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Tsar Samuel's Fortress

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Address: Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Phone Number: 38946266670
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From the Fortress you will have the most impressive view over Ohrid and the lake. It's a litlle long walk, but it pays out. Remember to have the right fodwear.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the Fortress you will have the most impressive view over Ohrid and the lake. It's a litlle long walk, but it pays out. Remember to have the right fodwear.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have to go up many steep streets to reach this fortress. Use google maps otherwise you could get lost! Signage is not great & many streets and pathways are cut off due to construction.

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Thank Gkez1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are able to look over the lake, high mountains, Ohrid (old and new city) and the port of Ohrid. A must see in Ohrid!

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Trebon, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so old, it is actually a fortress, which was built on one much older. It must be one of Macedonian culture origins. It is worth seeing. It gives perfect view to surroundings (including lake) and to all place - top of hill with former and still existing buildings.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old fortification overlooking city and lake. as I like fortresses and the history around, it was a must. But it has to be stated that its just the wall to walk, the rest is not really cared for and not worth to see.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you need to do it- walk through the old town and then up up up to enjoy the view of the Ohrid Lake. Its a hard walk, but worth it :-)

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a must to do in Ohrid town. Find your way up to the hill and park your car just in front of the main gate. Then its an easy walk up to the hill through a very nice old houses and many apartmants. On the way you will see also an old amphitheatre. The view from the walls of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is at the top of a hill overlooking Ohrid old town. I'd recommend taking a taxi up which is really cheap as it's really steep. Our villa was 3km away and it cost 165 dinar. The castle itself is a bit bare with no information at all on its history. The saving grace is the views from the... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just Visit the place its the only way, in the summer when life is in full swing, its safe, its interesting

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a euro to get in fantastic views but unless you take a local guide there is no way to learn about the history. A great walk up from the city and its nice to go down through the woods to hit the St John's kaneo church. Then back to the d city for a drink by the lake.

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