Things to do in Ohrid

Ohrid – the Jewel in Macedonia’s Crown

Ohrid, a lakeside city in Macedonia, is a beautiful and idyllic city that is the perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and outdoorsy kind of people. Known as the Jewel in Macedonia’s Crown, this city surely has so much natural beauty and a vibrant nightlife. Furthermore, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its vast history and heritage. Archeological research has found some of human’s oldest remains in this city and the surrounding lake is over 3 million years old.


Things to do in Ohrid

Enjoy great nature on the fantastic lake Ohrid. Or if you enjoy cultural sites you should definitely visit the Church of St. Sophia or the Antique theatre. For the one who loves great singing, you should definitely visit in august for The annual Choir Festival. So, no matter what your interests are, there’s a great variety of things to do in Ohrid for you to enjoy.


Ohrid Lake

You must spend time walking along the breathtaking blue Ohrid Lake that surrounds the city or even take a guided boat tour through the blue waters. Many people enjoy camping on several of the city beaches and sleeping under the stars to the sound of soft rolling waves.


Ohrid Church of St. Sophia

Make sure to visit the incredible Ohrid church of St. Sophia to see its towering architecture and learn more about its historical significance. The Ohrid Church of St. Sophia is a once in a lifetime experience. There are also ancient buildings, historically significant ruins, and old fortress walls which you can tour and visit to learn more about Ohrid’s unique history.


The Antique Theatre

Don’t forget to see the Antique Theatre, Macedonia’s only Hellenistic theater, and find out why it is a true ancient treasure.


Ohrid Choir Festival

Every year the Ohrid Choir Festival takes place in the city. People mostly form Europe flock to the city to either participate in the Ohrid Choir festival or just enjoy the wonderful singing.



Finally, after a day of sightseeing, join the exciting nightlife scene in Ohrid and grab a drink at one of the many bars and clubs. The nightlife in Ohrid is always exciting!


When to go to Ohrid

The summer is definitely the most popular time to visit because it features ideal weather conditions and  average temperature around 20 °C (70 °F).  The largest city festival is the summer festival from July to August. It hosts different events that involve music, theatre, and other forms of entertainment. At the end of August, you can see the city’s wonderful annual choir festival. If you can’t make it to either of these, there are several other celebrations throughout the year. Simply check the tourist bureau and see what is happening during your holiday.

Ohrid Facts

Population42 033
CurrencyMacedonian denar
AirportOhrid, Macedonia (OHD)

Ohrid average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ohrid - Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region

The town of Ohrid, one of the oldest human settlements in Europe, is considered the second most important collection of icons in the world, with more than 800 Byzantine-style ones. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ohrid was the point from which Slavonic culture and also writing and education spread out, making it a centre of great cultural and historic importance.

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