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Ohrid to Meteora

Hi, What ist the best way from Ohrid to Meteora Greece?
I prefer bus don want to rent a car
thanks
fredi 1966

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Where to visit on the way to Ohrid

Hey guys
we are making our way back across Bulgaria and want to head into Macedonia from either Blagoevgrad or Melnik. Our aim is for Bitola and Ohrid but as the bus connections dont seem great does anyone recommend anywhere else to visit - eg Prilep, Veles or Strumica?
thanks

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Plovdiv (Bul) to Bitola and Ohrid

Hi guys

we are on the black sea coast and planning our next legs. We will definitely visit Plovdiv and would like to do Melnik, we may also try and do some mountain area such as near Bankso. We are travelling by public transport.
Our next major destination is Athens towards the end of October. We have already visited Sofia and Skopje so would definitely like to visit Ohrid and if time Tirana and Berat.
Can we get from Melnik or Bankso to Ohrid without back tracking to Sofia and Skopje?
Is there an…

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From Thessaloniki to Skopje

Hey everyone!
We're in Thessaloniki at the moment, planning to travel to Skopje tomorrow by bus. Did anyone travel that way recently? Any safety issues with the border for tourists?
Would be very happy to get some reviews :)

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Lake Ohrid in October

Hi

I'm thinking of going to Ohrid the first week of October for 3 nights but there are a few things that I'm not sure about and I hope someone here could help

  • Is it going to be cold? Would it be ok to swim?
  • As it is off season, would the restaurants and bars be closed? the boats running?
  • Can someone recommend a hotel with a heated pool?
  • is it worth it to visit at this time of the year?

Thank you

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Lake Matka vs Mavrovo national park?

Hi!

We're coming to Macedonia for a week. We're thinking of spending 2 days in Skopje and then heading over to lake Ohrid and doing some things from there for the rest of the time.

We're tyring to decide what would be best - adding another day to Skopje and using it to go to Lake Matka (possibly spending a night there) or trying to go to Mavrovo national park for a few days for some hiking.

Does anyone who has been to either of these have any suggestions/thoughts? Or is there somewhere else…

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Travel from Macedonia to Sofia

Hi there,

Is anyone know the bus schedule from Ohrid to Sofia? I checked the online https://www.balkanviator.com, and it only has overnight bus to reach sofia, not sure if the information is correct.

Also, is it worth to visit Skopje? Or I can just focus on Ohrid if I don't have sufficient time?

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Recent Flood

Hello there

Unfortunately, there was a devastating flood in Skopje, Macedonia last Sunday. It is very sad and I don't know if I can be of any help while I'm there
but I was planning to travel to Ohrid for a few days - my travel dates are 27th August to 31st August.
Does anyone know if the buses will be running to Ohrid from Skopje?

Many thanks in advance!
Dina

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Law and order

Has the law and order situation in Macedonia in any way been affected by the influx of refugees?

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Good Skara/mixed grill restaurant in Ohrid

Hi all in Ohrid at the moment and i am after a good place for some of the delicious mixed grill meats that are prevalent throughout the Balkans. I have seen a couple but every time i walk past about 2 of 20 tables are taken up and it always make me iffy.

I have looked on trip advisor but having a hard time distinguishing which of the restaurants serve this type of food, if at all.

Any recommendations? Nothing too fancy or expensive if that's possible!

Thanks!