Lake Ohrid 3 Night break incl flights,hotel+ transfers £75pp @ Holidaypirates
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Lake Ohrid 3 Night break incl flights,hotel+ transfers £75pp @ Holidaypirates

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Found 28th Dec 2016Made hot 28th Dec 2016
Seems like a great price for 3 nights away, Lonely planet has rated Ohrid(Macedonia) as one of the best places to visit 2017 the hotel is rated 4.5 on trip advisor . The whole city is a UNESCO world heritage site

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Great deal, looked into flying from up north last year, it would cost a fortune and take forever via numerous countries, driving to London and paying 75 makes alot of sense

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whatyadoinsucka

Great deal, looked into flying from up north last year, it would cost a … Great deal, looked into flying from up north last year, it would cost a fortune and take forever via numerous countries, driving to London and paying 75 makes alot of sense


Might actually be trains too in the new year, but don't quote me on that

Thanks

thomasleep

Might actually be trains too in the new year, but don't quote me on that … Might actually be trains too in the new year, but don't quote me on that


Yeah easy option without driving to Luton was flight to tivat (Montenegro) then a daily backpacker bus to Tirana Albania and then a bus across

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whatyadoinsucka

Yeah easy option without driving to Luton was flight to tivat … Yeah easy option without driving to Luton was flight to tivat (Montenegro) then a daily backpacker bus to Tirana Albania and then a bus across


Believe it or not that sounds like fun to me

thomasleep

Believe it or not that sounds like fun to me


My missus doesn't think so, but yes I agree, done a lot of Eastern Europe by train, bus, taxi and it's always fun

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whatyadoinsucka

My missus doesn't think so, but yes I agree, done a lot of Eastern Europe … My missus doesn't think so, but yes I agree, done a lot of Eastern Europe by train, bus, taxi and it's always fun


Not done much in eastern Europe but wholeheartedly agree throw a backpack on and take land route, you will meet so many people that you will remember for years

thomasleep

Not done much in eastern Europe but wholeheartedly agree throw a backpack … Not done much in eastern Europe but wholeheartedly agree throw a backpack on and take land route, you will meet so many people that you will remember for years


So true, I wanna see meteora in northern Greece too, another one difficult to get to
(Indiana jones and James Bond shaping my travels for the last 3 decades)

cold - London flights

Stevie Badman

cold - London flights



​Yeah, I mean it's not like millions of people live in London or within walking distance of a train station.... hot
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 28th Dec 2016

Went there a few years ago to renew visa for Bulgaria (before they joined EU) - fantastic, amazing etc etc words are not enough to describe it.
The scenery around (and views of) the lake is out of this world.
I went by bus from Sofia to Skopje, stayed there a few days and then on to Ohrid again by bus, all cheap as chips really.
If you have a few hours to spare, take a bus from Ohrid down to St Naum and then just walk across the border into Albania getting a new country stamp in your passport.
When I was there, there was a little café/restaurant a few minutes walk down the road, so it was possible to have a coffee in a different country as well - the border official was a bit bemused and couldn't understand why a crazy westerner would do such a thing !
Probably mean a different or longer trip maybe, but Matka is just outside Skopje and is also an incredible place to spend a day or two - check it out online and marvel at the spectacular photos of the canyon, which can be seen with a short walk from the bus stops there - if you love the photos then believe that it's even better when you're there in person.
Perhaps I should admit that I was with a fluent speaker of Bulgarian, and as Macedonian is very similar then it was all much easier, but basic English is common in tourist areas like Ohrid so not too difficult - we rented a flat in Ohrid for just under a week from an agency by the bus station.

The cheapest room Holiday Pirate links to is £115pp for 3 nights.

Will this place be cold at the start of January? Looking going the 1st! Looks like there's some great scenery

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Stevie Badman

cold - London flights


Boo hoo build a runway in you garden dope

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timesfive

Will this place be cold at the start of January? Looking going the 1st! … Will this place be cold at the start of January? Looking going the 1st! Looks like there's some great scenery


Eastern Europe in Jan take a guess

Am I the only one that thinks this sounds absolutely 'Ohrid?!?

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oliverhussick

Am I the only one that thinks this sounds absolutely 'Ohrid?!?


And the winner is it took a while but somebody got it

timesfive

Will this place be cold at the start of January? Looking going the 1st! … Will this place be cold at the start of January? Looking going the 1st! Looks like there's some great scenery


What do you class as cold ? Anything around freezing can be seen as normal for that part of the world at that time of year, but it could be 10 or over - type something like '' Ohrid temperature January'' into google and it gives lots of results........ marvellous thing this internet.
I've seen people from parts of Africa wearing thick coats in Alicante in temperatures of 30 degrees because it felt cold to them, so it all depends on the individual.
Remember that if you're not near any ski resorts then it's going to be out of season in Eastern Europe in January, so there will not be as much to do and many places will be closed over the winter, so best check before you book a flight, although anywhere still operating might be glad of the business and it ought to be easy to get a table in a café or restaurant in Ohrid itself, but tourist attractions need checking I imagine.
If you're near the airport then it's a cheap break - providing you've got somewhere to sleep then you can buy food easily enough and anything else is a bonus, so look at it that way and work out if that would suit you, just in case the weather prevents casual strolls.

Might be good to add that we were told by locals that rich kids from Skopje go to Ohrid in droves during the Summer and annoy the locals with their flashy cars and so on, but can't be sure if it happens around New Year - Orthodox Christmas is 7th January by the way, so that could also affect things around then.

All booked thanks op, think it'll be the perfect place to propose to the better half, so wish me luck!!!

nicyb

All booked thanks op, think it'll be the perfect place to propose to the … All booked thanks op, think it'll be the perfect place to propose to the better half, so wish me luck!!!


It'll definitely be a make or break, good luck X)
My missus still slates this hotel / knocking shop we stayed at in Belgrade 10 years back
Didn't notice it was rentable by the hour till we left
Starched sheets were like cardboard, the door lock was broke and the red plastic carpet was polished smooth plastic from foot wear

thomasleep

And the winner is it took a while but somebody got it



I can't believe nobody had said it! It was the first thing that sprung to mind as soon as you posted it, but I didn't comment as I expected a deluge of similar comments.

Love that you were waiting for it. Glad I didn't disappoint. :P

kamenitzabrit

Went there a few years ago to renew visa for Bulgaria (before they joined … Went there a few years ago to renew visa for Bulgaria (before they joined EU) - fantastic, amazing etc etc words are not enough to describe it. The scenery around (and views of) the lake is out of this world.I went by bus from Sofia to Skopje, stayed there a few days and then on to Ohrid again by bus, all cheap as chips really.If you have a few hours to spare, take a bus from Ohrid down to St Naum and then just walk across the border into Albania getting a new country stamp in your passport. When I was there, there was a little café/restaurant a few minutes walk down the road, so it was possible to have a coffee in a different country as well - the border official was a bit bemused and couldn't understand why a crazy westerner would do such a thing !Probably mean a different or longer trip maybe, but Matka is just outside Skopje and is also an incredible place to spend a day or two - check it out online and marvel at the spectacular photos of the canyon, which can be seen with a short walk from the bus stops there - if you love the photos then believe that it's even better when you're there in person.Perhaps I should admit that I was with a fluent speaker of Bulgarian, and as Macedonian is very similar then it was all much easier, but basic English is common in tourist areas like Ohrid so not too difficult - we rented a flat in Ohrid for just under a week from an agency by the bus station.



​yeah man... too crazy X)

DatAlbino

​Yeah, I mean it's not like millions of people live in London or within w … ​Yeah, I mean it's not like millions of people live in London or within walking distance of a train station.... hot



​Stevie Badman votes cold for most deals to be fair!

Awesome price - never been , but when i was in Skopje 3 different Macedonian people recommended Ohrid to me. If the locals like it , it must be worth visiting
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