Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ohrid, Macedonia

Ohrid, with its old Byzantine town by its lake, is in my opinion, the prettiest place in Macedonia. Nothing beats a clear lake with old architecture!

The town is famous for its numerous Orthodox churches and monasteries. In fact, there are 365 of them, one for each day of the year. The most photographed one is St Jovan Kaneo, perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Ohrid.

One intriguing observation was an excavation site of an early Christian basilica, dating between the 4th-6th century A.D. Of particular interest were the mosaics that were discovered.

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