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Travel 101 for Ohrid



There are an abundant number of cities in the Europe that are capable to woo your heart by the natural bliss, though only a few of them are known for many more reasons apart from the natural beauty and among them all Ohrid is one of them. A spellbinding city of the Macedonia, ideally famous for its superlative natural bliss and tranquilizing landscapes along with the magnificent heritage which have given the city the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1980. For those who have been intrigued by the exquisite diversity of this beautiful city of Macedonia, and have desires to visit this city at least once, we have come up with a 101 guide for Ohrid. Have a look at the information we have to share with you and it is highly likely that you won’t be able to resist yourself from being here:

Travel 101 for Ohrid

  1. Climate and Best Time to Visit

Located on the southwestern part of the country of Macedonia, Ohrid is a land-locked city and enjoys the subtropical climate conditions which makes the city quite hot and humid especially during the summers. However, the open space and wide stretch of natural plains and mountains give some relief to explore the natural sites and outskirts. Frequent travelers who are taking flights to Ohrid from various parts of the world have found the city best enjoyable during the winters i.e. from the fall of November till the late February when the weather conditions remain enjoyable and leave the outskirts open to explore. However, if you are planning to visit Ohrid on budget and like to have some quality time, the months of September, October, March and April are good to go.

  1. Getting Around and Facilities

Ohrid is a small and compact city with a small city center and limited number of districts which makes the city quite easy to access. However, being a heritage site and with fewer facilities, you will not be able to find a frequent and flawless transportation medium. Though if you like to explore the outskirts and don’t hesitate to walk a few miles in a day, walking around the city will be the best option. One can also use the local taxis that are easy to find, but should remain cautious as some taxi drivers are claimed to be hacking the fare meter and may charge you a fortune if find you a tourist. The city center is a well-developed region and you can enjoy all the facilities you expect in the remote areas of the Macedonia.

  1. Best Attractions of Ohrid

Ohrid is a small city with a massive history that goes from the ancient age to medieval era to modern history. Hence, you will find a big number of historical, cultural and natural sites covering the entire plateau of the city. Though many people love to enjoy the nature and history of Ohrid, yet if you are a first-timer, you will find the churces and cathedrals of Ohrid quite enthralling and enjoyable. Places like Church of St. John, Samuel’s Fortress, Robevi Family House, Church of St. Sophia, Ancient Theater of Ohrid, Church of St. Clement and Panteleimon, Upper Gate, Holy Mary Perybleptos, Varosh Old Town, Beach Potpesh, Struga Dam, A. Den Doolaard Museum, Struga Pier, Grigor Prlichev House, Dutch Park, Metropol, Dr. Nikola Nezlobinski Museum, The House of Urania, Aquarius Beach and many more places are the biggest attractions you can come across this stunning city of Ohrid.

  1. Must Try Things in Ohrid

Ohrid is a complete package of nature, modern lifestyle and ancient history and you can easily come across all the attributes without strolling too much in the boulevards of the city. There are many excavation sites across the city and in the outskirts that are available to be visited by tourists from a significant distance along with many extraordinary natural landscapes and colorful places to give you a refreshing experience. Besides all the nature and heritage, you will find the city quite modern and can enjoy the nightlife by visiting the magnificent regional casinos and bars available for everyone to enjoy some quality time in Macedonia and learn a lot about the current trend and culture of Ohrid.

  1. Essential Information to Know

Ohrid has recently become a hyped destination for archaeologists and there are a lot of happening in the city and its surroundings. With Lake Ohrid and mesmerizing mountains in the surrounding, you can find ample of places to enjoy a refreshing and laid-back getaway in Ohrid. Though the accommodation options are comparatively limited, yet you can easily find some quality stay if you begin to search for your hotel early enough. The taxi drivers are notorious for overcharging and making language barrier an excuse of misunderstanding, so it is advised to follow the precautions while using the taxis. There are many artifacts and souvenirs that are faked by the locals to sell at higher price. So, if you can’t differentiate between the original and fake, it is advised to stay away from such purchases.

Ohrid is a spellbinding city nestled on the banks of the Lake Ohrid and surrounded by the beautiful mountains which have been giving the city an outlook of a superlative getaway destination. Besides all the natural beauty, Ohrid is also boasted with a marvelous heritage and ancient sites that are recently dug-up and have brought the attention of history lovers worldwide. So, if you are ready to enjoy a fascinating journey to this part of the Macedonia, then all you have to do is to get connected with SmartFares and get some amazing deals and offers on Flights and be amazed by the astonishing beauty of Macedonia whilst saving a good fortune on your traveling expenses.



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