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Ohrid, Macedonia


Ohrid highlights

historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ohrid is a city in the country with modern name North Macedonia (before it called just Macedonia). Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem of the Balkans". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.


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Last reviewed: 30 January 2021

Ohrid description

In antiquity the city was known under the ancient Greek name of Lychnis and Lychnidos, probably meaning "city of light", literally "a precious stone that emits light". The town became capital of the First Bulgarian Empire in the early medieval period, and was often referred to by Byzantine writers as Achrida.

By 879 AD, the town was no longer called Lychnidos but was referred to as Ohrid, and in modern Greek as Ochrida and Achrida.

The earliest inhabitants of the widest Lake Ohrid region were the Illyrian tribes of Enchele and Dassaretii. According to a tradition the town was founded by the Phoenician king of Thebes, Cadmus who, banished from Thebes, in Boeotia, fled to the Enchele to the north and founded Lychnidos on the shore of Lake Ohrid. Lychnidos was the capital city of the Illyrian Dassaretii.

Bulgaria conquered the city around 840. Ohrid became one of the two major cultural centres of the First Bulgarian Empire. Ohrid was the capital and stronghold of the Bulgarian Empire at the turn of the 11th century, until the Byzantine reconquest of the city in 1018.

Ohrid was a cultural center of great importance for the Balkans. Almost all surviving churches were built by the Byzantines and by the Bulgarians, the rest of them date back to the short time of Serbian rule during the late Middle Ages.

Besides being a holy center of the region, it is also the source of knowledge and pan-Slavic literacy. The restored Monastery at Plaosnik was actually one of the oldest Universities in the western world, dating before the 10th century.

One of major tourist attraction in Ohrid is Samuel's Fortress located in the old town. Today the fortress is a historical monument. According to recent excavations by Macedonian archaeologists, it was contended that the fortress was built on the place of an earlier fortification, dated to the 4th century BC, which was probably built by King Philip II of Macedon.

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tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Thessaloniki, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Jajce, Kotor, Kravica, Mostar, Ohrid, Ostrog, Podgorica, Počitelj, Radimlja, Stobi, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vranduk, Zavala, Šćit

Balkans discovery 14 days tour will open for you 3 countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia. Together with mentioned countries, you will also briefly meet Albania and will able to enjoy great time in beautiful coastal city Thessaloniki in Greece. With this tour we will pass over wonderful hilly Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal venetian towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas of Albania, and visit roman sites of Macedonia. In all 3 countries we will visit most of must-see places. We will walk venetian towns in Montenegro; medieval towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; ancient roman settlement in Macedonia; fortified towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia; medieval fortresses of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro.

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14 days

Price from € 1,832

 



Discover Bosnia Montenegro Albania Macedonia in 15 days panoramic tour. Balkans roadtrip from Dubrovnik to Thessaloniki: UNESCO sites, fortresses, monasteries and old towns.

tour starts in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finishes in: Thessaloniki, Greece

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Durrës, Elbasan, Kotor, Kravica, Krujë, Lezhë, Međugorje, Mostar, Ohrid, Ostrog, Pella, Petrelë, Podgorica, Počitelj, Preza, Radimlja, Skopje, Stobi, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

Balkans discovery 15 days tour will open for you 4 countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. Together with mentioned countries, you will also briefly meet famous Dubrovnik in Croatia and enjoy great time in beautiful coastal city Thessaloniki in Greece. With this tour we will pass over wonderful hilly Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal venetian towns of Montenegro, fortresses and castles of Albania, and old roman sites of Macedonia. In each country we going to discover we will visit most of must-see places. We will walk venetian coastal towns in Montenegro; medieval towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia; ancient roman settlements in Macedonia and Greece; fortified towns in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia; medieval fortresses and castles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania; UNESCO sites in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro.

off-season only tour

15 days

Price from € 1,919

 



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tour starts in: Zagreb, Croatia

tour finishes in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 23 days (22 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro

tour destinations: Aigai, Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Dodoni, Dubovac, Durrës, Elbasan, Ioannina, Klis, Kotor, Kravica, Krujë, Lezhë, Meteora, Metsovo, Mostar, Nehaj, Ohrid, Ostrog, Pella, Podgorica, Počitelj, Preza, Radimlja, Split, Stobi, Thessaloniki, Trebinje, Trogir, Tvrdoš, Zadar, Zavala, Šibenik

This Balkans discovery tour will open for you 6 famous countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, and Greece. Each country have a rich history and many attractions. With this tour we will pass over Adriatic coast and Dalmatian Riviera of Croatia, wonderful hilly nature of Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal venetian towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas of Albania, visit roman sites of Macedonia, and finally come to gem of this tour, beautiful Greece. We will walk in medieval and venetian towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; ancient roman settlement in Albania, Macedonia, and Greece; fortified towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Greece; medieval fortresses in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.

off-season only tour

23 days

Price from € 3,452

 



Explore Croatia Bosnia Montenegro Albania Macedonia Greece by cultural tour 26 days. Balkans roadtrip from Zagreb to Athens via UNESCO sites, medieval towns, fortresses, monasteries.

tour starts in: Zagreb, Croatia

tour finishes in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 26 days (25 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro

tour destinations: Aigai, Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Delphi, Dion, Dubovac, Durrës, Elbasan, Hosios Loukas, Kotor, Kravica, Krujë, Lezhë, Litochoro, Livadeia, Meteora, Mostar, Nehaj, Ohrid, Omiš, Ostrog, Podgorica, Počitelj, Preza, Radimlja, Skopje, Split, Stobi, Thermopylae, Thessaloniki, Trebinje, Trogir, Tvrdoš, Zadar, Zavala, Šibenik

With this extended 26 days Balkans cultural tour you will explore 6 countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. We will pass by Adriatic coast and Dalmatian Riviera of Croatia, wonderful hilly nature of Bosnia-Herzegovina, coastal medieval towns of Montenegro, unexpected panoramas and castles of Albania, meet truly roman sites of Macedonia and rich historic places of Greece. We will visit medieval and venetian towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; will see famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Greece; ancient roman theaters in Macedonia and Greece; fortified towns in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro; archaeological places in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Greece; medieval fortresses of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro; UNESCO sites in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

off-season only tour

26 days

Price from € 3,996

 




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