Located on the shore of Lake Ohrid in Southwest Macedonia, the city is the cultural and spiritual hub of the country and stands for nationalistic pride. It was declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980. The city’s vibrant natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make it a major tourist attraction. It has something for everyone to enjoy.
Ohrid is mostly known for its ancient churches, monasteries, and basilicas. The teachings by saints inscribed in these monuments led to the foundation of the Cyrillic script which is used in Macedonia as well as neighboring countries like Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and even Russia. Some of the most important churches include St. Sophia Church, St. Bogorodica Perivlepta Church, St. Zaum Church, Church of St. Clement, etc. The Monastery at Plaosnik is said to have been one of the oldest universities in the world. The old town of Ohrid is circled with walls of a fortress, dating back to almost 5th Century B.C. The traditional architectural examples, old bazaars and settlements outside the main city wall are of great historic importance. The icon gallery, photo gallery and other sites can be best covered with the services of a car rental in Ohrid.
The Ohrid Summer festival is among the greatest music and drama festivals in Macedonia. Held during July-August, the festival draws participation of over 44 countries and exhibits a wonderful international blend. The Balkan Folklore Festival presents music and dances from folk culture of numerous regions. Over and above 42,000 people participate in the folk cultural celebrations every year. Apart from these, the Ohrid Swimming Marathon is also well known.
The Lake Ohrid is often praised to be paradise-like. The Lake acts as the border between Albania and Macedonia, and lies at the feet of old stone fortresses and plush green mountains. There are also a few natural beaches whose beauty increases as one moves out of the city. The sunsets on these beaches prove to be lifetime experiences. The tourists can indulge in the purchase of Ohrid pearl jewelries; the original ones are carefully handcrafted. The accommodations are mainly private houses, apartments and villas- to which prior booking is easily available. With a car for rent in Ohrid it is very easy to travel inside and to the outskirts of the city.
Ohrid is a city of incredible natural beauty and is home to a rich culture and heritage. Apostle Paul Airport (formerly known as Ohrid Airport) is open all the year round and connects the city with Vienna, Skopje, and Belgrade. Opt for a car for hire in Ohrid and travel comfortably.
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