Ohrid, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Swedish Guests, Balkan Tour
Day Tour 1 day Availability: 2020-06-01
Ohrid, North Macedonia Albania, North Macedonia Tour Guide: English Language

Ohrid is a city in North Macedonia and the seat of the Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth largest city in the country, with over 42,000 inhabitants as of 2002. Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen and Bitola. In 1979 and in 1980 respectively, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural site.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Tirana  (Google Map)

PACKAGE INFORMATION
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Ages: 1 – 90
  • Type: Car / Coach / Minibus Tour 
  • Departures: From January to December
  • Cities Visited: Tirana, Ohrid, Tirana
  • Price: 180 euro

INCLUDED
  • Transfers from and to the hotel
  • Transportation with modern a/c vehicles
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees

Discovery Highlights

  • Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s oldest and largest lakes, about 2-5 million years old with an area of about 138 square miles
  • St. Jovan of Kaneo was founded at the end of the 13th century and dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
  • Originally constructed in the 13th century and known as the St. Panteleimon Church, it housed the relics of St. Clement.
  • The Ancient Theatre an open-air Hellenistic style theater that was built around 200 B.C. with a capacity of 4,000 spectators.
  • The St. Sophia Church in Ohrid is one of the most important monuments in Macedonia and a classic example of Macedonian medieval art and architecture.
  • Tsar Samuil’s Fortress is a popular vantage point for spectacular views of the city of Ohrid and Ohrid Lake.
  • Ohrid pearls are known for their brightness and shine qualities created by a special emulsion made out of the scales of the local plasica fish.

Ohrid, Full Day Trip from Tirana

TOUR ITINERARY: TIRANA - OHRID - TIRANA

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