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by locals, quickly developed a wide network of committees and agents turning into a "state within the state" in much of Macedonia. The organization changed its name on several occasions, settling to IMRO in 1920. IMRO fought not only against the Ottoman authorities, but also against the pro-Serbian and pro-Greek parties in Macedonia, terrorising the population supporting them. On 30 August 1574, Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha installed his nephew Antonije Sokolović

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thumbnail left Ohrid by night. The ancient name of the city was Lychnidos, which probably means "city of light" (File:Ohrid by night.jpg) In antiquity the city was known under the ancient Greek (Greek language) name Λύχνιδος (''Lychnidos'') and Latin ''Lychnidus'',

%3Dlychnidus-harpers Lychnĭdus , Harry Thurston Peck, ''Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)'', on Perseus probably meaning "city of light", from λυχνίς (''lychnis'', gen. ''lychnidos''), "a precious stone that emits light", λυχνίς, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, ''A Greek-English Lexicon'', on Perseus from λύχνος (''lychnos''), "

;lamp, portable light". λύχνος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, ''A Greek-English Lexicon'', on Perseus By 879 AD, the town was no longer called Lychnidos but was referred to by the Slavs as ''Ohrid'', possibly from the Slavic (Slavic languages) words ''vo hrid'', meaning "on the hill", as the ancient town of Lychnidos was at the top of the hill. ref>

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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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. Nano is believed to be a potential investor of a hotel chain in Ohrid, FYROM while owning some holiday homes in the area. "Fatos Nano to buy hotels in Ohrid with compensation paid by weekly newspaper", Focus Information Agency, January 26, 2010. Nano received compensation from Italian news magazine L'espresso following a court decision after which

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, Solun Thessaloniki , Kukush Kilkis , Syar Serres , Odrin Adrianople and Xanthi). The date of the conflict between Ahtum and Csanád acting on behalf of King Stephen I is a controversial issue. The ''Long Life'' makes it clear that the conflict pre-dates St Gerard’s appointment as bishop of Cenad, which is known from other sources to have taken place in 1030. On the other hand, Ahtum is said to have been

baptized in Vidin, which was conquered by the Byzantine Emperor Basil II (976-1025) in 1002. As a consequence, many scholars (''e.g.'', C. A. Macartney, E. Glück, E. Fügedi) favor a late date, one or two years before St Gerard’s appointment. Others (''e.g.'', I. Bóna, Gy. Moravcsik) attempted to read the evidence of the ''Long Life'' against the political background of the early 11th century; pointing

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(from Greek, Περίβλεπτος) is an attribute given to her meaning "the Omnisicent and Clairvoyant". The benefactor was Progon Zgur, son in law of the Byzantine emperor Andronicus II. The church was painted by Michael and Eutychius, two young painters. Their work shows that styles later adopted in the Renaissance were already current in Byzantine art long before Gioto. The frescoes they painted have all the elements of the renaissance art except perspective. Important frescoes: (eastern

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. 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

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in the western world, dating before the 10th century. Transportation thumbnail left Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport (File:StPaultheApostleAirport-2.jpg) There is a nearby international airport, Ohrid Airport (now known as "St. Paul the Apostle Airport") that is open all year round. Sports FK Ohrid are a football (association football) team playing at the SRC Biljanini Izvori stadium in the city. As of the 2012–13 season they play in the second

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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


'''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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