day trip to Ohrid Town

A delightful day trip to Ohrid

In the morning, Simon and I had a quick breakfast, then went on a day trip to Ohrid Town. Meanwhile, Ana and Tim decided to spend a lazy day by the lake, in Lagadin.

The buses come quite frequently and on time and you pay the fare with the driver. Therefore it’s all very simple and easy, should you decide to travel this way.

Day Trip to Ohrid Town

In Ohrid, we mostly wandered through the old, narrow, cobble-stoned streets, then took a walk on the docks and visited the Byzantium Church of Saint Sophia.

Here are some images, to get an idea of what you can see in Ohrid Town:

day trip to ohrid town

Images © Ana Maria Gavrilă
(Ana and Tim went to Ohrid Town the following day.)

The latter is supposed to be one of Macedonia’s most important monuments, and it’s really worth the visit. The interior is stunning, with beautiful frescoes. The feeling of the passing of time can become quite overwhelming as you try to take everything in, but you can come back to your senses in the church’s green courtyard.

We finished our day trip to Ohrid Town with some shopping: Simon needed swimming trunks. While he was checking stuff out,  I acquired some water goggles and chatted with the shop assistant. She said that we were very lucky to stay in Lagadin, as it is one of the nicest and most peaceful places by Lake Ohrid, and that it’s not your go-to tourist location.

Swimming and Snorkeling in Lagadin

When we returned to Lagadin, we spent the rest of the day on the beach, went swimming in the lake and did a bit of snorkelling, as it’s quite populated with fish.

PS. I met the tortoise from the featured image on the lawn of St. Sophia. 🙂

What about you?

Would you have stayed to rest on the beach in Lagadin?

Or would you have preferred the day trip to Ohrid Town, to explore a new place?


Quick Guide to Lake Ohrid – Part 2 of 3

Go back to Part 1 or ahead to Part 3.

what to visit

What to see

Byzantium Church of Saint Sophia in Ohrid
Address: 
Naehe See6000 Ohrid, Macedonia (FYROM)
Tel. 894-626-7403


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