Top things to do in Lake Ohrid

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 takes you to a beautiful outcrop of rocky beaches and a handf…
Top Choice Seafood in Ohrid

Letna Bavča Kaneo

Of the three terrace restaurants by the water at Kaneo, this one is the best – the atmosphere is right, the food is fantastic and the service professional. The traditional menu has had a facelift; truffle oil accomp…
Top Choice Jewellery in Ohrid

Atelier Marta Pejoska

Ohrid-born Marta trained as an architect and decided to dedicate herself to the traditional Macedonian craft of filigree – silver thread weaving that has the appearance of silver lace (pieces from €25). Marta is a c…
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 than the strip of bars down on Ohrid's lakefront, with an alternative vibe, a distinct soundtrack and arty clientele. Tucked down a cobbled backstre…
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 city…
Top Choice 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…
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, which are thought to date to the 14th century. Sandwiched between Car Sam…