Pogradec, lies on the southwestern shore of Lake Ohrid; a large lake bordering Albania and Macedonia fed by underground waters from nearby Lake Prespa.
Historians believe the shores of Pogradec were inhabited as early as 6000 - 2000 BCE by Illyrian tribes, the Encheleans. These tribes were influenced by Macedonian life and throughout centuries further influenced by occupations; Roman, Bulgarian, Serbian, Albanian, Ottoman, and Western European nations. More modern historical notes of Pogradec entail the city buildng the second Albanian language school and being a favorite summer location for communist government officials, especially dictator Enver Hoxha. (Communist party members sealed their private residences from the general public.)
Particular tourism highlights of Pogradec are its natural settings, fresh fish, nearby village "Lini" (architectural beauty), and relaxed Albanian families strolling boardwalks, swimming, playing cards, and enjoying live music.
Geography: Eastern (Central) Albania
Transport: Bus, Mini-Bus, Shared Taxi, Taxi, Tour
Special Note: Lake Ohrid's formation is due to plate tectonics. These events have created an isolated environment for fish found nowhere else on Earth. Two noteworthy species of fish in Lake Ohrid are from the trout family named Salmo Letnica (delicate tasting) and Salmo Ohridanus.