Macedonia possesses hydrographic objects such as sources, springs, rivers, lakes, spas. As a result of that there are possibilities for huge number of activities, sports, and leisure activities.
In 1992, on the initiative of the sports magazine "Skok", the Ohrid Swimming Marathon was reestablished. Each year, in the second half of August, the swimming elite throughout the world gathers in Ohrid and, starting from the monastery St. Naum, they swim along the Lakeshore to the town harbour, approximately a 30-km route. Since 1998 the Ohrid Swimming Marathon has entered in the World Swimming Club of the 12 worldwide held marathons under the patronage of FINA-The World Swimming Association.
Scuba diving is very popular into the Lake Ohrid. Lake Ohrid has a dramatic drop-off at its tectonic shelf, which is worth exploring, and there is also a Neolithic stilt village which can be accessed with special permission. In Lake Ohrid, also known as a fresh-water sea, very attractive are the endemic forms of life, such as the Ohrid round sponge living at the depth of 35 meters, the number of underwater pre-historical settlements and the fish in the rocky parts from Gradiste to Trpejca.