Attractions

Top Choice Monastery in Lake Ohrid

Sveti Naum Monastery

Sveti Naum, 29km south of Ohrid, is an imposing sight on a bluff near the Albanian border and a popular day trip from Ohrid. Naum was a contemporary of St Kliment, and their monastery an educational centre. The icon…
Top Choice Beach in Ohrid

Ohrid Boardwalk & City Beach

Skimming the surface of the water along Ohrid's shore, snaking towards Kaneo fishing village and the town's most famous church, this over-water boardwalk propels people towards a gorgeous outcrop of rocky beaches an…
Top Choice Church in Ohrid

Church of Sveti Jovan at Kaneo

This stunning 13th-century church is set on a cliff over the lake, about a 15-minute walk west of Ohrid's port area, and is possibly Macedonia's most photographed structure. Peer down into the azure waters and you'l…
Church in Ohrid

Plaošnik

Saluting the lake from Ohrid's hilltop, Plaošnik is home to the multidomed medieval Church of Sveti Kliment i Pantelejmon, the foundations of a 5th-century basilica and a garden of intricate Early Christian flora-an…
Church in Ohrid

Sveta Bogorodica Bolnička & Sveti Nikola Bolnički

Bolnica means 'hospital' in Macedonian; during plagues visitors faced 40-day quarantines inside the walled confines of these petite churches that are thought to date to the 14th century. Sandwiched between Car Samoi…
Village in Lake Ohrid

Vevčani

Keeping one sleepy eye on Lake Ohrid from its mountain perch, Vevčani dates to the 9th century and is a quiet rural settlement beloved by locals for its traditional restaurants and natural springs. The old brick str…
Museum in Lake Ohrid

Museum on Water – Bay of Bones

In prehistoric times Lake Ohrid was home to a settlement of pile dwellers who lived literally on top of the water, on a platform supported by up to 10,000 wooden piles anchored to the lake bed. The remains of the se…
Church in Ohrid

Church of Sveta Bogorodica Perivlepta

Just inside the Gorna Porta (Upper Gate), this 13th-century Byzantine church whose name translates as 'Our Lady the Most Glorious' has vivid biblical frescoes painted by masters Michael and Eutychius, and superb lak…
Museum in Ohrid

National Museum

Ohrid's National Museum is housed over three floors of this remarkably well-preserved Old Town house, which dates to 1863 and was once owned by the Robev family of merchants. The creaking timbered building has just …
Spring in Lake Ohrid

Vevčani Springs

The small mountain village of Vevčani, 14km north of Struga on Lake Ohrid, is celebrated for these natural springs, which writhe and wriggle through the leafy forests at the top of the village. The area includes a n…