Not far behind the border to Albania on the lakeshore lies Ohrid. With a history going back to early antiquity, it has a beautiful old town with a castle, byzantine churches and much more to offer for the traveller.
The castle, sitting prominently on a hill, was the first thing I saw of Ohrid.
A workshop for handmade paper can be found in the oldtown.
The master's son explained to me how he is using old techniques and tools (among them the wooden Gutenberg press) to make seemingly old documents and prints.
Archeological excavations and construction sites (for hotels?) in the oldtown.
It may look (and taste) like a turkish coffee, but don't let it fool you, this specimen is a macedonian coffe. It's never a turkish coffee (except in Turkey of course), according to the cultural self-identification of the locals, it may be either a serbian, a bosnian, a greek or a macedonian coffee.
And if all these aged piles of stone aren't your thing, there's a shopping road just around the corner.
The following day I left for Thessaloniki, visiting the monastery of Sveti Naum on the way.
A windy morning at lake Ohrid
The monastery garden was populated by peacocks...
Road food: Bread, Halva and Ajvar.
The weather was getting hotter and the landscape drier as I entered Greece.