Via Sacra Apartments – This property is a 9-minute walk from the beach. Apartments Via Sacra is located in the very heart of Ohrid’s Old Town, on the main square in front of St. Sofia Church. From the distance of only 100 meters from Ohrid Lake, it offers an ,,à la carte restaurant”, free Wi-Fi and free parking for the costumers. Overlooking the lake and landmarks, all rooms feature a TV with cable channels and a fridge. Each unit also comprises a private bathroom with a recently renovated shower and toiletries.
Traditional Macedonian Fish Restaurant– Lake Ohrid is famous for its Lake Ohrid brown trout. In the chilly, mountain depths of these waters, the ,,Ohridska pastrmka” (pastrmka means trout) has swum since immemorial time, and has been caught here since the Neolithic era.
19:30 Experiencing Old Town
Visiting Old Bazaar – -Since Ohrid was a big religious and cultural center, it has never been an important trade center, which is evident by the size of the bazaar. It is a simple bazaar which consists of only one street. It starts with a food market (it used to be the animal market in the past) which is extension of the old bazaar and finishes with a small square.
–:– Night Out
Visiting the Beach Bars and experiencing Ohrid’s nightlife.
Via Sacra Restaurant– Via Sacra’sapartments own traditional Macedonian restaurant on the ground floor level of the building.Outside in the courtyard there is an outdoor terrace with a nice view of the biggest medieval Macedonian church St.Sofia.
10:30 Ohrid Tour
Visiting Ohrid Bay мuseum– Ohrid was enriched with another cultural and historical landmark as well as а tourist attraction – Museum on Water – an exceptional archaeological complex, which is one of a kind in the region. On the southern coast of Gradiste Peninsula in the Bay of Bones, a pile-dwelling settlement has been raised, which in the past was spreading at a total surface of 8.500 m2. Bay of the Bones is an authentic reconstruction of a part of the pile-dwelling settlement, dating back between 1200 and 700 BC. A Roman military fortification (Gradiste) has been reconstructed on the hill above the Bay of Bones, simultaneously with the construction of the pile-dwelling settlement and the Water Museum.
St. Naum Monastry– The place where the River Crn Drim tumbles into the lake.The monastery of St. Naum is a refuge of tranquility at the very southwestern corner of the Macedonian Republic. Situated 29 km (18 m) apart from the town of Ohrid and only 1 kilometer (0.6 m) from the Albanian border, the monastery brings the Macedonian experience to a dramatic culmination. As with most Byzantine churches, St. Naum was chosen primarily for its location – on a high, rocky outcropping over the lake, above deep forests and life-giving springs of the river Crn Drim. The monastery complex and church of St. Naum were originally built at the turn of the tenth century by the monk that bear the same name; Macedonians believe you can still hear the saint’s heartbeat by pressing an ear to his stone coffin inside the church.
OSTROVO (Traditional Macedonian Restaurant)–Lake Coast of St. Naum
16:00 Returning to Ohrid
17:00 Visiting Paper Museum
The Handmade Paper Workshop – Ohrid has been printing paper since the 16th century and this museum-cum- shop has one of only two copies of the Gutenberg Press in the world. Staff is on hand to give a demonstration of the paper-making process (in excellent English) and the teeny museum also sells handmade paper products such as pretty gift bags and notebooks.
18:00 Free Activity Time
Coffee, walking around, shopping (souvenirs, pearls etc.)
Traditional Macedonian Restaurant-In the heart of the town, serving Macedonian food and enjoying Macedonian traditional music
Via Sacra Restaurant
09:00 Ancient Ohrid
Ancient Theater – The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country as the other three in Scupi, Stobi and Heraklea Lynkestis are from Roman times. The open theater has a perfect location: the two hills that surround it keep it protected from winds that could interfere with acoustics during performances.During Roman times, the theater was also used for gladiator fights.
Kaneo Church – -Saint John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking the Lake Ohrid and some parts of the city of Ohrid. Archaeologists believe that the church was constructed some time before the rise of the Ottoman Empire very likely in the 13th century.
Samuil Fortress – In Byzantine times, Ohrid was a large, important city and cultural center. For a short time in the early 11th century, it was also the capital of a Slavic empire ruled by Car Samuil. His fortress, situated on the hill in the center of modern Ohrid, crowns the city. Samuel’s fortress consumes the city’s skyline, and was once one of the most impregnable strongholds in the Balkans, with walls 3 km (1.8 m) long and 16 m (52 ft) high. Today, 18 towers and four gates still remain from the original structure. With its strategic location overlooking the town and the lake, it provides an ideal place for taking in the whole panorama of Ohrid and its surroundings.
14:00 Ohrid – Skopje