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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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  • Samuel's Fortress is a fortress in the old town of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusal...  more »
  • As all of the strength that boasts, is the best place to observe all around. The fortress retains little more than the walls but the views are wonderful, is observed throughout the city, the Lake and the mountains around.
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  • For a very low fare you can climb the walls and get great views of the lake, mountains and surrounding villages.  more »