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 kmĀ². 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.
Accommodation
Being a major tourist centre, Ohrid has plenty of hotels, pensions and other Accommodation, easily bookable via online portals.
01 Pedestrian area 02 City square of Ohrid
03 Ohrid lake 04 Catcher of a cross statue 05 Motorbikes
06 Ohrid waterfront
07 Ohrid lake
08 Lake Ohrid
09 Harbour 10 Church of St Sophia
11 Church of St Sophia 12 Church of St Sophia 13 Church of St Sophia
14 Ilindenska street 15 Ilindenska street 16 Ancient theatre 17 Holy Mary Perybleptos church
18 Ohrid 19 Path to Ohrid fortress
20 Ohrid
21 Ohrid 22 Macedonian flag 23 Samuel fortress wall
24 Ohrid 25 Samuel fortress tower 26 Holy Mary Perybleptos church
27 Ohrid lake 28 Byzantine church of St Panteleimon 29 Church of St Clement and Panteleimon
30 Byzantine church of St Panteleimon 31 Holy Mary Perybleptos church 32 Church of St Clement and Panteleimon 33 Mosaic on St Panteleimon church
34 Ohrid lake 35 Church of St Clement and Panteleimon
36 Church of St John at Kaneo 37 Church of St John at Kaneo 38 Church of St John at Kaneo
39 Ohrid lake 40 Girls in traditional costumes 41 City walls 42 Ilindenska street
43 Ancient theatre 44 Ancient theatre 45 Ancient theatre
46 Samuel fortress 47 Road to fortress
48 Samuel fortress 49 Pink flowers 50 Samuel fortress 51 Samuel fortress 52 Samuel fortress main gate
53 Samuel fortress interior
54 Samuel fortress interior 55 Fortress and lake
56 Lake Ohrid and mountains 57 Fortress and lake 58 Samuel fortress 59 Samuel fortress
60 Ohrid 61 Ohrid
62 View of Ohrid from fortress 63 Fortress and lake 64 Byzantine church of St Panteleimon
65 Byzantine church of St Panteleimon 66 Fortress and lake
67 Ohrid lake
68 Ohrid lake and fortress 69 Rampart
70 Fortress and lake 71 Samuel fortress rampart 72 Beach
73 Krushev square 74 Mosque
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