Star Dojran Travel Guide

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    Lake Dojran
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  • Lake Dojran
    Lake Dojran
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Star Dojran Things to Do

  • Church of St Ilija

    The Church of St Ilija can be found at the beginning of the town Star Dojran. It was constructed in 1848 (some sources mention 1874) and heavily damaged by bombing during World War I. Dojran was part of the Macedonian front during this war.There is some restauration in progress, and judged from the chairs that were standing in the church in 2012,...

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  • Monastery of St Majka Bozja

    The Monastery and Church of St Marija Magdalena is relatively new, I found a source saying it was constructed in 2001.It is not far from the Church of St Ilija.

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  • Ruins of an Amam

    The date of construction of this Turkish bath is unknown, but is has been working until its destruction during the First World War in 1916.The water for the baths came in tile pipes from a locality 2 km west from Dojran called Dere-Bash. Nowadays there is not much to see of the Amam, it is in ruins and part of it is covered in plastic for...

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  • Clock Tower

    According to folk stories, the clock tower was build in the 14th century, after the city was concurred by the Turks in 1372.The legend goes that the Turkish army came over the frozen lake, which was covered with snow, without knowing that it was a lake. When the army entered the city, its inhabitants and the Turkish bey himself were surprised that...

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  • Dojran Information Center

    This tourist information center is located next through the main road through Star Dojran (Old Dojran).The info center was closed when we got there during its official opening times. The town hall is just behind the info center when you walk into the direction of the beach. So we went to ask for information there and the girl from the info center...

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  • Dojran Beach

    Dorjan Beach is a popular place during the hot summers.The beach was very busy, and not extremely clean when we were there. You can sit on the beach on a mixture of sand, pebbles and grass.The water of the lake may not be as refreshing as you hope for during the hot summer, since the lake is rather shallow and therefore warms up quite quickly.The...

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  • Dojrana Statue: Legend of the lake

    One upon a time, in the town called Polin, there lived a beautiful girl named Dojrana. She used to get jugs with water from the fountain every evening with her friends. The fountain had to be locked after use every time.One evening, she went there with her friends, and the handsome Labin who she fancied was waiting there for her. While they started...

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  • Watch the fishermen at work

    From what I've been told ... there is a very old style of fishing going on here ! Apparently, the local fishermen use birds (cormorants) to drive the fish into fenced in areas around the fishing huts in the water. When we visited, it was the wrong time of year, so I have yet to see it ... but will find out, go see it ....and update this tip ASAP.

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  • Walk along the lake

    There is something special about Lake Dojran. Somehow after walking around on a shore full of shells, and smelling the salty air, I felt like I had been at the beach ! The water in the lake is quite salty ... I don't know if it is good for swimming, since we went in October and it was too cold to even consider it!

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Star Dojran Restaurants

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    yk-tak Restaurant, lake Promenade Star Dojran

    by rowo Updated Dec 9, 2004

    it's located in the Center of Star Dojran directly on the lake promenade. In Summertime you can sit outside, in wintertime only inside. Offers fresh Seafood - i choose a balkan grill plate!

    Favorite Dish: Seafood if you like it or balkan grilled plate!

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Star Dojran Transportation

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    Taxi Valentino

    by Pijlmans Written Sep 2, 2012

    We looked for a taxi to drive us from Old Dojran to New Dojran and we found Taxi Valentino at the bus station in New Dojran.

    Apparently he is the only legal taxi in Dorjan.

    In the end we did not use his service, but we got his card and number.

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