Ohrid (City of Pearls)

The City of Ohrid (Охрид) The city of Ohrid by the lake of the same name is a jewel in the Balkans. In 1979 the city was designated by UNESCO as a Cultural World Heritage Site. This popular tourist destination is a cultural treasure brimming with churches, monasteries, a few ruins, […]

Plaošnik – St. Panteleimon

St. Panteleimon & St. Clement, Sveti Pantelejmon i Sveti Kliment – Plaošnik. This church and monastery dedicated to St. Panteleimon is located on a very picturesque setting, just a few hundred meters below King Samuel’s fortress in Ohrid, above Lake Ohrid on an area called Plaošnik. Legends states that when […]

Ohrid – Sts. Constantine & Helen

Saints Constantine & Helen – Sveti Konstantin i Elena – Свети Константин и Елена in Ohrid (Охрид) This church dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen, is located in very close proximity to the Church of Our Lady the Most Glorious (Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos) on a hill overlooking the city of […]

Ohrid – St. Sophia

Saint Sophia – Sveta Sofija – Света Софија in Ohrid (Охрид) This church dedicated St. Sophia located in the old part of the town of Ohrid was built in the shape of a basilica in the 11th Century.  St. Sophia, known as Sophia the Martyr had three daughters, Faith, Hope and […]

Ohrid – St. Erasmus

Saint Erasmus – Sveti Erazmo (Свети Еразмо) On the E65 highway just a few kilometers from Ohrid you will find this jewel on the side of a rocky hill. During the 3rd century, St. Erasmus lived in this cave, healed the sick, and was very instrumental in spreading Christianity in […]

Ohrid – St. Nicholas (Sv Nikola Bolnichki)

St. Nicholas Hospital – Sv. Nikola Bolnichki – Св. Никола Болнички in Ohrid (Охрид) This hospital church, Sv Nikola Bolnichki, is located in the old part of the town Ohrid close to the lake and just opposite of St. Mary’s Hospital (Sv. Bogorodica Bolnička) The church was built in 1313.  […]

Ohrid – St. Mary’s Hospital (Bolnica)

St. Mary’s Hospital (Bolnichka) – Holy Mother Bolnichka – Sv. Bogorodica Bolnička – Св. Богородица Болничка Охрид This hospital (bolnica) church located in the old part of the town Ohrid close to the lake and just opposite of St. Nicholas Hospital (Sv. Nikola Bolnički) was built in the 14th Century.  […]

Kaneo – St. John the Theologian

Saint John the Theologian – Sveti Jovan Bogoslov – Свети Јован Богослов – Kaneo (Канео) On a peninsular cliff overlooking Lake Ohrid near the fishing village of Kaneo (west of the city Ohrid) is the church dedicated to the Apostle John. Written records establishing the founding of the church are […]

Kaneo – Birth of St. Mary

Church of the Birth of St. Mary – Sv. Mala Bogorodica – Цв. Мала Богородица in Kaneo (Канео) This church, dedicated to the Holy Virginy, is located on the Kaneo peninsula on Lake Ohrid just below the Church of St. John the Theologian (Sv. Jovan Kaneo).  Above the entry into […]