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  • 1. other churches & monasteries

    This Church was built in the first half of the 10th century. It is situated in the upper part of Ohrid, near the Gate. The belongings of St. Clement were transferred to this church from the previous...

  • 2. samuil fortress

    4 out of 5 stars

    When I titled this tip "You really shouldn't miss it" I actually meant it in both senses of the phrase. Physically, you shouldn't miss it as it completely dominates the city sat atop the large mount...

  • 3. old town & architecture

    The old part of Ohrid is a wonderful experience. The whole area, including the lake, is a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO. Just wandering around the old cobbled streets as they wind up and...

  • 4. on the lake...

    Lake Ohrid makes up part of the border between Macedonia and Albania. It is quite deep, 298m at its most, and 164m on average. Almost 31km long and 15km from side to side. It is said to be one of the...

  • 5. st. naum

    On the south-east side of Lake Ohrid, close to the border with Albania, you will find the Monastry of St Naum. It is a really stunning site, on a cliff high above the lake. Clement (840-916) and Naum...

  • 6. st. sophia

    I waited until it was open and then paid the ticket and visited for one hour or so. Pictures inside where forbidden, but since I did not know I just took one, and when I was reprimanded I stopped...

  • 7. st. jovan kaneo

    5 out of 5 stars

    St. Jovan Theologian Kaneo is by no means the largest church we visited in Ohrid but it's exquisite position on a bluff overlooking the lake and it's delightful architectural form make it one of my...

  • 8. plaoshnik

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Heading south from the fortress, towards the lake, you will come to an excavation area. This is where the church of Sv. Pantelejmon once stood. It was built in a trefoil form, probably during the 5th...

  • 9. amphitheater

    Build around 200 BC, just over 2000 years old. In use again during the summer for outdoor concerts and performances. Take a close look at the seats to see if you can read who owned the seat 2000 years...

  • 10. st. climent

    The St Clement´s Monastery Church, finished in 2002, is dedicated to Saints Clement and Pantelejmon. Close to the new church are the ruins of the monastery school that Clement built on the ruins of...

  • 11. cyrill & metod

    The Statue of Saints Cyril and Methodius is dedicated to the two Thessaloniki born brothers. They were missionairies of Christianity and invented the Glagolitic alphabet in the 9th century. The...

  • 12. biljana springs

    The Biljana Izvori (Biljana Springs) are one of the springs that feed Lake Ohrid. Many songs and legends are written about these springs. The water is very clean and drinkable, you will see many...

  • 13. frescoes & icons

    It is said that Macedonia has 992 churches with 150.000 sqm of frescoes and 23.000 icons. This Icon Gallery has about 30 icons on display, ranging from the 11th c. (1045) to the 19th century. I give...


    This stately building on top of the hill can be seen from many places in Ohrid. It is located to the right of Tsar Samoil's fortress and next to the church of Sveti Bogorodica Perivleptos. In the...

  • 15. Excavation

    In 2014 I noticed an excavation site that I had not seen before.Roughly, it is located along Ilindenska between the Church of St Sofia and the Roman...

  • 16. Grave of Grigor Prlicev

    Grigor Prlicev (Ohrid 1830-Ohrid 1893) was a teacher, writer and translator.He is famous for his poem "The Sirdar" (military leader). With this poem he won the...

  • 17. Ruins of an Early Christian Basilica

    The ruins of an old basilica from the 5th or 6th century can be found in the hills above the Biljana Springs.To get there, go up the very long stairs next to...

  • 18. Statue of St Clement on top of the hill

    Clement (840-916) and Naum (835-910) were native Macedonians. Both had been disciples of the brothers Kiril and Metodi, teachers of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic...

  • 19. Look down at the Upper and Lower Gates

    At the foot of the Lower Gate, there is a grate in the road. This grate is not for the sewer system, but to display the original pavement, big stones that once...

  • 20. Lower Gate

    As obvious as the Upper Gate on top of the hill of Ohrid is, so obscure is the Lower Gate closer to the lake. I did not actively notice it for four years!In...

  • 21. Ali Pasha Mosque

    Close to the 900-year old Plane Tree Cinar and the fountain on Krusevska Republika Square, you can see Ali Pasha's Mosque. On the other site of the square you...

  • 22. Zyenel Abedin - Pasha Mosque

    This mosque is on the Krusevska Republika Square, close to the 900-years old plane tree Cinar and the fountain.The mosque was built in the first half of 17th...

  • 23. National Museum of Ohrid

    The National Museum of Ohrid was first established in 1516 in St Clement's Church of Bogorodica Perivleptos, as a museum to the Archbishopric of Ohrid, making...

  • 24. Upper Gate, Ohrid

    Like the name implies, the Upper Gate can be found on the higher part of Ohrid, in the town wall. It has big, heavy doors.Ohrid used to be completely surrounded...

  • 25. The National Museum.

    The archeological department of the National Museum is located in the Robev family house. The Robevs were a trading family that grew rich in the 19 century....

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