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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…
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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…
Castle in Ohrid

Car Samoil's Fortress

The massive, turreted walls of Ohrid's 10th-century castle indicate the power of the medieval Bulgarian state. The ramparts offer fantastic views over the town and lake, but there's little else to come here for – th…
Amphitheatre in Ohrid

Classical Amphitheatre

Ohrid's impressive amphitheatre was built for theatre in the Hellinistic period (around 200 BC); the Romans later removed 10 rows to accommodate gladiators and used it as a site for Christian executions. Today it's …
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 …
Church in Ohrid

Sveta Sofija Cathedral

Ohrid's grandest church, 11th-century Sveta Sofija is supported by columns and decorated with elaborate, if very faded, Byzantine frescoes, though they are well preserved and very vivid in the apse, still. Its super…
Gallery in Ohrid

Icon Gallery

This small museum contains an impressive collection of Macedonian religious icons. It's right by the Church of Sveta Bogorodica Perivlepta, near the Gorna Porta (Upper Gate).
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…
Church in Ohrid


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…