Old town of Ohrid. UNESCO heritage

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Greek
Guru: Apostolis
Registered on July 14, 2021

Since the age of 20, I Have been looking for a way to promote my magnificent city of Ohrid to the world. After getting a Bachelor's degree in Tourism in Greece, I returned in 2012 to fulfil my dream, and became a professional tour guide, proudly and generously presenting the magic that the town has to offer to the world. That very same dream encouraged me to open a tour agency, and nowadays, after many years of work and experience, being a tour guide has remained the biggest passion of all for me. Once more, I have the opportunity to present the magnificent town that is Ohrid to you, with the same enthusiasm that I had with my very first tour.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The city of Ohrid has quite a long history to offer. Located next to one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe, this place so called "The pearl of the Balkan" will astonish you  with its amazing breathtaking views. Throughout the centuries,

Ohrid has witnessed the taste of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Byzantineculture, the Ottoman Empire, but most of all, the influence of the Slavic migration, which is still present today.

I will take you to the heart of the city, where you will see the fortress of the Tsar Samuel from the XI century. From there, you will have the best view of one of the largest and clearest natural tectonic lakes in Europe, the lake of Ohrid.
Furthermore, I will take you to the oldest spot in the old city so far - the ancient theatre from the 2nd century B.C. We will continue through the narrow streets where I will present to you 2 unique workshops for handmade paper and handmade woodcrafts.

I will show you the famous Ohrid pearl and will tell you the secret how it's made. It is going to be one unforgettable experience!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    4Q7X+3M8, Ohrid, North Macedonia
    4Q7X+3M8, Ohrid, North Macedonia
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    I will be next to the monument of St clement at the central square

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Statue St. Clement from Ohrid

    The monument of St Clement, the founder of the Cyrillic alphabet

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Bellusso Silver & Pearls

    Ohrid pearls, the unique peaces of art specifically made from the fish in Ohrid Lake

  • 3
    Outside visit
    National Workshop For Handmade Paper Ljupcho Panevski

    One of the kind of workshops for production of paper, an ancient technology from the 2nd century B.C. from China

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Church of Saint Sophia

    The most famous church in Ohrid where the Ohrid Bishop was founded

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Papa's Food Ohrid

    Food store for homemade food and drinks that are typical for Ohrid region

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    Outside visit
    Ancient Macedonian Theatre of Ohrid

    The oldest spot in the old town of Ohrid. Ancient theater from thr 2nd century B.C.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Peter 11 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Apostolis is a friendly and informative guide and takes you around the centre of Ohrid (other more complex tours can be booked separately). Very enjoyable and a great way to spend the morning.
Ehsan 26 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
It was just the two of us, and Apostolis kindly conducted the tour. It was very interesting and allowed us to learn a lot about Macedonia and the geopolitical situation of the area.
shlomi 04 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Definitely recommend the tour to get a great glimpse of Ohrid and learn about things that you wouldn't otherwise discover. (Paper museum, process to make orchid pearls) Also apostolis knows a lot and truly enjoys what he does
Athena 04 Jan 2024

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Travelled in family - Jan 2024
Excellent! Absolutely recommended! Nice idea if you happen to be in the city
Nicholas 21 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Apostolis was such a great guide. During my first day in Ohrid he gave me a great historical and scenic tour of this beautiful city! Highly recommend this tour on the first days in Ohrid.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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