Full-Day Tour of Ohrid, with Round-Trip Travel from Skopje and Lunch

Full-Day Tour of Ohrid, with Round-Trip Travel from Skopje and Lunch

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      Ohrid, Macedonia
      10 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 234
      • Noteworthy attractions: Visit the St. Sophia Church, Holy Mother of God Peribleptos Church (also known as St. Clement of Ohrid), Ancient Greek theatre, and paper manufactory.
      • Macedonian chaperones: Enjoy a convenient  ride to and from Skopje and Ohrid, and join your expert GoBe guide on a fascinating town-wide journey. 
      • Devour the day: Before your return, relax for a while and savor the sights, along with a delectable lunch at a popular Ohrid restaurant that serves favorite local fare.

      Meeting point

      Please proceed to the Main Entrance of the Skopje City Center at Orce Nikolov Br 55, Skopje 1000, Macedonia to meet our tour representative with displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk uphill and take up to 150 stairs over varying surfaces including cobblestones and flat terrain.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Walking Tour, Scenic

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-MKD-SKOP-EN-1004

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for children 10 years or older.

      This Macedonian destination, placed in a postcard-perfect setting you'll be only too eager to brag about back home, is considered by many to be the country's crown jewel. Nestled between cliffs soaring more than 9,000 feet high, and beside exquisite, three-million-year-old Lake Ohrid, Ohrid itself emerges, saturated in history. And it positively sparkles.

      Actually, in antiquity, its Ancient Greek name "Lychnidos" translated to "city of light." While this likely referred to the lake's crystal-clear blue waters, the town's reputation for luring the globe's wisest and most powerful people, over eons, has immortalized it. Throughout centuries, they left prominent marks that are still visible today.

      Both lake and city are UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites. Ohrid's fame also comes from being "The City of 365 Churches," one for each day of the year, as recorded by 17th-century Ottoman traveler Evliya Celebi. Though this number has shrunk, you'll still get your fill. Stop at St. Sophia Church, built in 1035. It features the world's largest preserved composition of 11th-century frescoes.

      Pass bustling villas and craftsmen. Pop into a papermaker's workshop. Near the Upper Gate, the rare remains of a Hellenistic-style Ancient Greek theatre stand as a testament to design genius. In 200 B.C., it was constructed between two hills to block the wind that would interfere with the arena's acoustics. As the site of Roman gladiator fights and Christian executions though, we can't say the experience in this specific spot was always exemplary. Today it hosts the city's summer festival.

      Visit Holy Mother of God Peribleptos Church and climb to the city castle before returning to the city center for a delicious lunch that celebrates all things Ohrid. Nazdravye (cheers)!

      Hint: check the clothes of St. Dimitry and St. Procopius

      Built and frescoed in 1295, Holy Mother of God Peribleptos is one of Macedonia's most significant medieval monuments, highlighting a very valuable collection of icons. Its two young painters, Michael and Eutychius, eschewed the Byzantine art traditions of the time, and instead innovated mostly elements of the later Renaissance style. Their work left a literal and figurative impression. Search for their signatures in 20 hidden locations.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Ohrid, Macedonia
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses

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