Welcome to Ohrid, the Pearl on the Balkans, as our visitors tend to say. Ohrid is a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, the main spiritual, cultural and touristic center in Macedonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site as a cultural, and with the Ohrid Lake as a natural rarity. The numerous historical monuments found in their close surrounding speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people. You can explore the history and the culture, go shopping, go on different excursions and enjoy the gastronomy of this city. Here, as a rarity scarcely found anywhere else, the deep traces merge eras and empires, kingdoms and quests, weaving the fine thread of historical continuity on the Balkans. On the other hand, nature hasn’t spared its beauties stretched down from the lake shores and up to the Galichica Mountain on which peak one can enjoy the sight of two lakes, the Ohrid and the Prespa Lake. Explore and choose your favorite beaches and fun places for daytime or nighttime, choose a restaurant where you can eat and drink and taste the homemade food while listening to our traditional music. Visit the city museums, gates, churches, and galleries. You can learn about the history of our town. Go on a tour on the lake, mountains and surrounding villages. Enjoy your stay in Ohrid! Stay as long as you can and Ohrid will stay with you forever.
Lake Ohrid straddles the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. It came into being about three million years ago according to the latest scientific researches. It was formed in remote geological ages as a result of tectonic shifts. There are only a few lakes in the world today whose antiquity can be compared to that of Lake Ohrid. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of a lake placed in a cradle of mountains. These landscapes change with the movement of the clouds and the reflection of the sunlight, depending on the position of the sun, in ever-changing patterns that will always surprise you by its magical beauty, like a dreamy fairytale…
This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes. Ohrid will be the host and the gathering place for dance groups and national art groups from all around the world to meet new people, make new friendship relationships and also, see the beauties of our town Ohrid and the Ohrid lake, which are under the protection of UNESCO. The idea of the festival is to develop new forms of communication in international dialogue and international cooperation in the future.
If there are 24 paying participants in a group, the 25th will be free of charge.
Supplement for double room is 5 euro per day per person.
Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room.
Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation
Meeting with the organizer in order to discuss details about the festival.
Lunch in the hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming in Ohrid Lake),
Dinner in hotel
Ohrid city sightseeing: At the Monument of the City Center (St.Clement) , National workshop for hand made paper,
St. Sofia church, Bridge of wishes, Kaneo church, Plaosnik (2 euro), Antique theatre, Samoil fortress (1 euro)
Lunch in the hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming)
Dinner in hotel
Breakfast in the hotel
Cruising with a boat on Lake Ohrid to st. Naum monastery (8 euro)
Parade and performance of the participants (First festival evening)
Dinner in the hotel
Sightseeing of the ethno village “ANDREVCI” village Godivje – visit of cultural and historical monuments, monastery “St. Gjorgjija, 13th century “church of St. Spas, visit to Eno Museum, entrance 2 euros, with the possibility for everyone who enters the Museum will get a free drink, Brandy, Wine, or juice. Lunch in the Ethno village “ANDREVCI” for those who are with full board, for those who are half board can order lunch on favorable terms.
Dinner in the hotel
Checking out of Hotels
Departure to Skopje city: sightseeing the city center with all the monuments, Porta Macedonia, City square, visiting Skopje Fortress, Skopje old bazaar (optional: lunch), Stone Bridge, Memorial House of St. Mother Teresa, Daut Pasha Hamam
*The organizer reserves the right to change the festival program.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
International Folklore Festivals Ohrid Macedonia is formed on September 02, 2005 by enthusiasts and lovers of Macedonian creation with the purpose of constant nursing and enriching of the Macedonian traditional authentic customs, and national songs from the Republic of Macedonia, as well as from the National minorities that live in the country.
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Ul. Vinkovachka 23A – Ohrid , Macedonia
Mon – Sat 8.00 – 18.00 Sunday CLOSED