Lake Dojran is a touristic pearl in Eastern Macedonia. It is made up of two fisherman's towns; Nov Dojran (settled from the end of World War I to World War II) and Star Dojran, which contains both old ruins and recent construction, especially hotels, resorts and restaurants.
It lies on an altitude of 148 m.a.s.l., with an area of 43 sq. km. Due to its small surface and depth, its water is considerably warm. It is the richest lake in fish within this area.
The Korab, the secret of the unpredictable lake is soon to return on the waters of Dojran. The native fishermans, who used to navigate the lake will build traditional Dojran boats. They will mainly be used not fishing but for tourist rides.
Nikola Gjinev is one of the few Dojran people who used korab for fishing. According to him, korabs are brilliant invention of the ancient people of Dojran.
The plan is brave: all the neglected culture and tradition will be restored by manufacturing the original korabs, building the huts on the water, surrounded by area called mandra. Dojran will become a school for traditional fishing. The oldest masters of traditional fishing will teach the younger generations how they used to earn their daily bread.
The mud of the Dojran Lake is mending. Its specifically beneficial in healing of the muscles and bones.
This is very usual site on Dojran shores. People cover themselves with mud and bake on the sun. They believe in its healing powers.
It's good for healing sinusitis. The algae that is being produced in the lake can take care of any sinusitis inflammation you have. Just rinse the nose thoroughly with lake water and you can drink cold beer and eat frozen ice cream.
Although the area is full of history starting from ancient times, the most famous is the Battle of Dojran, part of the Macedonian front line, during The I-st World War with remnants of trenches, bunkers and war equipment.
According to an old legend, a Macedonian girl named Dojrana was accustomed to fetching water from special springs that had to be sealed following use. Yet at the very moment Dojrana was filling her jugs, she heard that her beloved had come back from the army, and forgot to seal the springs. Dojran lake was, the legend says, the result of her unthinking euphoria.