What is Ohrid known for?

international summer

level and is situated near Lake Prespa. Resen is also the only town in the Prespa Lake area and is the seat of Resen Municipality. Summerschool Since the first International Summer School in Kortenberg in 2004 it became an annually returning event. During the summer school there are speakers, workshops and excursions concerning a specific political issue or theme. In 2005 it took place in Lunteren (Netherlands), 2006 in Birstonas (Lithuania), 2007 in Würzburg

life time

, Katowice, Warsaw * - Cluj-Napoca Jancic became Professor of Piano Studies at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and was one of last staff to continue teaching despite of the war. At great personal risk he continued to give performances during the siege of Sarajevo until he left the city in the spring 1993. "It was experience of a life time to teach and perform in such life threatening conditions," he said

recurring events

tier of the Macedonian Football League system. The Ohrid Swimming Marathon is an international open water swimming competition, established in always taking place in the waters of the Ohrid Lake. The swimmers are supposed to swim from monastery of Saint Naum to the Ohrid harbor. Recurring events * Ohrid Summer Festival, annual theater and music festival from July to August * Ohrid Choir Festival, annual international choir festival at the end

wooden high

preserved wooden high icon screen in Macedonia. In the side chamber it is popular to get down on your knees and try to listen the heart of St. Naum. Around the church look for the peacocks including a rare albino one. Bigger part of the dormitories of the monastery are turned into a hotel now. Near the monastery there is a chapel with holy water and before are the big springs with a lovely cafe on a small island inside the springs. It is possible (and a great experience) to take a boat tour

poetry book

" is due to be nominated as a master piece of the spiritual heritage in UNESCO. In its publishing activity, the Republic of Macedonia has presented the Monography of Koco Racin and poetry book by Aco Sopov within the UNESCO'S representative works. In 2003, one of the bigger projects was the implementation of the exhibition in Skopje, called "Dialogs" Macedonian artists of today”, which was held from March 7 until April 1 in the Miro hall

species called

or services - and even gas stations there may not have air pumps. Eat Restaurants and hotels throughout Macedonia are proudly displaying Ohrid trout (Ohridska pastrmka) on their menus because it is very delicious but it is illegal to catch the fish along the Macedonian shoreline of Lake Ohrid. Please do not support or encourage the consumption of the trout. Ohrid trout, an ancient living fish, is in severe danger. There is also another trout species called Belvica. Some popular restaurants in Ohrid


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by Edward Hays,1997,ISBN 978-0-939516-37-7,page 82: "... He sent word to Samuel, the ruler in the Bulgarian capital of Ohrid, that he was returning 15,000 of his prisoners of war. ..." From 990 to 1018 Ohrid was also the seat of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. Paul Robert Magocsi, ''Historical Atlas of Central Europe'', (University of Washington Press, 2002), 10. After the Byzantine (Byzantine Empire) reconquest of the city in 1018 by Basil II

under Basil II Use of the name "Sklavines" as a nation on its own was discontinued in Byzantine records after circa 836 as those Slavs in the Macedonia region became a population in the First Bulgarian Empire. Originally two distinct peoples, ''Sklavines'' and ''Bulgars'', the Bulgars assimilated the Slavic language identity whilst maintaining the Bulgarian demonym and name of the empire. Slavic influence in the region strengthened along with the rise of this state, which

of the 10th century, much of what is now Republic of Macedonia became the political and cultural center of the First Bulgarian Empire under Tsar Samuil (Samuil of Bulgaria); while the Byzantine emperor Basil II came to rule the eastern part of the empire (what is now Bulgaria), including the then capital Preslav, in 972. A new capital was established at Ohrid, which also became the seat of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. From then on, the Bulgarian model became an integral

critical time

parallels to some youthful search for meaning of their own in Michele's journey. He reminds us of a critical time in many of our lives, when childhood is finally behind us, but the road ahead is quite uncertain."'' A copy of the book can be found in all Ohrid`s bookstores and there is no difference in price between different stores. Bulgarian translation of the same book is available, as well. '''Short History of the Macedonian People''' by '''Risto Stefov''' was published in Ohrid in 2011

great long

. It has a great long but narrow beach with the cleanest waters on the lake. It has couple of good small lakeside fish and barbecue restaurants and a bar on the left side of the beach. If you don't like the beach or it seems crowded take one of the small boats and ask to be taken to one of the isolated beaches around the village and enjoy the lake by yourself, the boat will come back for you at arranged time (50-100 denars). *'''Ljubaništa village''' – Many people seem to like it, probably because


'''Ohrid''' ( ) is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city (List of cities in the Republic of Macedonia) in the country with over 42,000 inhabitants as of 2002. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)". Between past and future: civil-military relations in post-communist Balkan states, Biljana Vankovska, Håkan Wiberg, I.B.Tauris, 2003, ISBN 1-86064-624-7, p. 71. "The Mirror of the Macedonian Spirit, Zlate Petrovski, Sašo Talevski, Napredok, 2004, ISBN 978-9989-730-38-2, page 72: "... and Macedonia in the Cathedral Church St. Sofia in the Macedonian Jerusalem — Ohrid..." The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen (Resen (town)) and Bitola. In 1979 and in 1980, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In fact, Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

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