Tsar Samuel's Fortress

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Akrido
Samokov, Bulgaria102 contributions
Good defensive location
May 2021
You can nowadays drive up to it but we chose to walk. On the map it isn't far but on foot it feels very vertical. There has clearly been some renovation work done, and half of the wall is accessible by solid stairs. It is a work in progress. If in Ohrid it is worth a visit, not least for the exercise. Maybe not the best reconstituted fort in Europe but nevertheless a fine one. Modest entry fee of €1.
Written 29 May 2021
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Jim H
Chisinau, Moldova2,681 contributions
Fortress Overlooking the Old Town
Apr 2021
The fortress is one of the better handmade fortresses I've been on. It has been restored. The view are simply amazing! This is an understatement. Stand on the main tower and look down at Saint Climent of Ohrid w/ the lake and mountains in the background. You also have a 360 degree vies of the lake, beach, mountains, Old Town, City Square, boardwalk, and Ohrid- simply amazing and beautiful. Standing in the city, beach area, boardwalk, square, etc.; look above the Old Town and view the fortress. This is a must see- there are amazing views that must be appreciated!
Written 7 May 2021
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Sal Schmidt
Republic of North Macedonia2,553 contributions
Best views from Samuel's Fortress in Ohrid
Apr 2021
Best views from Samuel's Fortress in Ohrid, dates from antique historian Livy from 209 BC. Ohrid is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in Macedonia.

The 360 degree views of the village, lake and mountains, just beautiful and only 10 minutes from the old town, the fortress rises to 100 meters above the level of the lake.

The fortress is quite dilapidated, therefore can be unsafe with all the small stairs to climb as some are withering away.

A small fee to enter, 60 Denar each (€1) and 1 hour maximum to explore.

The beautiful fortress can be seen from most areas of the city as you roam around, always providing a wonderful view, especially with the Macedonian flag flying high.

Be sure to include the Old Ancient Theatre and Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon to your walking tour, as they are all 10 minutes from each other, and all have the most wonderful views of Ohrid and full of rich history.
Written 17 April 2021
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IgorMarkovic
Smederevo, Serbia1,043 contributions
Amazing place for a full panoramic view of Ohrid's beautiful scenery
Feb 2021
Although there are some difficulties when it comes to climbing to its fences, the views from the Samuil's Fortress are pretty much amazing. If you choose to visit this historical and tourist attraction, do take into account that the views are only attractive when the weather is nice and without clouds. As can be seen in the pictures attached to this review, you may see for yourself that its fences offer a magnificent view of the Ohrid's Lake, the city and surrounding natural beauties. All in all, do visit the Fortress, you won't regret it! All recommendations!
Written 7 March 2021
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Danilo
64 contributions
I would say fine views, but not for free
Dec 2020 • Couples
Actually I think it should be maintained better if the entrance is paid. The views from the fortress are beautiful and there 360 degrees panorama all over the Ohrid and around. Some tubes in the middle of the fortress and construction leftovers looks weird
Written 1 January 2021
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Milan S
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia196 contributions
Interesting location and nice view!
Jul 2020
After the reconstruction of parts of the fortress of Tsar Samuil, many tourist are visiting the place. It has nice view, but can be crowded during weekends.
Written 21 July 2020
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Sare
56 contributions
Nice place with amazing view
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is one of the things that you definitelly need to visit while you're in Ohrid. It has beautiful view to the lake and whole city. Entrance fee is 1€ or 120 macedonian denars.
Written 4 February 2020
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OhliviaS
Bucharest, Romania64 contributions
For scouting the horizon
Dec 2019 • Couples
Don't leave Ohrid without going up to the fortress. It's around a 30-40 min slow walk up the hill, but the views are worth it, especially if it's sunny outside. If not and it's winter, it might be windy and wet.
Written 1 January 2020
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Mauibeth
Kihei, Hawaii302 contributions
Must See!
Jun 2019
It’s worth the climb to the remains of this castle. While there’s not a lot to see inside the walls, the views of the city, lake and mountains are wonderful! I couldn’t stop taking pictures!
Written 25 November 2019
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Eleni P
22 contributions
Nice vista point
Oct 2019
It is fortress worth visiting. We walk there from the center of the city, easy uphill walk with lots of interesting places on the way up. The entrance fee was very little anf the view is panoramic. Not suitable for disabled people.
Written 24 November 2019
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