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Free tour

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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Highlights

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

  • 6
    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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4.74
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4.75
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4.78
Quality
4.66
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4.74
Glyn 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Great walk with lots of information given
jérémy 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Everything was just great ! It felt more like a friendly walk than a tour, with lovely views and discussions. The artisinal craft shops were a very good surprise, and so was the food tasting. We could talk about just anything with the guide, which really made it interesting.
Monja 15 Jul 2024
Phnom Penh

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
I really enjoyed this tour. It was fun and informative! My favorite part was tasting the garlic paste and walnut paste and drinking the sour cherry rakyia. I learned a lot more about Macedonia's role in ex Yugoslavia and the Balkans. I would highly recommend tours with Apostolis. He truly loves Ohrid!
willem 12 Jul 2024
Gemert

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Great tour through the amazing town of Ohrid. With this tour you will also visit multiple local and traditional workshops.
נאוה 10 Jul 2024
Kfar Yona

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
A very nice guide, a very beayifyl rout
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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