SECRET OF THE LAKE Lake Ohrid, FYR of Macedonia
Credit: Dreamstime There’s just something about lakes. However, all too often with the big headliners – think Peru’s Lake Titicaca and the Italian Lakes – big crowds muddy the otherwise calm surroundings. There are still some that sneak under the radar, though: while the shimmering ripples of Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid ( pictured) are hardly empty in the hot summer months, its namesake church-speckled town, deep waters (said to be the oldest in Europe) and wild hills can be explored in peace if you pick the right time. It’s also one of Wanderlust co-founder Lyn Hughes’ ‘travel secrets’ and her pick for a tourist-free lakeside view. For more of our top travel secrets, turn to p24.