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Corridor: Via Egnatia, Sofia-Ohrid Road
Country: FYR of Macedonia, Ohrid
Type: Historic Town, Cultural Landscape
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage: Cultural and Natural Heritage (mixed)
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesHistoric TownCultural LandscapeCultural and Natural Heritage (mixed)

Situated on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. Built mainly between the 7th and 19th centuries, it has the oldest Slav monastery (St Pantelejmon) and more than 800 Byzantine-style icons dating from the 11th to the end of the 14th century. After those of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, this is considered to be the most important collection of icons in the world.

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