Best Things To Do in Ohrid, Macedonia

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Ohrid.

Ohrid may not be as popular as other cities in Macedonia, but don’t let that fool you. Ohrid is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Ohrid.

If you have plans to visit Macedonia and are not sure if Ohrid should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Ohrid and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Ohrid

Here is the list of things to do in Ohrid and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Lake Ohrid

    4.8 (11 Votes)
    Lake Ohrid


    Address: Lake Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia

    Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes with three beautiful cities that have settled round – Ohrid, Pogradec and Struga. The lake has a maximum depth of 940 feet ad covers 350 square kilometres on area- of this 248 square kilometres belongs to Macedonia while the rest falls in the boundary of Albania. The lake was for...Read more
  2. National Park Galichica

    4.7 (6 Votes)
    National Park Galichica

    National Park

    Address: National Park Galichica, Macedonia (FYROM)

    Covering an area of 205 square kilometres, the National Park Galicica extends between lake Ohrid and Lake Prispa and crosses the boundary of Albania. The national park is divided into two parts- Stara Galicica  (that extents to the south of the Polce pass) and Galicica that covers the northern side. Beneath the lush-green forests and grazin...Read more
  3. Church Of St. John At Kaneo

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)

    St. Jovan Kaneo stands on a cliff that overlooks the Kaneo beach and Lake Ohrid. This is one of those buildings that looks fascinating even from a distance. The stone construction with detailed arches, the central dome that extends upwards into and hexagonal tower and its rectangular layout are reminiscent of Byzantine architecture but a few peo...Read more
  4. St.naum Of Ohrid

    4.8 (63 Votes)
    St.naum Of Ohrid

    Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Р501, 6320, Macedonia (FYROM)

    The Monastery of Saint Naum was founded by Saint Naum in 905 during the time of the Bulgarian Empire. Saint Naum was a notable writer and teacher during the medieval period. He was the disciple of Saints Cyril and Methodius who were  credited for being the founder of Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts. St Naum was also one of the founders of t...Read more
  5. Holy Mary Perybleptos

    4.8 (4 Votes)
    Holy Mary Perybleptos

    Church, Religious Site

    Address: Clement's University, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)

    Popular for its fine frescoes by painted by masters Michael and Eutychius, the Church of Our Lady Perivlepta is the finest example of Byzantine art. The church dates back to the 13th century and was built by Progon Zgu- the son-in-law of Andronicus II who was a Byzantine Emperor. If you are an art enthusiast, you can appreciate just how differen...Read more
  6. Sveti Kliment Ohridski Image

    Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Kuzman Kapidan, Ohrid 6000, Republic of Macedonia

    The Sveti Kliment Ohridski dates back to the 9th century and even through it was established as a church, for a long time in its history, it was also used as a mosque. The place is most popular for being one of the first centres for Slavic language and shares its history with Saint Clement himself who died here in the early 10th century along wi...Read more
  7. National Workshop For Handmade Paper Ljupcho Panevski

    Address: Tsar Samoil 44, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)

    Printing papers has been a major industry in Ohrid since the 16th century and even though the art of making hand-made paper is long gone, the National Workshop for Handmade Paper is one of the only two places in the region where this skill is still preserved. You can learn about the procedure used to make hand-made paper by using a Gutenberg Pre...Read more
  8. Saint Sophia

    4.7 (12 Votes)
    Saint Sophia

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Tsar Samoil 88, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)

    One of the most familiar structures of Macedonia, you can find the Church of St. Sophia printed on the Macedonian 1000 bank note! The Church is one of the most important historic structures in the republic that dates back to the medieval period- built during the First Bulgarian Empire as a Bulgarian Orthodox church. However, during the reign of ...Read more
  9. Bay Of Bones Museum

    4.5 (42 Votes)
    Bay Of Bones Museum

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    Address: Р501, Macedonia (FYROM)

    The Bay of the Bones Museum is an archaeological complex that offers the history of the region since ancient times. The open museum consists of reconstructed huts connected by a beautiful wooden bridge. The recreated settlement has 24 houses that surround the bridge and together depict the pile-dwelling located under the lake.  The museum s...Read more