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Samoil's Fortress, Ohrid
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Climb the hilltop to explore , which watches over the nearby lake and also serves as one of Ohrid's most recognizable symbols. Built upon the foundations of a fortress dating from the 4th century BCE, the structure has undergone a multitude of renovations and revitalizations since. Hike your way up to the top of the castle hill and admire the work of its imposing stone walls. Enter the fortress and explore the interior; though it's unrestored within, you can get a good sense of the layout. Be sure to climb atop the ramparts for a sweeping view of Lake Ohrid, the town, and the surrounding mountainous landscape. Put Samoil's Fortress into our Ohrid tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We arrived to the fortress late afternoon and a little bit cold but it was worth it. one may go around climb the walls and see the view of Ohrid area. 
  • Very minimal price somewhere around £1-1.50 ,but the views are amazing , lots of history . So for everyone who doesn't mind walking up and down ...and who likes history. And again the views... 
  • In old Ohrid is the Castle where one can enjoy the city low fare outside the castle there are peddlers selling pearls at good prices
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