9 Things to Do in Ohrid, the Jewel of Macedonia

9 Things to Do in Ohrid, the Jewel of Macedonia, Ohrid, Macedonia (B)

When it comes to tourist hotspots in the Republic of Macedonia, it’s hard to go past the majestic Lake Ohrid. This vast lake lies in the southwestern corner of the country on the border with Albania. As a landlocked country, Lake Ohrid is the closest Macedonia comes to having a seaside. It’s for this reason that Ohrid has become popular as a summer resort destination, favoured by local Macedonians and other regional/European holidaymakers. I ended up spending 6 days in Ohrid and thoroughly enjoyed its relaxing atmosphere and natural beauty.

On the shores of Lake Ohrid, the main settlement is the small city also named Ohrid. Aside from providing tourists with somewhere to stay by the water, Ohrid happens to be a fascinating destination in its own right. The city has some fascinating historic pedigree earning it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1980. Additionally, for those looking to see more of the region, Ohrid makes a great base for day trips to other lakeside spots. So, here are 9 activities and places to go to make the most of your time in the “Jewel of Macedonia“. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Things to Do in Ohrid, the Jewel of Macedonia
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/ohrid/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chinar Tree
  • Upper Gate
  • Ancient Theatre
  • Samuel’s Fortress
  • Holy Mary Perivlepta Church
  • Church of St Sophia
  • Church of St John the Theologian
  • Villa Milka
  • Restaurant Belvedere
  • Restaurant Kaj Kanevche
  • Kaneo Beach Bar
  • Monastery of St Naum
  • Port
  • Struga