Ohrid (UNESCO) tour

Half day tour through the city of UNESCO, walk around the old part of the city, visiting the Byzantine churches such as St. Sophia and St. Virgin Mary Periblepta, Plaoshnik and Samoil Fortress.

More info about Ohrid: http://haemus.org.mk/ohrid/

Walking tour to Ohrid, the city of UNESCO thorough the old part of the city includes: church St Virgin Mary Perivleptos (1295) known by the frescoes with Renaissance motives (including the Icon gallery), antique theater (3rd B.C.), the complex of Plaoshnik (archaeological site and the church of St. Clement with his grave), church St. John Caneo (14th c.) and cathedral church of St. Sophia (11th c.), landmark of the city. The tour can be extended with lunch, visiting the national workshop for handmade paper and shopping the jewelry made by famous Ohrid’s pearl.


Short info about Ohrid

Ohrid, the cradle of Christianity and Cyrillic letter, home of more than 300 churches in the region, mostly of Byzantium period. This is the front and the revers view of Macedonian 1000 denars (~16EUR), issue 1996 and issue 2003. Front view is taken from the church of St.Vrachi-Mali, Ohrid, early XIV century. The Icon of the Madonna Episkepsis is depicted in its true dimensions, with an image of the Christ Child in the right. The presence of tow angels in the upper corners of the icon symbolize the depiction of the Sorrowful Virgin. Reverse view represents detail (external additions built by Archbishop Grigorie in the 14th century) from the church of “St. Sophia” in Ohrid, originally built in X-XI centuries. This church was the seat of the Ohrid archbishopric, and contains many invaluable frescoes from XI ond XIV centuries.

Rich with prehistory and remains form antique period, such as the Ancient theatre, that what is visible currently in Ohrid, is built mainly between the 7th and 19th centuries; it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 Byzantine-style icons dating from the 11th to the end of the 14th century. After those of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, the Icon Galerry in Ohrid is considered to be the most important collection of icons in the world.

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region, since 1980, is listed on UNESCO heritage list. This is a reportage covered by CNN about Ohrid – Macedonia’s forgotten gem.


Departure: from meeting point
: 2-3,5 hrs 
:Professional licenced tourist guide
Price: 45 EUR per person

Included: Licensed guide; Tickets
Tickets per person
– St. Sophia church 2€
– St. Virgin Mary Perivlepta 2€
– Icon gallery 2€
– Plaoshnik 2€
– St. John Kaneo 2€
Excluded: Gratuities (optional);
Getting around: Walking
Passport needed: No
Cancelation policy: Not defined yet
Minimum people required: 3
Maximum people allowed: 6

You can book a tour, or you can contact us in the following ways:
By emailcontact@haemus.org.mk
By phone: 00 389 77 524 987

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