Is Lake Ohrid Worth Visiting?

Is Lake Ohrid Worth Visiting?, Ohrid, Macedonia (B)

Macedonia is a tiny country in the middle of the Balkans. It isn't featured in any articles about tourism and no one knows anything about it. Similarly to its neighbors (Kosovo, Albania), it's left out by holiday makers heading on to Greece. I, however, love to go against the grain and visit those places that are hidden are almost always skipped by ordinary tourists. So, I chose Macedonia! Although I came from the north (all the way from Slovenia), the first place I stayed in Macedonia was the southern town of Ohrid near Albania and Greece. The Balkans are so diverse that every town and every region has its own unique flavor and distinctive architecture. After virtually spotless Slovenia, Macedonia seemed a bit chaotic and messy. But Lake Ohrid enchanted me so much I didn't want to leave.

It's very easy and cheap to get to Ohrid from all major Macedonian cities. It's also not a problem to get to those cities from Greece/Kosovo/Serbia or Albania. During the high season, there are many buses (hourly) from Skopje, Bitola or Struga. It takes around 4 hours by bus to reach Ohrid from Skopje and it costs around 500 MKD (8.50 EUR/9.60 USD). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Is Lake Ohrid Worth Visiting?
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Harbor
  • St. Sophia Church
  • St. John Kaneo Church
  • Plaoshnik
  • Greek Amphitheater
  • St. Bogorodica Perivlepta Church
  • Ohrid Fortifications
  • Main Square