Why Ohrid is Called the Pearl of Macedonia

Macedonia, Ohrid Guide (B): Why Ohrid is Called the Pearl of Macedonia

That said, my first morning in Ohrid began on a warm and sunny note, fortunately, for when we arrived the earlier evening, it was cold and grey with predictions of rain – but one of the many saints of Ohrid was rooting for me – and it so happened that from the time I woke up over the Lake at Inex Gorica at 5.30 am, the weather steadily improved and before long Ohrid was transformed into a shimmering sheet of blue.

Soon enough, we set out to explore this beautiful lake town, that I heard had the best churches, pearls and mouthwatering Ohrid trout (more about this in a separate post).

From the word go, I was smitten. I must have spent a considerable time photographing every swan on the lake, peering into every cafe and running through every street-side shops that sold jewelry before finally making peace with myself and settling down to exploring the town on foot. It was blessing to have Maja and Martin by my side!

First things first – we walked along the lake to the most famous and picturesque church perched on the lake edge – The Church of St John, passing of course little churches tucked away between rocks and under trees and drinking coffee en route – the day was warm, the lake was blue and that only meant beautiful pictures and absolute peace. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Why Ohrid is Called the Pearl of Macedonia
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Church of St. John at Kaneo   Church of St. Sofia   Samuel’s Fortress   ancient theatre of Ohrid   St Naum Monastery   Restaurant Ostrovo  
Author: Anjaly Thomas
Read it on author's website: http://travelwithanjaly.com/ohrid/