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Full-Day Private Guided Cultural Tour of Ohrid from Skopje

From the capital, we are travelling to the main tourist attraction in Macedonia and a UNESCO protected site, the town of Ohrid. Ohrid lies on the shores of one of the oldest lakes in Europe, Lake Ohrid. Everywhere in Ohrid, breathtaking views of the Lake will fill your eyes and cameras. Called the second Jerusalem on The Balkans, Ohrid is the center from where Christianity was spread in these lands.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All transfers with comfortable A/C car or minivan
    • Experienced English-speaking tour guide/driver
    • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or any preferred location in Skopje
    What's excluded :
    • Boat ride
    • Entrance fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Mary Perybleptos
    • Entry/Admission - Tsar Samuel's Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Plaoshnik
    • Entry/Admission - St. Jovan Kaneo
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Sophia
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, Old Town, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia

    The constructors built this ancient theater between two hills which protected it from winds, and thus the ancient theater has incredible acoustics. Because of its acoustics, it is chosen as one of the main stages where the Ohrid Summer Festival takes place.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Holy Mary Perybleptos, Clement's University, Ohrid 6000, North Macedonia

    The fresco painting in this church represents some of the first works of the most prestigious medieval painters Michael and Eutychios. Their dramatic expressiveness was the basis of the new trend in Byzantine art from this epoch, called “The Renaissance of the Paleologues”, which was the last chapter of the Byzantine art. On the walls of this church, with extraordinary vitality, power, and obvious emotions, they have painted scenes from the life of the Mother of God and Jesus Christ.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tsar Samuel's Fortress, Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia

    According to recent excavations by Macedonian archaeologists, it was contended that this fortress was built on the place of an earlier fortification, dated to the 4th century BC, which was probably built by King Philip II of Macedon.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plaoshnik, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia

    There are remains from different periods, from the Age of Bronze to the Middle Ages. The remarkable epoch of the Early Christianity left its traces in form of an Christian basilicas with magnificent floor mosaics revealing the secrets of the spiritual life of the population. At the end of the 9th century the first Slavic Archbishop and creator of the Cyrillic alphabet, St Clement, came to this area where he started a strong educational and literary activity. He opened the first Slavic University and from there the old Slavic culture was spread.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Jovan Kaneo, Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia

    Standing alone on a cliff overlooking the Lake of Ohrid, above the fishing settlement of Kaneo, it is one of the landmarks of the old town of Ohrid and a favorite symbol in the entire city. The architecture is a combination of Byzantine and Armenian elements.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Sophia, Tsar Samoil 88, Ohrid 6000, North Macedonia

    The church served as a cathedral church during Tzar Samoil’s ruling, and it was the central church of the Tzar Samoil patriarchy at that time. The church as it is today was renovated and adorned with frescoes in the time of the archbishop Leo, between 1037 and 1056.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from your hotel or any other location of your preference in Skopje
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour operates in various weather conditions, please dress accordingly
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recomended
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • We are constantly following the WHO recommendations and guidelines and are implementing all the necessary precautions for ensuring the health and safety for our travelers and our staff, as well as all the other people involved in the experience.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Experience Balkan

Activity ID: V-86663P41

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