Ohrid, a town with a history dating back to 4500 B.C., lies on one of the oldest lakes in the world and claims to be one of the longest inhabited places in the world after Damascus. In the city and around the lake there were exactly 365 churches, monasteries and holy places, one for each day, so Ohrid also claims to be the Slavic Jerusalem. Both the lake and the city are on the UNESCO world heritage list. Ohrid is one of only 28 places that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage and are both cultural and natural monuments.
Ohrid, a town with a history dating back to 4500 B.C., lies on one of the oldest lakes in the world and claims to be one of the longest inhabited places in the world after Damascus. In the city and around the lake there were exactly 365 churches, monasteries and holy places, one for each day, so Ohrid also claims to be the Slavic Jerusalem.
At the end of the IX century, Ohrid became the center of Christianity. Due to the large number of buildings with a unique architecture, Ohrid allows every art and history lover to admire the most important representatives of the cultural streams of the Byzantine art of the Middle Ages and the Art of Antiquity.
5. The Amphitheatre - Ancient sports arena, built by the Romans during the golden years of the Empire, in the second century BC, is located on the eastern side of the ancient city of Ohrid, just below the fortress of the Samuil.
6. About 15 km south of Ohrid you will find The Bay of Bones, where you can go back in time. Presumably from the year 1200 BC people lived here in a village near the water.
7. The church of Sveti Jovan Kaneo is perhaps the most beautiful monument of Ohrid. This church is built on a rock overlooking the lake of Ohrid. You can only reach the church on foot or by boat.
8. Visit the traditional Biljana springs (Biljanini Izvori) and feel the beautiful nature just 1 km from the city centre.
1. The church of St. Sophia - known as the Ohrid Cathedral, was built in the first half of the XI century, or more precisely between 1035 and 1056.Many classical music concerts are given here because of its special acoustics.
2. The church of St. Clement and Panteleimon.
Actually replica of an old church built on the same site, founded by St. Clement of Ohrid in 863, where he was buried in the year 916. The monastery of St. Panteleimon was in a sense the first Slavic University.
3. The church and monastery of St. Naum - located on the coast of Ohrid Lake, about 30 kilometers south of Ohrid, built by Bishop Naum at the end of the IX and early X century. It is very nice to visit the Slavic Orthodox temple by boat during a two hour journey on a perfectly clean Ohrid lake.
4. Samuil's Fort - located at the top of the Ohrid, the best preserved medieval fortress in Macedonia. If you stand at the top of the fortress walls and look at Ohrid, you can feel how history flows through your veins.
Robevi Family House (museum)
Adres Car Samoil 62. Tel. +389 46 26 24 93
Open 10:00 - 14: 00, 18:00 - 21:00 uur
This fascinating museum on three floors offers many beautiful examples of ancient sculptures and other stone artefacts collected during archaeological expeditions in the region in the last century. For example, a carved "torso of the goddess Isis" from the 2nd century BC, an ancient golden mask, etc.. On top of the floor there is an exhibition room with objects made by the Ohrid Wood Carving School, creations of famous artists from Ohrid and the country.