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Samoil's Fortress, Ohrid

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • This is worth the limb to the hill over the old town, entry is cheap at under £1, although there is little to see other that the views from the newly restored/built ramparts of 2 sides. There is very ...  more »
  • The fortress is dominating the town of Ohrid, on the top of the hill. Interesting history of the fortress and Tzar Samuilo.  more »
  • The fortress itself is a ruin except for the walls which give you great views in all directions. The views merit the 60md entry fee however there was no info about the fort at all. Note that steps up ...  more »
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  • Nice city view. Ticket costs 1 euro. It is possible to walk on the walls but some part (half approx.) of the fortress is closed for visit. One place where you can drink coffee or eat icecream is very close to gates. It is small and not presented on the map. The view is also nice from there. (see first photo) Coffee was good but other choice was very weak: chips, hot-dog and pair of real dogs, which were laying in the shadow near by.☺
  • It's a beautufull part of town and a important site to visit if you are interested in the Ottoman empire. Unfortunately not much more then the walls are remaining. But you also have a nice view on Ohrid.
  • The place is worth for the views. Tickets are not too expensive,but could be cheaper. If you are not keen on climbing the wall next to it is a nice caffe with perfect view,too. And coffee is excellent.
  • definitely the place where you can best see the whole Ohrid. Also a great historical landmark, you need to see
  • Excellent place to visit. It is definitely worth to go upstairs