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Plaoshnik, Ohrid

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Walk among tombs, ruins, and religious buildings at Plaoshnik, a conglomeration of different archaeological sites on the shore above Lake Ohrid. Visit the area and explore the different nearby attractions, including Ottoman graves and the remains of mosaics from as far back as the 4th century. Afterwards, enter the famous Church of St. Clement and Panteleimon, constructed in the year 893 CE, and see the inner workings of what was once among the most important monasteries in the region. Be sure to keep an eye on the floor in front of you, as transparent glass sections reveal the even older foundation that lies beneath the structure. Plan to see Plaoshnik and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ohrid holiday planner.
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  • This place has an interesting history. But if you are not into it, you should visit Plaoshnik anyway, because you will feel the energy of it there. I've been there in the late evening, when sun almost...  more »
  • This place full of history, at the foot of the fortress of the King Samuel, will soon House the Orthodox University of Macedonia (currently under construction). Here was where St. Cyril created his alphabet that helped both helped the culture in that area of the Balkans. Ruins and mosaics everywhere who speak clearly past splendour that aims to recover now.
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  • It's a holy and archaeological place, a must see in Ohrid. The church was built in the 9th century on the foundation of an early Christian basilica. St. Clement was buried in this monastery, in the to...  more »
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  • Beautiful area, amazing views, currently being developed to provide space for a university
  • Historical place, recommended to visit, great landscapes of Ohrid lake
  • place to rest, beautiful archeological site, great view, history place.... The church was built by St.Clement in 893
  • Very nice place :)
  • Beautiful view.