Plaoshnik, Ohrid

4.1
#5 of 10 in Historic Sites in Ohrid
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 road trip planning website .
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  • Stunning architecture and impressive interior, a remarkable church with mosaic art. Located in a great spot and is an amazing and picturesque attraction worth visiting to admire
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  • Given the State, obviously it's almost new. But rehabilitation is really well done! A jewel in the blue sky and the Blue Lake below. It is true that there are excavations autour and constructions of "the largest theological University in the Balkans" (dixit). But the site is superb and the Church also. The inside is very small and simply there 20 people for not being able to move. Worth the drive. Before climbing to the Citadel.
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  • You should have this attraction on his plan for a sightseeing in Ohrid.
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  • One of the most beautiful newly built churches in Ohrid. Well worth the visit.
  • Many things to see. Excellent.
  • The archaeological site will give you a glimpse into the Roman and some more contemporary history of Ochrid. While if offers an interesting view to a couple of interesting sites - a church, tombs, a basilica, the access to it is not the best experience you can get. In the summer of 2017 the road that leads to the site is still under construction and everything is very dusty. Additionally, the Roman mosaics that are on display have been exhibited in a way that potentially would not preserve them for a long time. As you can see from the pictures they are already covered with dust and seem to be very exposed to various weather conditions which is the main reason I rate the sight with 3 stars.
  • Went without a guide, kind of regret it. I think the background information will really set this this place apart.
  • No information on what this place is about. Church was locked. Odd man wanted to tell me stories (that seemed fantasy) and acted rude when I told him I wasn't interested.
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