SPARE TIME ACTIVITIESThere are numerous clubs, caf & eacutes and restaurants in the town where one can go out to socialize, eat and drink. The caf & eacutes and the restaurants are generally open seven days a week. Many of them, especially the caf és, open early in the morning between 7am and 9am. Their closing time is usually midnight, while during the weekends and the summer season, they close later, between 1am and 2am past midnight. The clubs are typically open on Friday and Saturday nights, though during the summer season they are open on a daily basis. Their hours of operation are usually 9pm - 3am.
Struga has a long and praised tradition of culinary delights. Over the centuries, many civilizations have enjoyed the produce of its fertile soil. Having avoided negative influences of urbanization, Macedonia remains the agricultural heartland of the Balkans, filled with a wonderful variety of foodstuffs native to both Mediterranean and Central European climates. In fact, few countries as small as Macedonia can offer such variety of products including everything from citrus fruits, grapes and hazelnuts to tobacco, rice and mountain teas.
The public (people's) museum in Struga was established in 1928 with the opening of the department for nature and science and the constant zoological exhibition featuring initially the private fauna collection of Dr. Nikola Nezlobinski.
This was later to become known as the Museum of Natural History. Since 1961 a department for history and archeology was opened within the museum. In 1974 an art gallery in the honour of the painter Vangel Kodzoman carrying his name was established as part of the museum with a permanent exhibition named "Struga in the past" featuring many of his works.
The rich archaeological findings from the region are kept in the Public Museum in Struga. In the archaeological collection there are objects from the prehistoric times, from the ancient times and from the middle century. The most in number are the objects from the Neolith period since the town itself, its vicinity and the lake are rich in settlements from the Neolitic period, which is a proof of the continuity of the town through the centuries. This museum through its activities makes explorations in archeology, history, ethnology, zoology and botanics. The museum constantly collects materials from these fields and preserves them. In addition, the museum organizes thematic exhibitions from all fields including art exhibitions in its gallery for artists from Macedonia and other countries.
In the Natural and Scientific Museum, which was founded in 1928 by the Russian doctor Nikola Nezlobinski and which bears his name, there are lot of samples of birds, fish, insects and other samples of fauna from the regions of Struga, Ohrid and Prespa. There are also many specimens of already extinct species.