Ohrid/Unesco, Full Day Trip

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Meeting at the hotel.  Drive towards Ohrid early in the morning.

Depart in the direction of Lake Ohrid, called the "Blue Pearl of the Balkans". We will drive the scenic route, then cross the border with Macedonia.

If you are interested in exploring the layers of history spread out on Ohrid hill, want to hear the story of the town, want to see the authentic architecture and enjoy the many Byzantine-style icons and frescoes, Ohrid is the perfect place. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant.

You will have the chance to find out why the town and Lake Ohrid is preserved by UNESCO as place with environmental, historical and cultural significance.

We will arrive in Ohrid at 11:00 and start the walking tour of Ohrid Old Town.

 

Visits are planed as below:

- Church of Sv. Borodica (Holly Mother)- The monastery dedicated to Holy Mother of God – Immaculate (Sv. Borodica      Prechista)

- Ancient theatre- Built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country

- The Cathedral church of St. Sophia- Built between 11th and 14th century-once the seat of the Archbishop

- The small church of St Jovan – Kaneo-standing alone on a rock in the lake giving a spectacular view of the lake and     the surrounding mountains

- Ohrid fortress- capital of the First Bulgarian Empire during the rule of Tsar Samuel of Bulgaria at the turn of the 10th       century

- City Museum

The typical Ohrid architecture are only few of the sites of Ohrid known as “the city of 365 churches”.

We’ll also visit some art galleries and workshops of the famous Ohrid pearl and the only workshop for handmade paper- a craft which remained unchanged since II century B.C.

Lunch in a fish restaurant – opportunity to taste the famous Ohrid trout.

In the afternoon we’ll drive to Albanian border of Qafthana, and return back to the hotel in Durres.

 

In this price is included:

  • Excursions as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by private coach with air-conditioned
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees /total 6 Euro/person/optional
  • Lunch, 10 euro/person/optional
  • Tips and personal

Price per person 50  EUR'
Price per Child (4-10 years) 25 EUR'

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