Ohrid is a city that has quite a long history to offer. Throughout the centuries, this city has witnessed the taste of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine culture, the Ottoman Empire, but most of all, the influence of the Slavic migration, which is still present today. Feel free to join in on this tour together with Apostolis and explore the old city that is full of surprises. He will take you to the heart of the city, beginning from the top of the hill with the fortress of the Tsar Samuel from the XI century. From there, you will have the best view of one of the largest and clearest natural lakes in Europe, the lake of Ohrid. Next on the list will be the church of St. Clement (together with the archaeological excavation of the First Slavic university which is under restoration). Furthermore, he will take you to the oldest spot in the old city so far - the ancient theatre from the 2nd century B.C. Finally, the last stop will be the national papyrus workshop (handmade paper). The tour ends at the central square where the lake meets us again. Pretty interesting, isn't it?
Since the age of 20, Apostolis has been looking for a way to promote the magnificent city of Ohrid to the world. After getting a Bachelor's degree in Tourism in Greece, he returned in 2012 to fulfil his dream, and became a professional tour guide, proudly and generously presenting the magic that the town has to offer to the world. That very same dream encouraged him to open a tour agency, and nowadays, after many years of work and experience, being a tour guide has remained the biggest passion of all for him. Once more, he has the opportunity to present the magnificent town that is Ohrid to you, with the same enthusiasm that he had with his very first tour.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Ohrid with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Ohrid. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
04 June 2021
Apostolis, I hope you have this tour again. Unfortunately I joined at the very tail end, but I was so impressed with little bit of the old technique of printing that I saw I would like to join next time if you can arrange it. What I did see though were the printed cards and art work created by inking etched printing plates. I’m sure it is a 5/5 tour – I can only guess at the rating, but based on Apostolis well planned tours and his informative talks, I wouldn’t expect less. To wind up this tour, the view of Ohrid Lake made a beautiful snap shot. Keep your fingers crossed and watch out for a rescheduling of this tour.
Michaela (Austria) M.
03 June 2021
Thanks for showing us the paper workshop up close - really fascinating and I am glad they have WiFi now! Another great tour in a beautiful place with a very personable, interactive guide and also some singing 😍 Love hearing local songs - so thanks for this!
03 June 2021
I love Apostolis's tours--he is so full of knowledge and enthusiasm. He greets us like friends, which I love. Today he took us all over his lovely city even showing us the local cars--I do like cars! And churches . The views over the lake are fabulous! I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. and I look forwrad to joining Apostolis again soon.
03 June 2021
Interesting tour. Ohrid has a nice traditional architecture and nice scenery as well (a lake surrounded by trees). Nice craftmanship in its asrtisan shops. Thank you Apostoli
19 May 2021