Showing posts with label Unesco site. Show all posts
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Ohrid Old Town things to see & do

Very Nice Travel, is a travel blogger, who dedicated a full article to what to do a see in Ohrid city, an UNESCO site. Their video is posted in Youtube, and you can see some of the most beautiful attractions that Ohrid offer for all visitors.
"Ohrid is a large town in southwestern Macedonia on the shore of Lake Ohrid. A town of vast history and heritage, it was made a UNESCO heritage site in 1980.
Nestled between high mountains up to 2,800 m and Lake Ohrid, it is not only a place of historic significance but also of outstanding natural beauty.
Ohrid had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)”.
Ohrid is the jewel in Macedonia's crown. Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid, is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. The lake itself is over three million years old. Ohrid town is first mentioned in Greek documents from 353 BCE, when it was known as Lychnidos - or, “the city of light.”
Only much later, in 879 CE, was it renamed Ohrid. The town as we know it today was built mostly between the 7th and 19th centuries. Ohrid’s major attractions are all located within a remarkably concentrated and eminently walkable area, among and above the narrow streets of the Old Town lined with restaurants and cafés perfectly suited for relaxing in the cool summer evenings. Ohrid’s many café bars and nightclubs also make for a vibrant nightlife."