Ohrid Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Ohrid

  • 1. outside ohrid

    The only active volcano in on the Balkans can be found about 7 km from Ohrid, in the village Kosel along the road from Ohrid to Resen and Bitola. There is a sign along the road that points to the...

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  • 2. st. naum

    Some 30km south of Ohrid on the lake is the beautiful, if small, monastery of St. Naum. The monastery was built in 900AD by its namesake, St. Naum, who came to Ohrid after being expelled for his...

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  • 3. boat trips

    Crkvata Sveta Bogorodica Zaumska – the Church of the Holy Mother of God at Zaum is the beautiful, richly decorated edifice. It is located approximately 20 km from the city of Ohrid, at the stunning...

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  • 4. plaoshnik

    The website provides an interesting article on the large mosaic that was discovered on the site. There are two main locations where you can see the mosaics currently. Under the wooden roofed walkway...

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  • 5. Hike from Livada Pass to Lako Signoj Summit

    This is a hike to a summit in in the south of Galicica National Park. It is a climb of about 400 meters uphill, 1.5 hours to the top, and back via the same...

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  • 6. Keep On Walking!

    One of my little rules in life is that I never have a beer until I've done something either constructive, productive or energetic and taking the camera for a...

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  • 7. Hike from Ohrid to Velgosti via Ramne

    NOTE: Due to fire hazard it may be mandatory to get a permit from the Galicica National Park Office to enter Galicica National Park in the summer. Allegedly...

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  • 8. Early Christian Basilica

    Next to the reconstructed church Plaoshnik below the Czar Samuel Fortress. Approximately 2000 years old, the cite is being worked by archeologists. It is only...

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  • 9. Ohrid, Macedonia as base for visits in Balkans

    I visited a friend in Pristina when I used to live in Ohrid, Macedonia in 1999-2000. Ohrid is a beautiful town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for both nature...

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  • 10. Sveti Cetirieset Sevastiski macenici (I&V)

    It seemed to us that nothing within the Ohrid medieval city walls can be off the beaten path. It is rather small, walkable area, and wandering all over it is...

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  • 11. Walk around the town wall of Ohrid

    Ohrid used to be completely surrounded by city walls, up until the Ottomans arrived in 1395. One could only enter Ohrid through two gates, the Upper Gate and...

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  • 12. Grave of St Naum

    The grave of St Naum is located in the church of St Naum. The custom is to kneel down in front of the grave, kiss it and put your ear on top of it and listen....

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  • 13. Boat trip to St Naum (3)

    You can take a boat trip to St Naum monastery and resort. The boats leave every day at 9:45 morning time from the Ohrid port. There are three boats, each...

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  • 14. Boat trip to St Naum (2)

    You can take a boat trip to St Naum monastery and resort. The boats leave every day at 9:45 morning time from the Ohrid port. There are three boats, each...

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  • 15. You should know... first university

    The Ohrid Literary School was one of the two major medieval Bulgarian cultural centres, along with the Preslav Literary School (Pliska Literary School).Out of...

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  • 16. Mosques and Islam

    Everywhere that footprints.St. Sophia church in Ohrid served as the cathedral church of the Ohrid Archbishopric until it was converted into a mosque during the...

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  • 17. 3-4 day trip Ohrid-Prilep-Krusevo-Ohrid

    We did a very nice 3-day trip, starting from Ohrid, two days in Prilep, a stay in the monestery of St Spas in Trstenik close to Krusevo, and a visit to...

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  • 18. Sv. Dimitry

    Visit this small church located just to the right of the entrance to the compound containing the Church of Sv. Bogorodica Perivlepta. This church seems largely...

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  • 19. Sv. Bogorodica Celnica

    Unfortunately, this lovely church was closed by the time I happened to wander by but it is still nice to view from the outside and it is tucked away on one of...

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  • 20. Clock Tower

    If you go to Sv Bogorodica Klamenska church above the square, continue uphill to the clock tower. I have no idea when this was built, or much about it at all,...

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  • 21. Another Statue of Sv Kliment

    Everyone sees the statue of Sv. Kliment Ohridski located on the main square, but it seems that a second statue to this great man is seldom visited. While most...

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  • 22. Protecting the old plane tree ...

    At the point where the carsija becomes the bit pazaar there has always been this old, split plane tree. Now they have protected it from collapse with this...

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  • 23. For all those scientists out there!

    The first scientific instution in the city of Ohrid was established in 1935. That was the Hydrobiliogical Institute, devoted to the research of the quality and...

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  • 24. The lake

    IMHO the lake is most beautiful early in the evening when the sun slowly comes down. The beaches are empty, people are inside or preparing for evening stroll.

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  • 25. St Naum Beach

    This beach is located out of Ohrid, in St Naum resort, just near the Monastery. You can reach it by the boath from Ohrid or by the car.

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