Ohrid is a small city of 42000 inhabitants, located in southwestern Macedonia on lake Ohrid, not far from the border to Albania.
It is a major tourist centre in Macedonia, due to its idyllic location on lake Ohrid and its picturesque medieval core and several beautiful historic churches. By car it's three hours (170 km) from Skopje and two and a half hours (130 km) from Tirana. Ohrid has a long history dating back to ancient times. It as a major centre of worship with many churches being built during the Byzantine and Bulgarian periods.
Lake Ohrid is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes and has a surface of 388 km². With more than 200 endemic species it is probably the most biodiverse lake on earth. Lake Ohrid was created five million years ago and has an average depth of 155m. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.
How to get to Ohrid
Ohrid has an international airport with flights to a number of European cities. It can also be reached by long distance bus or by car.
Being a major tourist centre, Ohrid has plenty of hotels, pensions and other accomodation, easily bookable via online portals.