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Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country with over 42,000 inhabitants as of 2002. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)".  In antiquity the city was known under the ancient Greek: Lychnidos and Latin: Lychnidus, probably meaning "city of light". By 879 AD, the town was no longer called Lychnidos but was referred to by the Slavs as Ohrid, possibly from the Slavic words "vo hrid", meaning "on the hill", as the ancient town of Lychnidos was at the top of the hill.

The Ohrid Lake and its bubbling underground springs

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The Ohrid Lake and its bubbling, underground springs

Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest lakes in the world, often referred to be the second oldest lake on the planet. Several times we have already reported about the lake whose water still has the quality of drinkable water and its environment in the Galicica National Park.

Autumnal city tour in Ohrid with Camper friends

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Autumnal city tour in Ohrid with Camper friends

It is quite chilly in the morning and the sky is overcastted with clouds. We want to begin our way to Ohrid, because our friends Julia and Davide, on our advice, only have a few days time for the Campsite Rino next to the lake before following their own schedule and time table to Albania.

Day trip to Lychnidos - today called Ohrid

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Day trip to Lychnidos - today called Ohrid

Early in the morning of the following day we had arranged to meet with Perparims father for a trip to the nearby town of Ohrid on the same named lake. We took the advantage of a narrow, winding road along the lakeshore, which led us directly into the city center.

Ohrid - lovely city hike with Marta and Luis

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Ohrid - lovely city hike with Marta and Luis

What we really love within Camping, is meeting with people from different countries and learn about their ideas of traveling and outdoor. For sure, sometimes you have to be careful, not to disturb people, but mostly they like exchange too very much.

Misho Yuzmeski - writer and hiking guide of Galičica

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Misho Yuzmeski - writer and hiking guide of Galičica

Coming into an area, that "virgin" is a relative good expression for, means a region that still seems to be relatively undeveloped, you are very grateful if you meet someone who has devoted precisely on this problem.

Culture Region of Ohrid - The Museum on the Water

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Culture Region of Ohrid - The Museum on the Water

The fish-rich Lake Ohrid and the strategic location attracted the first settlers in the region of Ohrid more than 5000 years ago. The oldest skeletal remains in the city of Ohrid dating from the 4th millennium BC.

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