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Sveti Kliment Ohridski, Ohrid
(4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Overlooking Lake Ohrid from its hilltop vantage point, represents one of Macedonia's most important monasteries and one of the first centers of Slavic language. Originally built in the 9th century, the church has undergone numerous renovations and reconstructions, including a long period where it functioned as a mosque. Visit the complex, set within a group of archaeological sites, and explore the interior, keeping your eyes open for the transparent floor panels that reveal original foundations underneath. As your wander within, keep in mind that you are following in the footsteps of Saint Clement himself, who died here in 916, as well as those of Cyril and Methodius, the founders of the Slavic Cyrillic alphabet. To visit Sveti Kliment Ohridski and get the most from your holiday in Ohrid, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ohrid vacation route planner.
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  • When we were closer I thought it was an ancient wonder, but when we arrived I was a bit disappointed because it is a modern construction made to trying to be faithful to the former which was destuida. Inside it preserves some cool and minimal details of ancient. Anyway the surroundings, landscape and the set make that visit it is not a waste of time.
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  • A very beautiful panorama opens on the city and the Lake. The construction of modern, preserved small elements of the old cathedral. Around the still ongoing excavations.
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  • Sveti Kliment Ohridski is in Plaošnik and has been restored to it's former glory. The monastery has had quite a history with it being turned into a mosque during Ottoman rule and then over the years r...  more »