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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 Seafood in Ohrid

Letna Bavča Kaneo

There are three terrace restaurants dipping their toes in the water at Kaneo and this one is marginally considered the best. A fry-up of plasnica (a diminutive fish commonly eaten fried in the Balkans; 190MKD), plus…
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…
Top Choice Bar in Ohrid

Jazz Inn

This unassuming little jazz-themed bar sways to a different rhythm to the strip of bars down on Ohrid's lakefront, with an alternative vibe, a different soundtrack and grungier clientele. Tucked down a cobbled backs…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Ohrid

Ohrid Summer Festival

This is Ohrid's most celebrated festival and one of the biggest cultural events in Macedonia. It hits town in late July, and features classical and opera concerts, theatre and dance staged at venues all over the cit…
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…
Bar in Lake Ohrid

Orevche Beach Bar

A twisted cliffside path sloping steeply downwards into the unknown makes Orevche feel like a secret hideaway, and really it is because hardly anybody knows it's here. The Lake Ohrid water is clear and it would be e…
Cafe in Ohrid

Liquid

Ohrid's most stylish lake-front bar is a relaxed chill-out place by day, serving coffee and drinks (no food). At night it morphs into the town's most lively bar with a beautiful crowd and pumping music. Its patio ju…