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 on the shore of Lake Ohrid. 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 north macedonia
There’s plenty to see on a day trip to Ohrid Town in North Macedonia!

The Byzantium Church of Saint Sophia is 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.

Byzantium Church of Saint Sophia
Address: Naehe See, 6000 Ohrid, North Macedonia | See on map
Tel. +389-4626-7403


swimming lake ohrid lagadin beach

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 snorkeling, as it’s quite populated with fish.


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Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger getting ready to move to France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe, creator of unique free travel guides, local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.

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