Saint Jovani in Kaneo Monastery

Ohrid is a town in the southern part of Macedonia. It’s situated right next to the Ohrid lake on the border with Albania and let me tell you, it’s amazing. I arrived there from Skopje last week and I just fell in love. Here, I’ll sum up all the cool things to do in Ohrid.

How to get there?

Ohrid is a pretty big town so it has its own own airport that caters to a lot of European cities. It’s also home to a huge international bus station that can take you to basically every neighbouring country. Buses are generally very cheap and comfortable so this way of transportation is a good option. So what’s good in Ohrid?

The lake

Ohrid is situated right next to an amazing lake with a similar name Lake Ohrid. It’s known for being spectacularly clear and nothing is less true. You can walk along the coastline and enjoy the views before heading towards one of the nice little traditional restaurants. If you get the chance, take a dive! Because the water is so clear, you’ll get to see a lot of beautiful fish.Lake Ohrid Restaurant Ohrid

The Old Town

The Old Town is a nice place to wander for a few days. It has multiple monasteries, a nice boulevard, and a lot of history for you to discover. The best things in town, however, are the theatre and the castle. The theatre started in Hellenistic times but was later transformed into a Roman theatre. Houses with balconies overlook the scene; so this place makes up for great photos. Old Town things to do in Ohrid Old Town Ohrid

The Saint Jovani in Kaneo Church

This is the most famous spot in Ohrid and it’s easy to see why. The monastery dates back to the 13th century and is situated on an isolated promontory, at the bottom of which azure waters thunders rocks. The building itself is made of the finest bricks and the garden is home to the most beautiful roses. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset or to just relax and read a book. Saint Jovani in Kaneo Monastery

All in all, you’ll love it for its world-renowned beauty and the many things to do in Ohrid. Oh, and do you want to know more about the city of Skopje? Check it out here!

Cheers, Thorsten.