Ohrid Shopping Walk, Ohrid (Self Guided)

The following tour will take you through the most famous spots for souvenir and jewelry shopping in Ohrid. Among the most commonly bought gifts in Ohrid are filigree and pearl jewelry, woodcarvings and coppersmiths’ products. An interesting fact about most shops in Ohrid is that they are family owned and have been in business for decades.
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Ohrid Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: Ohrid Shopping Walk
Guide Location: Macedonia » Ohrid (See other walking tours in Ohrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Author: gene
Antica Pearl Shop

1) Antica Pearl Shop

The Antica Pearl Shop is a small jewelry shop in the old part of Ohrid which is famous for its pearl jewelry. It is a business owned by the Filev family since a few generations and is located on Costa Abras Street right by the famous Robevi House, which is the busiest tourist street in Ohrid.
Talevi Pearl Shop

2) Talevi Pearl Shop

The Talevi Pearl Shop is a family-owned business since the beginning of the twentieth century. It famous for its original, natural pearl jewelry, the making of which is a secret carried over from father to son. Visitors can choose from a variety of handmade jewelry such as necklaces, rings, broaches and many more.

3) Dzeki

This shop specializes in gifts. A wide variety of sterling silver jewelry, watches and other related merchandise can be found here. This shop has been successfully run by the Sulejman family for over thirty years. The location is great as well, being in the heart of the shopping district – St. Kliment Street.
Tigrovo Oko Jewelry Shop

4) Tigrovo Oko Jewelry Shop

The Tigrovo Oko is a jewelry shop in Ohrid, very renowned thanks to the more than reasonable, original, high-quality silver filigree pieces combined with semi-precious stones. The gems are made locally, however the owner imports gems from all over the world as well. Ohrid pearls are also sold in this store.
Old Bazaar

5) Old Bazaar (must see)

Since Ohrid was a big religious and cultural centre, it was never an important trade center, which is explained by the size of its bazaar. It is a simple bazaar consisting of just one street. It starts with the food market (in the past it was an animal market). After the market, the bazaar begins with a small square. In the square there is a 1000 year old tree and a nice fountain. Above the square stands the clock tower of Ohrid. As you walk down the bazaar on your left, there are couple of stone stores, which are the only original stores in the bazaar. In the past, the bazaar was covered with grape vines, protecting shoppers from the sun and the rain. Very few crafts are preserved.

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Walking Tours in Ohrid, Macedonia

Create Your Own Walk in Ohrid

Create Your Own Walk in Ohrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ohrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

A resort town of Ohrid, sitting on the shore of the eponymous Lake Ohrid in southwestern Macedonia, is a compact old settlement and a World Heritage Site renowned for its medieval churches, monasteries and open-air ruins. The massive walls of the ancient Samoil’s Fortress, crowning the hill over the town, is one of the top local attractions. To see the rest of them, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Museums and Art Galleries Walk

Museums and Art Galleries Walk

Ohrid is a town that is proud to share its heritage with visitors. Due to the small size of the town, there are only a few museums in Ohrid. Take the following tour through the historic and art exhibitions that offer a fascinating glimpse into the local culture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Ohrid's Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Ohrid's Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

There is a legend supported by observations by Ottoman traveller Evlia Celebia, from the 15th century, that there were 365 chapels within the town of Ohrid's boundaries, one for every day of the year. Today this number is significantly smaller. However during Medieval times, Ohrid was called Slavic Jerusalem

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Ohrid Daily Life Tour

Ohrid Daily Life Tour

The town of Ohrid is a quiet and cozy place, rich in interesting sites and a hospitable atmosphere. By taking the following tour, you will get to observe the town’s beautiful architecture and monuments and get a feel for the life of the locals.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Ohrid for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Ohrid has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Ohrid, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.