Ohrid Local Customs

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    Chapel in St. Kliment Square
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  • 1. Local fishermen boats

    Along the promenade, you will see many little motor boats and water taxis. They will offer to take you to the beaches or a relaxing ride to Saint Jovan at Kaneo, where you will have the opportunity to...

  • 2. Festivals

    Every year, from the middle of July until the middle of August, the Ohrid Summer Festival is held. There are concerts and plays in old locations, such as the Roman Amphitheater and the Church of St...

  • 3. Lake Ohrid Flora And Fauna

    Lake Ohrid is one of Europe's oldest and deepest lakes (with a maximum depth of 288 metres) and because its inflow is predominantly from mountain springs and...

  • 4. Where To Get Your Postcard Stamps

    Macedonia is one of the cheapest places in Europe from which to post items internationally. A stamp for a standard postcard is (at the time of writing - October...

  • 5. The Rain In The Sunshine

    This is more of an excuse just to use this picture than an actual piece of useful information - but hey, why not?With Ohrid's lakeside location and the...

  • 6. Local Crafts

    Wandering the city I noticed quite a few local craftspeople at work and of course the various pearl sellers (Ohrid pearls are in fact not true pearls as such...

  • 7. Picking Wildflowers At The Theatre

    I had no idea why this guy was picking daisies here at the Ancient Theatre but I took a couple of pics anyway.A quick Google reveals that: "The medicinal...

  • 8. Street Signage

    Whilst most of the tourist attractions are reasonably well signposted the streets themselves (especially in the old city) tend not to be. So if looking for a...

  • 9. A Dutch-friendly City

    Whilst Ohrid is a generally friendly city it is particularly friendly towards the Dutch. This is due to the fact that the Corendon Dutch Airlines (CND) operate...

  • 10. Where To Get Your Cash

    There are plenty of ATM's dotted strategically around the modern city (I didn't notice any in the old part) if you need local currency.The one pictured here is...

  • 11. If You Live On The Lake...

    ...then you might as well learn to row!OK This is just an excuse to use the pic but it does make sense. No point in winding your way through the streets with...


    There are many LITTLE CHAPELS scattered in and around Ohrid. The one I am highlighting and picturing here, is the Chapel in the Square St. Kliment. There are...

  • 13. Ohrid speaks Dutch

    We were quite surprised about the large amount of Dutch tourists in Ohrid. The town is served by charter flights from the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam....

  • 14. Macedonian Beer

    During our time in Macedonia I drank two different local beers.My first Macedonian beer was a Skopsko, which is probably Macedonia's most known beer. It is a...

  • 15. Local currency: Macedonian denar

    Macedonia is neither a member of the European Union nor do they have the Euro as currency. The official currency is the Macedonian denar (MKD). It is subdivided...

  • 16. Marriage at a church

    When there is a marriage at the Plaosnik Church it's possible to peek inside the church. Beautiful songs and a celebration afterwards are really authentic. Look...

  • 17. Ohridski Biseri | Ohrid Pearls (I&V)

    The famous Ohrid pearls are made with usage of the scales of the endemic Ohrid Lake Plasica fish which makes them the unique in the world. Nowadays, there are...

  • 18. National Workshop for Handmade Paper (I&V)

    Nacionalna rabotilnica za racna izrabotka na hartija "Sveti Kliment Ohridski" – National Workshop for Handmade Paper "Saint Clement of Ohrid" is "one of the...

  • 19. Ohrid Traditional Architecture (I&V)

    The syntagma Ohrid traditional architecture refers to the style of building family houses which was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries due to the fact...

  • 20. MUSICIAN

    MUSICIANFor a group of tourists, this man dressed in a national costume played traditional music on bagpipes. He also allowed to take a photo of him under a...

  • 21. Scratching out the saints' eyes

    OK, when you go into a church in Ohrid (and not only in Ohrid but in other churches in Macedonia) you will most probably notice that some of the fescues are...

  • 22. Orthodox Icons

    As a traditional Christian orthodox creation, the icon has a number of meanings, which focus on man as a central figure presenting him as the image of God. The...

  • 23. The Music

    Traditional folklore music which can be rural or urban includes: Lyric songs, Epic songs, Labour songs, Ritual songs, Humorous songs, Folk dance a.s.oThe music...

  • 24. Dress Appropriately

    When visiting the many churches in the area, and this goes for just about everywhere in the world, please be respectful and dress appropriately. This means...

  • 25. People

    People are extremelly kind and so interested in you ..where are u from, how is life where you live.. and so much .. i saw those kids laughing and playing games...

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