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destination du mois : Janvier

OHRID in Macedonia

 

ohrid is the most touristic place of the country, because it’ s situated on the lake of ohrid, this lake is a paradise for people during most of the year, it always have something to give to visitors.

the city is incredible, historically and naturally, there are so many treasures to discover, villages around are typical, the old town is wonderful and having a walk in the streets is always a pleasure.

in summertime tourist are thousands crossing the old town to have a swim in the oldest and deepest lake of europe. temperature of water can easily reach 26° at the end of the season.

the city is really exciting with a lot of restaurants and pubs really lively late at night. people from all the balkans and some from western europe come to visit this city and enjoy the food and wine. nobody can keep insensible to Hajvar, this red pepper stew is amazing on some bread with white macedonian cheese and some wine. (traminec is maybe the best white sweet wine in balkans).

to dicover lake Ohrid is a real expedition through ages and cultures cause this lake is also boarder with albania ( Pogradec city is one day visit really exciting cause totally different from the macedonian side), there are many churches and monasteries aroud and u can also during winter time enjoy ski at the resort near Sveti Naum.

To do:

Events

  • Ohrid Summer Festival – The Ohrid Summer Festival is one of the largest and most important music and drama festivals in Macedonia. The first concert took place in 1961 in the church of St. Sophia, with its exceptional acoustics. The festival in Ohrid has a particular international flavour because of the participation of a large number of leading musicians and ensembles from the best known European and world music centers. There have been participants from 44 countries. This Festival has a solid reputation as it has gradually become part of the large family of the most famous European music festival. The Ohrid Summer Festival has its own sound conceptions, and it is able to draw up a musical program that includes artists of world renown. The Ohrid Summer Festival is held each year from July 12 to August 20.
  • Ohrid Swimming Marathon – Each year, in the second half of July, the swimming elite throughout the world gathers in Ohrid and, starting from the monastery St. Naum, they swim along the Lakeshore to the town harbour, approximately a 30-km route. Since 1998 the Ohrid Swimming Marathon has entered in the World Swimming Club of the 12 worldwide held marathons under the patronage of FINA-The World Swimming Association.
  • The Balkan Folklore Festival – Member of the UNESCO Association of The International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folklore Art, and The International Organization for Folklore Art. This festival has so far presented numerous original songs and dances from folk culture for more than 30 years. About 1,200 ensembles with 42,000 members have taken part in the festival.

 

To get out:

Mezzoforte , club Nemo, and Jazz in, 3 places with nice people cheap and strong drink , nice music and lovely girls.


 

destination du mois : Janvier dans Non classé Oh10 Samoil_thb dans Non classé

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to go there :

you can reach Ohrid from Skopje in bus (3hours) or from Bitola (1h20), The bus station is a bit far from the center but it definitely desserve a visit.

there is an airport near the city with flights to germany and switzerland with lowcost and from slovenia , UK and many places in Europe.

to sleep :

the best way to have a cheap sleep and a nice moment is to rent a place in local houses with local people and local rakia to enjoy the meeting.

hostels are expensive and hospitality system is not yet really good so u wont find people on couchsurfing, hospitalityclub or globalfreeloaders.

Come to see it and enjoy OHRID the pearl of the lake and of Macedonia.

 

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