Ohrid Lake


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, […]


Galičica (Galichica)

Mount Galičica (Галичица, Galichica) Mount Galičica (Galichica) and the Galičica National Park are situated between Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa.  Closer to the Ohrid side you will see a chapel dedicated to St. George and this is a great place to stop and enjoy the vistas of the lake, mountains […]

Mount Galichica & National Park

Two-toned blue boat on Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid – Охридско Езеро – Ohridsko Ezero Lake Ohrid is located by the city of the same name in the southwestern part of Macedonia.  This tectonic lake is one of the oldest and deepest in Europe.  The lake covers 358 square kilometers (138.2 square miles) and is 693 meters […]


Zaum – St. Mary

St. Mary– Holy Mother of God – Sveta Bogorodica Zahumska – Света Богородица Захумска near Zaum This church dedicated to St. Mary was built in 1299 and is located at Zaum on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid at the foot on Mount Galičica.  The frescoes were painted in 1361. […]


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 […]