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19 June 2014 | by Chris Deliso

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Set on the shores of a shimmering lake in the south-west of Macedonia, the Byzantine town of Ohrid occupies a unique place in the development of Slavic Christianity, as Chris Deliso explains Vital to Christian heritage for its medieval literary and ecclesiastical school, Ohrid and its many Byzantine-era churches enjoy a sublime location overlooking a vast lake in Macedonia’s south-western corner.Living in Macedonia over the past dozen years, I have been lucky enough to visit Ohrid numerous times. Backed by Mount Galicica National Park and set along a shimmering, 21-mile-long lake, this Unesco World Heritage site  is clearly Macedonia’s most famous and relaxing getaway. Yet beyond the beaches, restaurants and cafes, the town also has a profound place in the history of the




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