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Useful information before your arrival
Currency exchange

The basic Macedonian currency unit is Denar. You can choose between the banks and privately owned exchange offices for cash. Banks are recommended for checks and credit cards. Most of the large hotels offer exchange facilities as do the Central Post Offices. The are few ATM in the center of Ohrid. View the list of exchange rates at the official web site of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia by clicking here.

Important telephone numbers

Police - 192
Emergency medical assistance - 194
Fire brigade - 193
Emergency road service - 196
For road information - 9801

Miscellaneous Facts

Electricity: 220V 50Hz
Weights and Measures: Metric system
Water is save for drink
Time: GMT/UTC plus 1 hour
Foreign Newspapers: available at almost all TOBBACO shops and hotels

Working hours

Some shops are open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Other shops and department stores are open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. On Saturdays open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Restaurants, cafes etc. are open from 0.7 a.m. to 0.1a.m. next day.
Discos from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Night clubsfrom 8p.m. to 3 a.m.
Banks and post offices are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays.