Majestic City of Ohrid... „Величествениот град Охрид“

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Ohrid is an immortal town on the mythical Balkan, a magical hill of Macedonia whose primordial pulsation links ancient and modern times forever...

Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. The lake itself is over three million years old. Ohrid town is first mentioned in Greek documents from 353 BCE, when it was known as Lychnidos - or, “the city of light.” Only much later, in 879 CE, was it renamed Ohrid. The name probably derives from the phrase “Oh-rid” – meaning roughly, “Oh, what a cliff!” It comes from the time when the town was limited in a small area on the lake side of the hill, which in fact is a huge cliff rising above the lakeshore. The town as we know it today was built mostly between the 7th and 19th centuries. During the Byzantine period, Ohrid became a significant cultural and economic center, serving as an episcopal center of the Orthodox Church and as the site of the first Slavic university run by St. Kliment and St. Naum at the end of the 9th century. At the beginning of the 11th century, Ohrid briefly became the capital of the kingdom ruled by Car Samuil, whose fortress still presides over the city today.

In 1979 and in 1980, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as a 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.

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Comments (60)

tu-quoque on August 5, 2012

A shot and place of outstanding beauty! Great reflection-LIKE

CHO PIGU on August 6, 2012

Beautiful water reflection・・Fantastic!!


Elisabeth Zagorowski on August 6, 2012

Wonderful! Perfect! Like+YS. Best wishes. Ella

Stathis Chionidis on August 7, 2012

Fantastic city view, fine reflections and shot.LIKE.Stathis

诸相非相 on August 7, 2012

Beautiful light, colors and perspective. Warm greetings from China by 诸相非相

rodema on August 7, 2012

Really beautiful shot, great reflection. like!!. Best regards, rodema.

Dear Panoramio Friends,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, heel erg bedankt, どうもありがとうございました, köszönöm szépen, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, شكرا جزيلا, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, 非常感謝您, muito obrigado, ขอบคุณมาก, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, много ви благодаря, velice vám děkuji, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim, shumë falemnderit, liels paldies... thank you very much... for your visit, beautiful comments and your kind praise.

Best wishes from Macedonia.

Zygmunt Czarnecki on August 8, 2012

Wonderful, colorful composition. LIKE

Greetings from Poland. Zygmunt.

Santi.Rguezb on August 8, 2012

Wonderful shot!! Fantastic

Regards, Santi.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 8, 2012

Amezing! --like and YS --AnaM

Ela Vaida on August 13, 2012

Very beautiful view. LIKE !

Greetings, Ela.

pere oliver on August 14, 2012

hola,buena imagen buenos reflejos me gusta gracias por la visita saludos Pedro

Yuliya S. on August 23, 2012

Spectacular picture from this point of view , great colors - LIKE ● Wish you all the best ♥ Yuliya

Carlos Kist on September 1, 2012

Wow, fantastic photo and place, Like 54 + YS 9.Best wishes.Carlos

warabi hatogaya on September 4, 2012

The beautiful peaceful city where the color of the roof was unified. The wonderful mirror of water.

Maurice MAZELLIER on October 20, 2012

Fantastique..! , Image.** + Trés, Belles.. Couleurs.. - Bravo .. on Aime.. - Maurice.83- France..

Цветомир Борисов on October 23, 2012

amazing view of this amazing city!!! love the place so much! Big like and favorites-10

Zoran Velojić on May 12, 2013

Odličan snimak, dobar kolorit i refleksija. L

Gigi Sirbu on May 31, 2013

good shot.beautiful location of town.:)

Erol Barutçugil on February 4

Nicely framed composition, awesome details, stunning reflections. Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

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Photo taken in Kosta Abrash, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)

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