Ohrid is located in the south of Macedonia. It’s the seventh-largest city of the country. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments and is over 2,400 years old. Ohrid has been a popular tourist destination for many years, which is partly due to its location on Lake Ohrid. In 1980, both the city and lake region were added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list.
Places of interest in Ohrid
Lake Ohrid is the most famous landmark of the city and perhaps of all of Macedonia. It’s one of the oldest lakes in the world, is 300 meters deep, and the water has different shades of blue. On the banks of the lake you’ll find the monastery of St. Naum, several hot springs, and the open-air museum ‘Bay of Bones’.
Sveti Jovan Kaneo is a beautiful church that may well be situated on the most beautiful spot in Ohrid. It was built on a cliff overlooking the lake. The church is surrounded by water on three sides, which of course creates a stunning effect. No wonder that Sveti Jovan Kaneo has become the most photographed landmark of Ohrid.
Eating and drinking in Ohrid
There is no traditional cuisine in Macedonia. People often eat Balkan dishes, such as a cucumber, tomato, onion, goat’s cheese and olive salad. Main courses usually consist of meat. As Ohrid is located on a lake, fish is also regularly on the menu.
Raki is a typical drink in Ohrid. Please note that the alcohol is distilled by the restaurants themselves and, for this reason, may strongly differ in flavour and strength.
Eindhoven – Ohrid airline tickets
Jetairfly flies from Eindhoven Airport to Ohrid in Macedonia at a competitive rate.