Collection of cultural discovery day trips of Ohrid and it's area..

Overview

Enjoy sightseeing in Ohrid, Macedonia UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage site.  

UNESCO tour of Ohrid

UNESCO protected old part of Ohrid 

The road leads from “Dolna porta”, the entrance to the old town, near two small churches - St. Nikola and St.”Bogorodica Bolnicki”. You'll see some of the old and new architecture of Ohrid, of which Robevci house dominates the scenery. Today the house hosts the museum of Ohrid - which keeps the most important archaeological discoveries of Ohrid and its area. 
Next we will visit and enter church St. Sofia - the former cathedral church of Ohrid’s archbishopry. This church from the XII century is impressive for its construction as well as the frescoes - Byzantine style of painting cultivated in the former capital, Constantinople. In this tour the ages are mixed because Ohrid is one of the rare towns with continuous living for more than millenia. What follows is visit of the ancient amphitheatre, built in I century BC, accidentally discovered and revived again today, for holding plays and concerts. Plaoshnik - a place that is spiritual and cultural canter of the city Lyhnidos (Ohrid), complex which consists of  an old Slavic church and university, is also included in our tour. The whole site was rebuilt in 2002 following the example of ancient sanctuary.  Nearby there are also remains of two early Christian basilicas that have impressive mosaics. Tsar Samuel's Fortress, the fortress which dominates the town is visited afterwards. The tour continues to the church St. Jovan Kaneo and Kaneo area, from where one gets the most wonderful view of the entire city, the lake with the whole coastline. Returning to the city centre, walk through Ohrid Bazaar, we will have the opportunity to buy the famous Ohrid pearl. Lunch is arranged at restaurant in the old city. 



St.Naum





Monastery of St.Naum / Gradishte / Kalishta / Radozda

Transfer from Ohrid to St.Naum. En-route visit of the Museum on water located in the Bay of Bones in Gradishte (replica of neolithic fishermen village recently discovered in the coastal waters). Archeaological diving trip is possible in this area (2-3 hours), please inquire for this activity. The trip continues to the St.Naum monastery complex, one of most remarkable amenities of Macedonia, important for it's architecture, artistic and historical legacy. Lunch is served at restaurant located by the lake shore. Guests also have the option to take short boat trip in the springs and explore this unique wonder of nature in the Ohrid area (also spot the endemic Ohrid trout). Tour continues to the west coast of Ohrid, where villages of Kalishta and Radozda are visited.     

Prices



Price (per person):

Please inquire (price depends on group size)

Included:

- Transportation during the tour (applies to St.Naum trip option)

- Guidance
 
- Lunch with traditional Macedonian dishes (3 course meal ; beverages excluded) 

- English speaking host (or other languages per request)

Not included:  

- Transportation to/from point of departure 

- Optional activities (boat trip in Ohrid ; boat trip at the springs of Crn Drim river at St.Naum ; payment on the spot)

- Entrance fees (vary between 5 and 10 euro per person, depending on tour option) 

- Individual expenses

- Travel insurance 

Additional information: 

- Locations: Ohrid and surroundings

- Minimum required: 2 persons

- Best time to go: Year round

- Place of departure: Your hotel/hostel

- Reservations: 2 days before

- Time of departure: Daily, 09:00 am

- Confirmation for this product will be received in the same day the booking is made

- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated

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