Ohrid guide - where to go out & to stay

Ohrid and Ohrid Lake is a great getaway for summer period, for the holidays and weekend when people can enjoy in this beautiful place with spirit older then 2 000 years.

No matter in which season you are visiting Ohrid, you can relax by the Ohrid Lake, visit the amphitheater (which is revitalized after more then 2000 years), St. Jovan Kaneo, St. Panteleimon - Plaoshnik, Samuel Fortress, drink a cup of coffee by the lake in the Liquid café or on the Ohrid Square and enjoy the great view on the lake.

In Ohrid there is a great day and night life. Liquid , Kadmo café and all the places on the main square are great for having a coffee with friends while enjoying a great view on the lake. Liquid , Kadmo café are situated in the old town of Ohrid, by the Lake shore. Cuba Libre is also a great place, but it’s on the other side of the canal away from the city which is preferable for same people (you have to walk till the end of the pier).

All the places that are available for the day life are also available for nightlife. Café bar Duck which has live performance of local bands on Fridays and Saturdays has a very nice atmosphere. Duck is located on the pier. Liquid Café has live performances on Thursdays. The night bar Jazz Inn is always a great place for the jazz lovers and cool atmosphere till late hours. Discotheque Park which is 4km away from the town is opened till morning and offers different music (techno, rock, DJ performances). Nearby Duck there is a newly opened pub Dublin which offers snack and drinks.

A good choice for food is Belvedere restaurant (not a fancy one) which offers a great barbecue, Macedonian food and live acoustic music with folk songs. More sophisticated restaurants are Dalga, Momir (in the old town), St Sophia (in front of the church St. Sophia).

Good pica places are Cosa Nostra, Leonardo, Big Blue (taste the hot cheese in pot).

You can find good accommodation in recently renovated Villa Ginek which is located on the main square where everything is near - the old town, the pier, the monuments, bars, shops.

The house is built in 1932 when it was used as a hotel. The front side of the house is protected by the city and has its original construction.

Vila Ginek offers accommodation in double rooms. The rooms are with pleasant interior, clean, with TV, air conditioner, mini fridge, wireless Internet, private bathroom. They offer coffee and tea for free.

This is the view to the square and the lake from the terrace of the hallway.

This is the view to the shops and promenade ( ‘ohridska carsija’).

If you like to be in the heart of Ohrid, near everything you have to visit, and to have a pleasant and clean accommodation, Villa Ginek is a perfect place to stay.

2 Responses to "Ohrid guide - where to go out & to stay"

Anonymous responded on March 5, 2010 at 12:20 AM #

Nice guide. Finally a guide that gives good, clean info.

But (ofcourse there is a but ;p), there are better places to eat. Sveta Sofia... yuck. Old cars passing by while you're eating, standard factory food and.. I saw the kitchen. So, no thank you. A better choice is Antiko, by the lower gate.

O, and the best pizza in town is from Via Sagra. Hands down.

Unknown responded on June 24, 2010 at 3:09 PM #

I was in Ohrid two years ago, in a villa Ginek. All compliments! I'm going again in August with my friends... again in villa Ginek.
Mirjana, Belgrade