Ohrid travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ohrid

Also known as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans," the exceptionally beautiful Ohrid brings out the best of nature and archaic architectural heritage.

Discover captivating landscapes, historical monuments, and the 365 churches dotted throughout town and the tranquil waters of Lake Ohrid.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ohrid

1. Festivals

Ohrid has several festivals such as the Ohrid Summer Festival, which features performances from leading musicians and world music centers.

2. Attractive Sites

From Lake Ohrid to the city's 365 churches and the iconic Plaosnik Hill, Ohrid boasts a wide variety of sites that will completely mesmerize you.

3. Mouth-Watering Delicacies

Treat yourself to the fish at KANEO - Letna Bavcha and Restaurant or sample the crisp, mouthwatering pizzas as well as the excellent assortment of wines at the Via Sacra.

4. The Old Town's Architecture

The tall white houses with the typical dark edges, situated in narrow streets make this place quite distinctive.

5. Wine-Making Hub

There is a myriad of quality wine to choose from while in Ohrid at a relatively low price. Mid-range wines cost about ден200.

Where to Eat in Ohrid

Sample wood fired pizza for ден328 at Aleksandrija. Stop by Restoran Gladiator and enjoy your coffee or meal as you savor fantastic views.

When to visit Ohrid

Ohrid in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 25
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ohrid in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 25
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to visit Ohrid is from June to October when the weather is good, and rainfall is at its minimum.

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How to Get to Ohrid


Wizz Air arrives into TAV Ohrid Airport (OHD), which connects Ohrid with Tel Aviv, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Belgrade. Buses are available for transport from the airport to the city.


Travelling by car from Skopje takes about three hours at a distance of 123 miles. There's a direct route from Ohrid to Skopje via Kičevo, but also a more scenic road via Debar and through Mavrovo National Park.


Balkanviator offers bus service from Skopje, which is the easiest way to get to Ohrid. Buses from Skopje take 3.5 hours and cost ден520 one way.

Airports near Ohrid

Airlines serving Ohrid

Good (1,067 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,328 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (945 reviews)
Excellent (301 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (155 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (267 reviews)
Good (214 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (26 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (87 reviews)
Good (279 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (161 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (214 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (28 reviews)
Croatia Airlines
Good (20 reviews)
Good (26 reviews)
Wizz Air UK
Okay (20 reviews)
Excellent (4 reviews)
Air Cairo
Good (2 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Excellent (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ohrid

Experience a touch of class at the Inex Gorica, which is nestled right on the lake's shore, a few minutes' taxi drive from the city. Indulge in absolute luxury at the Villa Germanoff, which is also right on the shore of Lake Ohrid.

Popular neighbourhoods in Ohrid

Kosel - Kosel is a village near Ohrid that is situated not far from the volcano Duvalo.

Struga - Struga is a quieter town lying on the shore of Lake Ohrid and is home to the Struga Old Bazaar.

Elani - Elani is located 6.2 miles south of the city of Ohrid and extends over the slopes of Galičica Mountain, a short distance away from Lake Ohrid.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ohrid

Most booked hotels in Ohrid

Su Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 80+
Hotel Tino
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 50+
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How to Get Around Ohrid

Public Transportation

Travel conveniently by Balkanviator bus for short trips to the city of Ohrid or areas adjacent to it. Bus fares can start anywhere from ден520.


Taxis can be found almost anywhere in the city and the fares commonly cost ден40 for the first 0.62 miles covered and ден25M per subsequent 0.62 miles covered.


Having a vehicle gives you the liberty to explore and discover Ohrid at your pace. Budget and Avis are available in town. You can get a car starting at ден1149.54 per day.

The Cost of Living in Ohrid

Shopping Streets

Get a selection of handicrafts like leather wallets at the Knigovez Workshop and Gift Shop. Also, you can buy food and groceries at the famed Old Bazaar.

Groceries and Other

A bag of fresh food produce at the local grocery stores costs about ден300.

Cheap meal
C$ 4.68
A pair of jeans
C$ 50.65
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.58
C$ 1.18