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Ohrid : the Balkan Jerusalem


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High mountains, many cultural monuments and a lake of sumptuous natural beauty are some of the criteria that make Ohrid the pride of Macedonian tourism. But the city is also known as Jerusalem of the Balkans and here are the reasons why.

Saint John at Kaneo Church

Saint John at Kaneo Church

The epithet of Jerusalem of the Balkans was given according to the number of monasteries and churches which amounted to 365. The city is constantly expanding and extending its territory so that Macedonia invests more and more to make Ohrid the tourist center of the country.

Many scientists also claim that St. Clement of Ohrid and his brother, Nahum of Ohrid were the teachers of Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet. Besides, it is in this city that this alphabet was created which is used by 300 million people nowadays. In addition to its many historical and cultural sites, Ohrid is also known for its fine restaurants and hotels that will allow you to witness the hospitality of the natives.

Do not hesitate to visit Ohrid fortress, St. Sophia church, Ohrid icons gallery, Saint-Clement church, Saint-Nahum church or Saint John at Kaneo church. Similarly, the National Museum, which holds a magnificent collection of Greek icons, is an attraction not to be missed.

It is also worth mentioning that the prices are very affordable, accommodation and local food are cheap . Moreover, the arranged beaches around the lake will guarantee you an unforgettable moment of relaxation. Now, you have all the necessary arguments to visit Ohrid and participate in a unique experience.

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