Among Ohrid's treasures is its UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE. The old two-story houses are tall, with eaves, rectangular wooden windows and massive nailed doors. Many are near the old town section near St. Sofia's church. One being, the House of the Kanevce Family. It has a tiny ground floor and two stories slightly bigger (pic # 1). It really looks like a little doll house. The ground floor is made of stone and the other two floors are a wooden construction. This unique style was developed because of the narrow cobble streets.
Another wonderful structure is the House of the Robev Family.
I did not know should I laugh or should I cry when I saw the house on the picture and the sign on it. When you look on the condition of the house together it the sign that is for sale you get a fine example for anti-advertising...
Well, I guess if the price is good then it worths to invest in it. I saw a couple of abandoned houses like this one around Ohrid and I guess most of them were for sale. Most of those houses had a great view to the Ohrid lake, so it might be a good idea to buy them if not for restoring them, at least for the plot of land that you can use for building a new house.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to ask around if the prices are reasonable.
This is Church Sveta Sofija on the way to the bus station the last day in Makedonia at 7.30am
From this place there is a steps up that head to the hostel where i was living in Ohrid.. its just 15 minutes on foot .. i didnt enter in the church i rather see it from outside and i could say that it was really pretty, built in XI century originally as a cathedral
This is Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, where I spent a wonderful weekend !
I think you might find some information about this lake interesting:
Lake Ohrid is the oldest lake in Europe and one of the oldest lakes in the world. Formed tectonically between 4 and 10 million years ago, the lake is situated in karstic, or limestone bedrock.
Lake Ohrid is located in the southwest part of the Republic of Macedonia, on the border between Macedonia and the Republic of Albania. Approximately two-thirds of the lake surface area belongs to Macedonia and one-third belongs to Albania.
The water of this lake is characterized by its special colour and reaches a summer temperature of 24'C. Its singular natural conditions have made possible the survival of life forms from the Tertiary Period, owing to which Lake Ohrid has often been called a museum of living fossils.
Because of its unique and precious flora and fauna, found nowhere else in the world, the lake is under the protection of UNESCO.
Every house is a FABLE .
Fondest memory: Besides the Lake , I do miss walking among
small streets and houses in the old city.
You can smell flowers from the small yards or food sometimes :))