Posted by: travel.drops | April 19, 2009

George Benson at Ohrid Antique Theatre


As a part of his tour that includes Balkan countries , famous artist will perform on Saturday, July 25 th 2009.

Looking forward to that event !

Posted by: travel.drops | April 17, 2009


Construction of a building of an Art University and Museum is starting in Ohrid next year, according to official announcements reported by Ohrid News. The announcement was made by the renowned Italian artist, Vincenzo Bianchi on the Day of the Patron of Ohrid (8 th Dec.), St. Kliment Ohridski. According to Bianchi, the University will be named after the founder of Ohrid, Kadmo.

Bianchi has supported the initiative to construct a museum that will display significant works by artists from the country and the world. Bianchi is one of the most prominent sculptors in the world who opened the First Academy of Sculpture in Florence. He has around 600 works exhibited throughout the world and is the owned of 12 museums of art in European cities.

Posted by: travel.drops | April 12, 2009

Balkan Odyssey – crossing the Via Egnazia

Old roman road in the use again – Built once as an extension of the famous Via Appia which conected Rome to Brindisi, Via Egnazia had a purpose to strengthen the ties between the capital of the empire with its provinces on the east.  Starting from Durrazzo ( Albanian port) , through ancient Lychnidos ( city on the Ohrid lake ) all the way to Thesaloniki (Greece) and finally Constantinople (Turkey).

Posted by: travel.drops | April 12, 2009

Macedonian icon tour-April 2009


For admirers of the art of fresco painting and the Byzantine period,  Ohrid collection of icons is among the most precious in the world.

The Gallery of Ohrid Icons is located within the complex of the church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta (St. Clement). The Collection comprises numerous icons; however only about 30 of them have been estimated as masterworks created in a longer period that lasted from 11th to 19th century.

After several visits by the Apostle Paul to Thessaloniki, Christianity began to quickly spread throughout Macedonia. Confirmation of this are a number of early Christian basilicas in Macedonia, including a hundred or so square meters of excellently preserved floor mosaics abounding in iconography and showing a high level of technical expertise.

Posted by: travel.drops | April 8, 2009

Enjoy a stress-free Easter in Ohrid

Easter break on Ohrid lake (a stress -free option)

Experience  a macedonian orthodox Easter ( called veligden or great day) in Ohrid, a resort city situated by the one of the oldest lakes on our planet, of tectonic origin. A beautiful scenery have  been inspiring and made of Ohrid a spiritual center called Balkan Jerusalem during the medieval times.

According to the  Julian calendar orthodox christians celebrate it on 19 th April 2009.

Customs of celebration :
Originally, the Persians and then the ancient Egyptians, exchanged colored eggs to celebrate the return of spring. They also used those decorated eggs as tokens of goodwill. The eggs were often colored a bright red to signify blood and the life force.

Later, the rest of Eastern Orthodox world adopted the custom and used colored eggs during their spring festivals as a sign of fertility and of the regenerative power of nature.

During Macedonia’s Cleopatra’s reign, around 50 B.C., Egyptians and Romans colored eggs as part of their spring festivals.

Because egg dying was a time-consuming practice back then, many people didn’t have the time or resources to participate in the tradition. Unlike today, most Easter eggs were colored by boiling them with onions skins for a yellow color, hickory bark for shades of brown, madder root for red and other materials such as coffee, walnut hulls, green wheat and beets for varying colors. Dyes such as indigo, logwood, and gamboges were also used, but you had to go out and buy these days…

Come and feel the positive energy of this place and find your  internal peace !

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