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Best things to do in Ohrid

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach Bar
“During the day it's a chill place to stay for leisure and have a drink or two or a snack if you like, plus the view is amazing!!! At night it's one of the top places to go for a cocktail or two.”
7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Samoil`s Fortress is mentioned in descriptions in the chronicles dating from 476. Today's Samoil`s fortress relates to the name of Tzar Samoil, who probably extended and built the fortress when he chose it for seat of his Macedonian medieval state. Samoil's Fortress is the most monumental construction from this period. The fortress today has 18 towers and 4 gates. The central part of the fortress has wall 10 - 16 meters high and it has strong defensive towers, followed by ramparts in direction of the lake. In the second courtyard there are ancient graves, remains of a round tower and a cistern. Today the Samoil`s fortress is a major tourist attraction and was renovated in 2003. According to recent excavations by Macedonian archaeologists, it was alleged that this fortress was built on the place of an earlier fortification, dated to 4th century BC, which was probably built by king Phillip 2nd of Macedon. It offers great views over the lake and Ohrid.”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“You can use this market to buy almost everything you need! Do not forget that you can always browse for other stores if you are willing so! ”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its 15minutes walk from the appartment and they have the best traditional food and the best fish.”
4 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Possibly Macedonia's most photographed place. Small church on a cliff with an astonishing view during the day, breathtaking sunsets and calming atmosphere during night. The views of the lake from here are outstanding, and if you want to find a peaceful place to just hangout and relax, this is it.”
7 locals recommend
Cafe
3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The most beutify church in the old town in Ohrid.Its on a rock and you have a beutiful viev”
6 locals recommend
Night Club
“It has its own retro spirit with various live music and it is open up to 5 am!”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“An example of a typical house in the old town of Ohrid, with traditional sculptures, furniture and examples from the gold found in Ohrid”
4 locals recommend
Church
“The cathedral of Ohrid. Stunning church! Fourth basilica built on this same spot (the oldest one being a roman basilica (courthouse). Present church was built in 1035 by archbishop Lav/Leon, front facade with the towers and the open galleries was built in 1317 by archbishop Gregory. The side porch was added when the church was turned into a mosque by the Turks. Inside is the biggest composition of 11th century frescoes preserved in the world. Nice place to visit while walking throw the old city. Hard to miss it. Also, behing the church, if you head towards the Lake you'll see a wooden bridge that can bring you to Potpes Beach and beautiful cafes/restaurants on the lakeside there.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Really delicious food (grill, fish and traditional Macedonian food). Located in the center of Ohrid.”
2 locals recommend
Church
“See the regions historic churches with all the amazing views a walk by Lake Ohrid has to offer.”
3 locals recommend
Pub
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“The most original bar in town, if you are in mood for a drink you have to visit this place.”
2 locals recommend
Amphitheater
“This ancient theater has an interesting Roman vibe, and is well lit in the evenings. Between 12 July and 20 August the Ohrid Summer Festival is hosted here, and often features international musical acts among other things. It is also a cool place to take photos in, regardless of the season in which you visit. ”
2 locals recommend
Bar
2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“For me, the most relaxing place on the Ohrid lake coastline. Plus, the food is superb, and the view breathtaking. It's cool for a daytime snack or end of day dinner. ”
5 locals recommend