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Samoil's Fortress, Ohrid
(3.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The medieval fortress offers unbeatable panoramic views of Lake Ohrid and the surrounding cities, towns, and mountains. Within the fortress there is very little to see other then a few crumbling ruins...  more »
  • The view is the highlight of this restored fortress. There are a few ruins but actually the view is worth the trek to the top of the mountain. 
  • Tvrdjava je fenomenalna, pogled sa iste neopisiv. Bilo bi jos lepse da je moguce procitati negde unutar zidina kratku istoriju ove prelepe gradjevine.