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Private One Day Tour of Ohrid from Tirana

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10 Hours
Tirana
Ohrid

Join us in this Day Tour of Ohrid & Ohrid Lake to explore the best of UNESCO Sites, Astonishing Lake View, local culture and Food. During this Day Tour from Tirana we will visit some of the ancients Orthodox Heritage of Ohrid. It is also called as the “Balkans Jerusalem”. Explore also in its fullest the Ohrid Lake and its remarkable Natural resources.

Tour Details

According to an UNESCO article, the town of Ohrid is one of the Oldest Human Settlements in Europe. Furthermore, it lies in the shores of Ohrid, one of the oldest lakes in the world as well. In addition,  it has been in centuries a crossway if different Cultures, traditions, and different invasions.

Called as the “Jerusalem of the Balkan”, Ohrid has played a huge role in the spread of Slavic Orthodoxy. It has had 365 Churches, one per each day of the year and dating from the 11th Century.

Departure & Return Location

Tirana 

Departure Time

08:00

Price Includes

  • Comfortable AC Car
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Tickets in the mentioned attractions
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Road Taxes and Car Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Lunch / Snacks
  • Any Private Expenses or Tips

Complementaries

  • Comfortable Shoes and Clothes
  • Sunscreen / Hat
What to Expect

During this Day Tour of Ohrid Lake from Tirana we will be able to visit 4 major cities in Albania and Macedonia. The main focus will be Ohrid and its highlights, but we also are passing by Pogradec, Struga, and Tushemisht for getting a city feel. In addition, along the tour we will visit: 

 

  • The Samuel's Fortress in Ohrid
  • St. John Church in Ohrid
  • Old Bazaar and Local Neighborhood in Ohrid
  • Monastery of St. Naum
  • Village of Tushemisht in the Albanian border.
Itinerary

First Visit Samuel's Fortress in Ohrid

Leaving Tirana at 09:00 we will head toward the South-East of Albania. After entering the Macedonian Border the first city is Struga, named after an ancient local legend of a young boy.
Ohrid is situated next to Stuga, on the shores of the same lake for centuries has been the place when different cultures have to meet each other. Founded from Ancient Ilirain and Greek tribes it has passed into many different riling systems such as Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, Turkish, Serbian, Yugoslavia and lately being part of the Independent Republic of North Macedonia.
Situated into the Hills of the City it was built under the rule of Bulgarian Tsar Samuil on thr 10th Century. It is believed that it has built-in the settlements of an ancient fortification of 4th century BCE, build by Philip 2nd.

Second Visit St John Church

Situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid, North Macedonia. The church is dedicated to John of Patmos, the writer of Revelation, who has been by some considered to be the same person as John the Apostle.

Third Visit City Tour and Old Bazaar Area

Visit the City center and the Old Bazaar area where we will see the typical houses of Ohrid. Most of the city is paved in Stone, a reason why it was first called Lyhnidas coming from the Latin Language (a precious stone that emits light.

4th Visit Monastery of St Naum

After the visits of Ohrid we will drive toward the Monastery of Sveti Naum. This monastery is also at the same time also where St Naum is buried. It is a holy place where people from all over the world came to practice their religion. Furthermore, the Monastery Complex was part of Albanian border from 1912 – 1925 where it was returned to Yugoslavia.
Visit at Tushemisht
Leaving Macedonian border we will head toward Albania and stop at Tushemisht. Different from most of the Villages if the Albanian Part, it is very similar to Ohrid with the main Orthodox religion.
In addition, we will drive to Tirana where will be the end of our tour.

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