Ohrid, Macedonia

Ohrid is a small city in southern Macedonia and is situated on Lake Ohrid. Two-thirds of this lake belongs to Macedonia while the other third belongs to Albania. Ohrid is a very picturesque city of approx. 40,000 residents. Nestled along the hillside there are numerous Orthodox churches, Samuil’s Fortress, an old amphitheatre and numerous streets to get lost in. The small  port offers tours to the Monastery of St Naum (across the lake, near Albanian border) or around the Ohrid area. With the sun shining on the dark turquoise blue waters I enjoyed my stay in this lovely area of Macedonia.

Ohrid - so beautiful

Ohrid – so beautiful

Ohrid from the boat taking us to St Naum Monastery

Ohrid from the boat taking us to St Naum Monastery

Reconstruction of old village on lake at Bay of Bones

Reconstruction of old village on lake at Bay of Bones

The interior of one of the huts, Bay of Bones

The interior of one of the huts, Bay of Bones

At the Monastery of St Naum, notice the peacock on the roof

At the Monastery of St Naum, notice the peacock on the roof

Proud peacock

Proud peacock

beautiful plummage

beautiful plumage

Ohrid waterfront

Ohrid waterfront

Fishermen along the boardwalk

Fishermen along the boardwalk

I love these types of signs

I love these types of signs

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Church of Saint Sophia

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View of Lake Ohrid from grounds of Church of St Sophia

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Church of St John at Kaneo

Mosaic above entrance to St John at Kameo

Mosaic above entrance to St John at Kameo

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Ancient Hellenistic amphitheatre in Ohrid

All photos taken and owned by Wanders The World/Eeva Valiharju

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One thought on “Ohrid, Macedonia

  1. sue says:

    It does look so pretty there Eeva. Love the peacocks! So much history! I cannot wait to see your pictures of Greece!

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