be reconstructed and we expect it to be finished before 8 December of this year," Kuzman explains.
"Ohrid has much potential as a tourist destination because of the rich cultural historical heritage and the beauties which god gave to this place. But, below Ohrid lies another city. That's Lihnida (Lychnidos) expanding on the two hills on which Ohrid is lying. A visitor who will come to this city will not ask for Hotels and beaches at first, but wants to know about the magical hill. The hill, full of secrets, which are explored more and more everyday by the excavations going on at Plaosnik, the Samuil Castle and the Cyclops walls which as finished will be a great tourism attraction," Kuzman says.
MD: Well we also do have the Aegean sea :) Anyway, lake Ohrid is really like a sea, it looks like a sea, it has waves like a sea, it is home to spunges and many other animals you would normally not find in a lake