Tourism in Ohrid - Macedonia Travel & Leisure
Welcome to Ohrid Travel & Leisure! Ohrid is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, attracting tourists not only in summer and winter - which in the mountain regions is almost as busy a season as summer - but also in the in-between seasons. Visitors are drawn particularly from neighboring Serbia and Bulgaria, as for them there is no language problem, Serbia and Bulgaria, as for them there is no language problem, but also from Greece and Turkey. It is the scenic beauties to be found in all the places which are the main reason for inducing large numbers of tourists to spend their holidays in Ohrid year after year. But, in addition, Ohrid is home to the largest cultural institutions of the country! There is a legend supported by observations by the 17th century Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi that there were 365 chapels within the town boundaries, one for every day of the year. Today this number is significantly smaller. Church of St. Sophia, Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon, Church of St. John at Kaneo, Church of St. George, Church of St. Zaum, Icon Gallery-Ohrid, Monastery of Saint Naum, Church of St. Petka, Church of St. Stefan, Vestiges of basilicas from the early-Christian time, e.g. Basilica of St. Erazmo (4th century), Robevi family house, museum of archeology, Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, Church of St. Vrači, with frescos from the 14th century. A 14th-century icon from the church is depicted on the obverse of the 1000 denars banknote, issued in 1996 and 2003. Besides being a holy center of the region, it is also the source of knowledge and pan-Slavic literacy. The restored Monastery at Plaošnik was actually one of the oldest Universities in the western world, dating before the 10th century. Ohrid is also home to Vila Biljana, which serves as an official residence of the President of Macedonia. Ohrid. The Robevi House is a famous and historic building in Ohrid, Macedonia. It was built in its current state in 1863–1864 by Todor Petkov from a village Gari near Debar. Today the house is a protected cultural monument and belongs to the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments and National Museum.