The village wider area has been inhabited ever since the Bronze Age – we have the reconstructed pile-dwelling settlement Bay of Bones with its “Museum on Water”. It is assumed that the village was once located in the Gorno Selo area on the north-eastern side. There is a place of finding called Staro Selo where remains of Middle Age buildings and everyday objects were found. Gradishte (or Holy Mother of God) hill is located 2 kilometres southern of Peshtani. Rock remains of a fortress can be found there. In the 19th century, Peshtani village was part of the Ottoman Empire. Today, people here don’t engage in specific agricultural activities; the village became a tourist and fishing settlement. Up until World War II, local people mainly were occupied with fishing, timber sale in Ohrid, and goat farming. However, changes occured after the war. Tourism became more and more essential, while other activities became less and less important. Hotel “Desaret” as well as two camping sites were built. With the industrialisation of Ohrid, many people got employed there too. Peshtani residents today focus on developing tourism and other related industries. Service industries are well developed: trade, gastronomy, and traffic. New private accomodations, as well as private hotels, are being built.