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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol

About this tour

Day trip to Ohrid N. Macedonia from Tirana!

Ohrid is a beautiful city located by the Ohrid Lake in North Macedonia, known for its historic and cultural significance. He is one of the few places in the world that have been declared both Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The city is not only famous for the crystal-clear water but also for the number of churches: in the past there were 365 churches, one for every day of the year.

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  • Border Crossing: Ensure you have the necessary documents for border crossing as you’ll be entering Kosovo. Check current travel regulations and have your ID or passport ready.

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Highlights

  • Old Town a charming area with narrow cobblestone streets.
  • Robev Family House a famous and historic building in Ohrid
  • Church of Saint Sofia the most important medieval monuments in the city
  • Ohrid Theatre an ancient venue.
  • Samuel's Fortress offers a glimpse into Ohrid’ s rich past.
  • Stunning 13th-century church Saint Jovan Kaneo
  • Kaneo Beach
  • Explore the Plaoshnik archaeological site
  • Ohrid lake, one of the largest and deepest lakes in the Balkan Peninsula

Included/Excluded

  • English Speaking guide
  • Transport with very comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel/apartment in Tirana
  • All expenses for guide and car; fuel, parking, pay tolls
  • All the taxes
  • Entry fees in mentioned Optional sites
  • Tips/gratitude for the guide

Itinerary

Old Town:

 

We start our tour at 8.30 am! We drive to Ohrid and we start our visit from the Old Town, a charming and historic part of Ohrid, North Macedonia, known for its well-preserved architecture, cobbled streets, and cultural landmarks. The old town formed between the VIIth and XIXth centuries on the shores of Lake Ohrid. It developed on archaeological remains that dated back from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Wander through narrow cobbled streets that wind their way through the Old Town. The architecture reflects a mix of medieval, Ottoman, and traditional Macedonian styles. 

 

Robev Family House:

 

The Robev House is a famous and historic building in Ohrid, North Macedonia. It was built in its current state in 1863–1864 by Todor Petkov. Today the house is a protected cultural monument and belongs to the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments and National Museum. Epigraphical monuments from Ohrid are placed on the ground part of the house including precious objects as the "Milokas" (found on the Via Egnatia) road. The upper part of the house serves as exhibition space for objects made by the Ohrid carving school, creations of famous artists from Ohrid and the county. In the eastern part of the house some objects from the Robevi family are exhibited.

 

Church of Saint Sofia

 

The Church of Saint Sophia is located in the city of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has a long history, dating back to the 11th century. It was built during the reign of Tsar Samuil, a ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire, and it is considered one of the most important medieval monuments in the city. The church features a combination of Byzantine and traditional Macedonian architectural styles. It has a basilica layout and is adorned with frescoes, some of which are well-preserved.

 

Ohrid Theatre:

 

Discover the ancient theater of Ohrid, an ancient venue with a capacity for around 4,000 spectators. It is believed to date back to Roman times and is occasionally used for cultural events. Built in 200 BC is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country. The open Ohrid theater has a perfect location: the two hills that surround it keep it protected from winds that could interfere with acoustics during performances.

 

Samuel's Fortress:

 

The fortress dates back to the 4th century and offers a glimpse into Ohrid’ s rich past. It has a towering presence above Ohrid, and a mysterious past that has deep roots starting from the ancient Macedonian kingdom and continuing as the seat of Tsar Samuel’s Macedonian based medieval empire. The fortress was used in the Roman and Byzantium period, and during the Samuel’s reign was considerably enlarged and rebuilt. Nowadays, 18 towers and 4 gates have been preserved from the Fortress, which is a protective symbol of Ohrid and it an utmost tourist attraction.

 

Saint Jovan Kaneo:

 

Saint John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid. We will have magnificent views over Ohrid lake as well as the old town, from there. This stunning 13th-century church is dedicated to John of Patmos, the writer of Revelation, who has been by some considered to be the same person as John the Apostle. The construction date of the church remains unknown but documents detailing the church property suggest that it was built before the year 1447.

 

Kaneo Beach:

 

Relax at Kaneo Beach, a popular spot with a small church overlooking the lake. It's a great place to unwind and enjoy the scenery.

 

Academy complex Plaoshnik:

 

Explore the Plaoshnik archaeological site, which includes the remains of an ancient early Christian Basilica and the Church of St. Clement. The site offers historical insights into the region. The church was built by St. Clement in the year 893 on the foundation of an early Christian Basilica, and dedicated to St. Panteleimon. It was here that the Ohrid Literary School, a center of Slavonic literary and cultural activity where more than 3,500 disciples were educated. 

 

Ohrid Lake:

 

Lake Ohrid is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its natural beauty, historical sites, and recreational opportunities. Situated in the southwestern part of North Macedonia and the eastern part of Albania, the lake is believed to have been formed as a result of tectonic and geological processes. Covers an area of approximately 358 square kilometers (138 square miles) and It is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the Balkan Peninsula.

Durations

1 Day

Language

English
Espanol

Frequently asked questions

The difficulty level of the activities of this tour is Moderate: Can be done by all people of all ages able to walk about 1 – 3 kilometers per day!

This tour can be Cancelled 

- up to 30 days before departure – FREE of Charge

- up to 10 days before departure – 50% Charge

- up to 3 days before departure – 100% Charge

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This tour is 2 (two) full days, NOT including airport transfers!

If you wish to organize also the airport transfers with us, please feel free to contact!

Our groups usually are 5 – 8 people. 

Maximum group size is 16 people per tour!

Pick-ups and Drop offs of our tours are at your accommodation!

Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo have a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, cool springs and autumns and mild winters! 

Rainy seasons are usually expected to be autumns and winters. 

Snow is expected locally in the mountainous areas during December – January!

Tour's Location

Ohrid, North Macedonia

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 pax: Not Bookable 1 1 %
2 2 pax: 85 per person 2 2 -42%
3 3-5 pax: 65 per person 3 5 -8%
5 6-8 pax: 60 per person 6 8 0%
- 15%
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