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BEST OF OHRID

ORTHODOX CHURCH OF STS. CLEMENT & PANTELEJMON

Kuzman Kapidan. A Byzantine beauty whose precise origins are shrouded in mystery and that’s thought to have been built on the site where the Glagolitic script, the forerunner to today’s Cyrillic script, was created. Briefly converted into a mosque by the Ottomans during the 15th century, unlike many similar churches the magic surrounding this place …

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LAKE OHRID

Half in North Macedonia and half in neighbouring Albania to the west, Lake Ohrid is among Europe’s oldest and deepest lakes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and covering 388 square kilometres, at its deepest the bottom lies almost 300 metres below the surface. Rich in marine life including the famous Ohrid trout—available on …

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AMPHITHEATRE

Dating from around 200BC, the remains of this spectacular outdoor theatre laid buried and forgotten for centuries before being discovered completely by accident in the 1980s. The former location of gladiator battles and murdering Christians is nowadays used for less violent affairs and is a popular location for all manner of theatrical and musical performances …

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