Travel: Places To Visit In Ohrid, North Macedonia

Have you heard of Ohrid, the ‘Pearl of the Balkans’? The city in northern Macedonia is well worth a visit – and who better to introduce you to it than a local? Gjoko Kostoski has a few tips for you, starting with a boat trip on Lake Ohrid – one of the oldest lakes on earth. For a culinary treat, here you’ll find tasty Ohrid trout. Watch the video to find out how the lake is connected to the secret of Ohrid’s pearls – popular with tourists and royalty alike. Gjoko also recommends a visit to Samuel’s Fortress, and the well-preserved old town. Medieval Ohrid – with its wealth of cultural monuments, churches, and monasteries – was a holy center of Christianity, known as the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’.

5 recommendations for Ohrid: 00:00 Intro 00:31 Visit Samuel’s Fortress 00:59 A stroll though the old city 03:22 Visit a pearl craft shop 05:00 Take a boat ride on Lake Ohrid 05:50 Try Ohrid trout

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