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. Samoil's Fortress is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Ohrid Edition.
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  • Very old citadel on the top of the hill. Parts of it date back to 1043. Not much other than the walls and some older foundations, but the views of the lake and the city are spectacular on a nice day. ...  more »
  • It's a climb to get there once you're there you have the most beautiful view over the whole lake in the village certainly at the most high vantage point
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