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Ohrid Sights and Landmarks Guide, Macedonia

The city of Ohrid takes pride in its magnificent landmarks that attracts numerous tourists. Every visitor stopping in the city will certainly be amazed at its distinctive ambience and fabulous landscape, which provide a perfect milieu to the historical and cultural sites of the city. Ohrid is a city waiting to tell its story to every tourist who is willing to explore it.

Ohrid Sights – Archaeological Sites

The city is believed to have been inhabited as early as 6,000 BC. Hence, Ohrid’s Sights and its list of tourist attractions have a number of sites which are ruins of the city’s past. These places are some of the most notable treasures of the city.

Antique Theater in Varos. Built in the 2nd century BC, this performance edifice was excavated between 1960 and 1962. It used to be a stadium where battles between gladiators happened. Apart from the rows of seats made of stone, tourists can also see the northern and western divisions of the theater.

Plaosnik Church. This is an Early Christian Episcopal Church that was excavated between 1961 and 1964. The church was constructed in the 5th century and erected in the shape of a trefoil. Mosaics, which are a part of the church, were excavated and preserved. This is considered as one of the most important archaeological locations in the country.

Ohrid Sights – Outdoor Nature

Complementing the many historical attractions of the city are the breathtaking natural surroundings. Tourists will surely find themselves having a relaxing and leisurely time in these places.

Lake Ohrid. The lake is a wonder to behold especially during the times when it is lit up by the sun. Underneath the lake is a vast collection of flora and fauna fossils, adding up to its charm. The surrounding mountain peaks also provide an added exquisiteness to one of the most significant landmarks in Ohrid Sights. Tourists find themselves immersed in the crystal clear water of the lake.

Galichica National Park. Also known as the Divine Mountain, this national park fulfills the Ohrid exploration of tourists. Visiting Galichica gives everyone a distinctive satisfying feeling. The park is divided in three zones: economic, highly secured, and tourist and recreation. Do not miss the chance of exploring the wildlife and the springs of the Crn Drim River while in Galichica.

Ohrid Sights – The Ohrid Pearl

The city is not just famous for its landmark treasures but also for being a real treasure gem. For a century now, Ohrid has kept a secret no one knows.

Ohrid Pearl. This pearl’s luster and exclusivity has been one of the city’s most famous jewels. Visitors to the city are taken by the pearl’s beauty and the mystery surrounding it. The Talev family is the only family who designs the Ohrid pearls. The family has been creating the pearls since 1924 and the secret of how to make them is strictly passed from father to son only. Jewel experts attest that the pearl can last to eternity. Some of the famous people who have fallen under the pearl’s spell are Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and the former prime minister of Sweden Anna Lindh.

The list of tourist destinations in Ohrid Sights leads every traveler to tap the other tourist spots nearby. One may also look into the magnificent Thessaloniki Sights or the equally-astonishing Dubrovnik Sights.

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