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OHRID WAS PROMOTED IN FRONT OF THE MOST EMINENT TOURIST WORKERS IN VIENNA
The Mayor Bakraceski has presented Ohrid in front of 150 present people, in Vienna Austria, among them had ambassadors from several countries, representatives of travel agencies, tour operators and journalists about tourism.
This event about promotion of Ohrid before the most eminent tourist workers was organized by the Mayor Bakraceski together with the Macedonian Embassy in Austria and the honored consul of Macedonia in Austria, Suzan Rodler.
The participants were able to see the natural beauty of the city and the various cultural - historical landmarks, through the mayor speech, videos and promotional material about Ohrid. Once the presentation finished, the participants had the opportunity to taste the Macedonian kitchen of a cocktail with traditional dishes and to enjoy into the various wines flavors from the winery "Dalvina", which gave full support to this event.
In conclusion, this event gave an opportunity for several collaborations in the future with the Austrian tourist workers, consequently Ohrid will be putt on the tourist map of the Austrian travel agencies and tour operators.
Ohrid amongst the most beautiful cities in Europe
Ohrid, a city which is situated in the south – west region in Republic of Macedonia and it is located in the north – east coast of the Ohrid Lake, the most representative brand of Republic of Macedonia in Europe and worldwide, which with its natural, cultural, spiritual and historical heritages and as remarkable part of the Macedonian and European history recently is counted amongst the 30 most beautiful cities in Europe, as a top destination which unselfishly offers beautiful moments and enjoyment through the numerous types of tourism.
The internet site, Telegraph Travel, which constantly is sharing information for the wonderful destinations which should be visited, has noted Ohrid as attractive destination which must be a part of the tourist offer.
The city whose nomination for “Natural and Cultural heritage of the Ohrid region” is enlisted in the Committee for world heritage and it’s on the list of UNESCO as a part of the World cultural heritage, undoubtedly has earned the epithet of pear in the rich treasury of the world cultural and natural treasure and desired tourist destination.
The selection of the list with cities is made by 300 tourist agencies from Japan which are considering that the enlisted cities in Europe are the most beautiful and destinations which are a “must” see spots.
WITH ATTRACTIVE PROGRAM WAS CELEBRATED THE RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY EPIPHANY – VODICI IN OHRID, THE CITY OF SPIRITUALL CULTURE AND TRADITION
The celebration of Epiphany in Ohrid is one of the most massive churches - religious events in Orthodoxy according to the number of visitors for the act of consecration of the lake water and the number of believers and visitors who regardless of the cold winter temperatures are entering in the lake to catch the Holy Cross.
On 19th of January numerous guests from the country and abroad, and numerous citizens of Ohrid attended the act of consecration of the lake and catching of the Holy Cross on the city port.
The luckiest catcher of the Holy Cross among 1000 swimmers from Ohrid ,other Macedonian cities and foreign visitors was Petar Rupevski from Ohrid.
With music and songs in the spirit of Christian festivities the celebration continue next day, known as the Day of Fishermen. The professors and students from secondary school of hospitality and catering “Vanco Pitosheski” prepared two tones of fish stew and on the small city square fish plasica and 1000 beautifully packages of traditional food specialty – trotters prepared by the students of Faculty for tourism and catering in Ohrid were offered to visitors.
Organizers said that there was a record number of visitors for the holiday in Ohrid.