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  • Harry R
    Ramat Hasharon, Israel375 contributions
    On the western shore of the lake in the historic town of Ohrid there is a nice promenade with cafes and restaurants overlooking the lake.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Γιώργος Ε
    Aridaia, Greece334 contributions
    Very nice place to visit. The monastery is very nice to see. There are many places around to eat, churches to visit. We go there with boat from Ohrid with 20 euros per person.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Joyce261
    14126710173 contributions
    The journey to the church is very picturesque and offers great views across the lake. The grounds of the church are easy to navigate. History is described In English. Boatmen hover and provide transport to the town by boat.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Tino
    Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia11 contributions
    Galicica National Park, known for its rich and rare nature and unique beauty, in 1958 was declared a national park in order to preserve the flora and fauna and the natural appearance of Mount Galicica. About 2/3 of the Park is included in the boundaries of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region, inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

    Galicica National Park is located in the southwestern part of Macedonia, on the Galicica mountain massif, including parts of its branches East and Petrino, as well as the island of Golem Grad in Lake Prespa. Mount Galicica is part of the Sharo-Pind mountain system. The large open areas towards Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, which limit it from the east and west, contribute to its clear visual separation as a separate unit.

    The altitude of the mountain massif Galicica in Macedonia ranges from 695 meters above sea level. (the level of Lake Ohrid), ie 850 meters above sea level. (the level of Lake Prespa), up to 2265 m. on the border pillar F10. More striking elevations that dominate the relief are: Magaro-2254 m; Lako Signoj-1984 m.n.v .; Goga-1737 m.n.v. etc.

    The basic geological base of Galicica is made of Paleozoic metamorphic silicates, covered with a layer of massive porous limestone, 500-550 m thick. Due to the porosity of the massive limestones, there is an underground connection between Lake Prespa and Lake Ohrid, which has been scientifically confirmed. The waters of Lake Prespa on the western slopes of Galicica spring up on many coastal and underwater karst springs. The most impressive karst springs on Lake Ohrid are the springs at the monastery of St. Nahum. They consist of 30 underwater and 15 coastal springs, with a total capacity of about 7.5 cubic meters of water per second.

    The park is a hotbed of biodiversity in the region, but also beyond, globally. The park stands out from other areas of similar size due to the exceptional wealth of habitats and species in a relatively small area. On an area of ​​approximately 24,000 hectares, there are more than 37 habitat types, 40 plant communities, about 1600 taxa of vascular plants, over 143 species of lichenoid fungi, more than 480 species of fungi and over 3279 taxa of fauna. There are 4 taxa of invertebrates and 13 of vertebrates that are considered globally endangered in the park. Hundreds of rare and protected species in the park are represented by significant populations. Some of them are found only within the park: 29 taxa of algae, 12 species of vascular plants, 68 taxa of invertebrates and 4 taxa of vertebrates. In addition, the park is inhabited by a large number of taxa found only in Macedonia or the Balkans: 46 taxa of higher plants, 89 taxa of invertebrates and 14 taxa of vertebrates.

    The cultural-historical region contains several layered values. They consist primarily of the geographical-environmental properties of Lake Ohrid and the mountain ranges that represent the border of the protected region. Using the lake as a basic source of life, many generations have left behind syntheses of the natural, rural and urban. From the many cultural and historical monuments on the territory of the Park, the most important are: the monastery "St. Nahum ", the church" St. Bogorodica Zahumska ”, the archeological sites on the island of Golem Grad and many others.

    As a complex, the park, together with Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, is a relatively limited area with very rich biodiversity, high degree of heterogeneity and endemism and in that sense is considered a very valuable site in Europe.
    Written December 27, 2021
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  • Akrido
    Samokov, Bulgaria104 contributions
    You can nowadays drive up to it but we chose to walk. On the map it isn't far but on foot it feels very vertical. There has clearly been some renovation work done, and half of the wall is accessible by solid stairs. It is a work in progress. If in Ohrid it is worth a visit, not least for the exercise. Maybe not the best reconstituted fort in Europe but nevertheless a fine one. Modest entry fee of €1.
    Written May 29, 2021
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  • Janet R. DeSimone
    2 contributions
    An interesting and accurate replica of water dwelling people may years ago. I could almost visualize the form inhabitants. Easy to get to and easy to view.
    Written February 10, 2022
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  • Mihai T
    Bucharest, Romania89 contributions
    The church is impresive and worth a visit. I m sad that i didnt go inside because was night and it was closed.
    Written August 19, 2021
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  • Joyce261
    14126710173 contributions
    Wow! Totally unexpected welcome from the proprietor. We wandered in from the street and then had a personal demonstration of how paper was made. The workshop is very small but packed with examples of hand made paper in various sizes and colours. So much knowledge and products in one small space. Really worth popping your head in. We bought some prints of the local area in black and white which are fantastic!
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Mihai T
    Bucharest, Romania89 contributions
    Very nice architecture and nice interior. History is explained in english also. Worth a visit. Very beautifull city.
    Written August 19, 2021
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  • Joyce261
    14126710173 contributions
    Worth the trip down the hill. Beautifully restored church and courtyard. It has been restored inside and you can see the skill of the craftsmanship in the painted walls and ceiling along with the brickwork. Walking around the grounds you get a feel for how the site was originally.

    The university are involved and there is ongoing restoration work.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Film G
    New England857 contributions
    This theatre is in good shape (has been carefully renovated) and is still actively used. No signage. You’re welcome to walk around, sit on the stones.
    Written August 13, 2021
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  • Film G
    New England857 contributions
    Not only can you view the church (much was destroyed by the Ottomans, who turned it into a mosque — since rebuilt) but the surrounding area has been settled for nearly 3000 years. So, quite a bit of history to soak in. Needs a guide. Signage is sparse to say the least. Excellent views.
    Written August 13, 2021
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  • Catherine V
    65 contributions
    Just entering these two traditional houses is interesting and a pleasure. The furnishings and family photographs of the former owners are fascinating as is the rich decoration and furnishings in the rooms, such as the intricate wood carving decoration that the area was famous for. On other floors some of the remarkable archaeology finds in the area as excavation reveals more and more of the history of the area.
    Written September 17, 2019
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  • Goran I
    Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia124 contributions
    Very nice and reach collection of icons worth to be seen especially to see them in original in the same way they were seen in the world's major cities and art capitals
    Written September 25, 2020
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  • Muhammad T
    Rawang, Malaysia74 contributions
    The mosque is quite beautiful with a clean compound. I regret because there is no time to pray in it, visiting time is very short!
    Written December 1, 2017
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