Ohrid in 2 Days

Macedonia, Ohrid Guide (B): Ohrid in 2 Days

Ohrid is known for its clear blue lake and for having 365 churches – one for each day of the year. But I’ve gotten to know it as a place where you can take a truly relaxing vacation. Macedonia’s lake-side city is a popular summer haven for people looking to spend some time in the sun. But even on a chilly week in March, it’s a great place to kick back, relax, and enjoy some amazing meals with a view.

Two days is the perfect amount of time to spend exploring the land and water activities Lake Ohrid has to offer. Though if you were maybe looking for a sweet place to just hang out without doing too much, this would also be a perfect place to lounge for a week.

Start your walking tour of the city at the Upper Gate, which marks the beginning of Ohrid’s Old Town. If you were driven or took a cab into the city, you likely drove through this gate. From here, you can climb up to Samuel’s Fortress. You’ll notice that the inside of the fortress is in fairly bad shape. There are some remains of a round tower and other structures, but the fortress is practically barren. However, you can walk along the walls, which are still standing and provide sweeping views of Ohrid and the lake beneath you. The cost is 60 denar, which is a little over $1, so it’s a small price to pay for the overlook. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Ohrid in 2 Days
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Upper Gate   Samuel’s Fortress   Plaosnik   St. Clement’s Church   Church of St. John at Kaneo   Church of St. Sophia   Via Sacra   Ancient Theatre   Aleksandrija Restaurant   Bay of Bones   Monastery of St. Naum   Old Bazaar   Della Rosa   Voena Plazha   Labino Beach   Golden Beach   Potpesh Beach   Kaneo Beach   Cuba Libre  
Author: Ana Montano
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