Located on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe.

Built mostly between the 7 th and the 19th century, it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 icons of Byzantine style. Painted between the 11th and the end of the 14th century, they are considered to be, after those of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, the most important collection in the world.

Just south of town is The National Park Galicica. Situated on Mount Galicica, it is a part of the mountain range of Sara-Pind. Due to its exceptional natural beauty and extremely opulent and endemic flora and fauna, in 1958 the Macedonian section of the mountain was proclaimed a National Park.

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