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Ohrid Destination Guide

Explore Ohrid in Macedonia

Ohrid in the region of Ohrid with its 54,908 inhabitants is a place in Macedonia - some 69 mi or ( 111 km ) South-West of Skopje , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Ohrid

Time in Ohrid is now 09:27 AM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Skopje " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sofia, Gjirokastër, Velesta, Struga, and Skopje. Since you are here already, consider visiting Sofia . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Ohrid ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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CNN - Macedonia the root of Christianity

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Macedonia's forgotten gem - CNN CNN's Nic Robertson discovers an ancient city of hundreds of churches and monastries. CNN's new series i-List takes you to a different country each month. In May, we vi ..

OHRID Lake August 2011 part 2

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MACEDONIA TIMELESS - TEMPLES - new video 3

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Macedonia timeless "Temples" spot 3 written and directed by: Milcho Manchevski director of photography: Misho Ristov music by: Kiril Dzajkovski produced by: Elena Stanisheva forum.kajgana.com velesnew ..

King Samuil Fortress - Ohrid Macedonia

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King Samuil Fortress - Ohrid Macedonia Samuil's Fortress is a fortress in the old part of Ohrid called the Ohrid Kale. Samuel rule in the middle-ages. Today, this historical monument is a major touris ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Ohrid Literary School

The Ohrid Literary School was one of the two major cultural centres of the First Bulgarian Empire, along with the Preslav Literary School. The school was established in Ohrid in 886 by Saint Clement of Ohrid on the order of Boris I of Bulgaria simultaneously or shortly after the establishment of the Preslav Literary School. After Clement was ordained bishop of Drembica (Velika) in 893, the position of head of the school was assumed by Naum of Preslav.

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Located at 41.12 20.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 886 establishments, Bulgarian literature, Kutmichevitsa, Medieval Bulgarian literature of Macedonia, Medieval Ohrid

Ohrid

Ohrid is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia. It has about 56,000 inhabitants, making it the seventh largest city in the country. The city is the seat of Ohrid Municipality. Ohrid is notable for having once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant.

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Located at 41.12 20.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in the Republic of Macedonia, Cities in the Republic of Macedonia, Former capitals of Bulgaria, Greek colonies in Illyria, Ohrid, World Heritage Sites in the Republic of Macedonia

Battle of Vaikal

The Battle of Vaikal occurred in April 1465 in the valley of Vaikal, southeastern Albania. A new Ottoman sanjakbey of the Sanjak of Ohrid, Ballaban Badera (of Albanian origin), was sent by Sultan Mehmed II to inflict heavy losses on the Albanian forces. Skanderbeg had been prepared for the battle and prepared his troops for a plan of action. This worked well until some of Skanderbeg's officers did not follow orders to stop chasing the Ottoman forces and were captured along with their men.

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Located at 41.12 20.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 1464 in Europe, Battles involving Albania, Conflicts in 1464, History of Albania

Robevi family house

The Robevi House is a famous and historic building in Ohrid, Macedonia. It was built in its current state in 1863–1864 by Todor Petkov from a village Gari near Debar. Today the house is a protected cultural monument under the "Institute for protection of cultural monuments in Ohrid".

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Located at 41.11 20.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Houses in the Republic of Macedonia, Ohrid, Ottoman architecture

Ancient Theatre of Ohrid

The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country as the other three in Scupi, Stobi and Heraklea Lynkestis are from Roman times. It is unclear how many people the original theater used to seat, as only the lower section still exists.

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Located at 41.11 20.79 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Ancient Greek theatres, Ancient-era Republic of Macedonia, Antigonid Macedonia, Archaeological sites in the Republic of Macedonia, Culture of Macedon, Ohrid

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temperature and rainfall during the year in Ohrid