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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…
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…
Bar in Ohrid

Havana Club

Popular nightclub right by Ohrid's harbour. During the summer months it opens nightly and is normally standing-room-only, with DJs from all over the Balkans coming to play here; expect to queue to get in as it's the…
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…