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Ohrid Holidays

Dubbed as the 'Pearl of the Balkans', Lake Ohrid is one of the deepest and oldest lakes in Europe with history dating back to the 2nd century, when it was known as 'Lichnidos'. Ohrid is full of mementoes from its eventful past and centuries old traditions. Its heritage as a culture capital has left plenty for the sightseer - a historic old town with a maze of narrow cobbled streets, the famous castle of Tsar Samuil and Byzantine temples brimming with outstanding frescoes and icons.

Nowadays, Ohrid is special in may other ways - the crystal clear lake allures while wildlife remains undisturbed, its clean sandy shores and balmy Mediterranean climate give it a very delightful seaside atmosphere, which combined with fantastic value for money will give you a holiday to remember.
Ohrid Holiday Deals
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Package prices are per person, unless specified, and include:
Air travel to and from the resorts as detailed.
Coach transfer to and from the resorts as detailed.
A 20kg luggage allowance per person.
Accommodation and meals as described.
All known current airport and security charges.
The services of the Balkan Holidays representative or agent.

Macedonia Travel Guide

See & Do

A scenic boat trip along the lake for exploring neighbouring villages and places of interest is a firm favourite among visitors to Ohrid, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer's day. The Old Town's pedestrianised centre is lined with a variety of traditional shops and craftsman selling hand made products, including world famed Ohrid pearls that are still manufactured under 100-year old stringent standards and even worn by the members of the British Royal family! There are a number of beaches and coves ideal for sun bathing and swimming in the warm lake and more energetic guests will find flat paths surrounding Ohrid particularly suitable for cycling. At night, the main square and lakeside promenade come alive with strollers, buskers and street performers, some of whom take part at the highly acclaimed Ohrid Music Festival.


Attractive local gifts can be found in markets and local shops, popular items include lace, crystal glass and speciality wines. Large shops can be found in sizeable resorts or towns.

Food & Drink

Close proximity to Greece and historic presence of Ottomans have influenced Macedonia's cuisine which combines Mediterranean flavoured peppers, tomatoes and aubergines with Turkish-style grilled meats and feta cheese or spinach stuffed puff pastries. Try fresh water trout or carp from the lake, creamy baked beans straight from the oven named 'tavche gravche' and 'ajvar' pepper relish which is a near compulsory ingredient! There are amazing local wines including the indigenous 'Vranec' the Macedonian king of red wines! By tradition, every meal ends with a range of oriental sweet desserts like baklava, beautifully seasoned by a sip of Turkish coffee.


The monetary unit in Macedonia is the Denar. There are approx. 85 Denars to £1 (at Sep 2015). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the banks, exchange bureau, post offices and hotels. Cash machines are available in larger cities and the more important tourist areas. All major credit cards are accepted in the main resorts.

Quick Facts
Time Zone
GMT +1
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Macedonian Denar (MKD)
Typical cost of
Lunch Pizza - £6
Local Beer - under £2
Three Course Meal - £11

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