Ohrid town and lake tour from Skopje
Minimum age: 3
- Learn why Ohrid is known as “Macedonian Jerusalem”
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ohrid lake
- Visit the remains of the 1st Slavic university in the Balkans
- Discover the Church of St. Clement and the Church of St. Sofia
- Explore St. Naum Monastery Complex from the 9th century
All about the trip
The tour starts at 8:30 with a long-distance transfer from Skopje. In less than a 3-hour drive and one coffee stop, you will arrive in Ohrid where you will take a walking tour with our professional guide in Ohrid Old Town. Because of the religious importance and its numerous churches and monasteries, Ohrid is also famous under the name “Macedonian Jerusalem”. According to the historical facts, there used to be 365 churches – a church for each day! In the 12th century, the city was also the seat of Archbishop of Ohrid. Since 1979 the city and the lake of Ohrid are under the protection of UNESCO.
Don't miss the opportunity to take a nice panoramic picture from Ohrid fortress and to visit the remains of the first Slavic university in the Balkans, founded in the holy area of Plaoshnik. You will go inside the recently rebuilt Church of St. Clement and pass by the unique church of St. John – Kaneo. Finally, you will visit the cathedral church from the 10th century, St. Sofia.
Enjoy a free lunchtime at some of the many traditional restaurants by Ohrid lake.
In the afternoon, drive along the lake coast to visit another pearl located on the south part of the lake - St. Naum Monastery Complex, with its unique church, originally built by St. Naum in the 9th century.
You will have free time for a visit to the monastery or to have an unforgettable 40 minutes boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river (entrance fee and boat fee apply – to be paid on the spot)
Later on, get transferred back to Skopje and arrive in Skopje early in the evening.What Wikipedia says about Ohrid
What is included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Skopje
- Transportation according to the itinerary by car, minivan, or van
- Experienced English-speaking local tour guide (for parties of 2-3 pax the guide is also a driver)
- Visits inside as per itinerary including admission fees where applicable
- 1 bottle of water per person and WiFi on board - complementary
What is not included in the price
- Optional boat ride on St Naum - 5 € (if required, to be paid on the spot)
- Food and beverages other than 1 water bottle
This activity is organised by Visit Macedonia Incoming Tour, 3b Angel Dinev str. 2, Skopje, 1000, Macedonia, + 389 2 3098 314, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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