We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tsar Samuel's Fortress

Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
+389 46 266 670
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$155.73*
and up
Private Full Day Tour Best of Ohrid
More Info
US$83.86*
and up
Transfer Skopje to Tirana with Half Day Tour of Ohrid
More Info
US$89.85*
and up
Private Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Ohrid
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great view” (25 reviews)
“old town” (30 reviews)
“highest point” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
CONTACT
Website
+389 46 266 670
Write a Review
Reviews (542)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a steep walk of 20 or so minutes from the town centre and we felt that there should have been some boards with information about what you are looking at and the history of the place but nevertheless this is worth an hour or...More

Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortress is remarkably restored, according to the orginal form. It lies on the top of the hill guarding Ohrid old town and you will have to walk a steep road to get to it. However, it deserves all efforts and the view over the...More

Thank GeorgeT7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fortress is one of the best viewpoints in Ohrid on the city and the lake. It is preserved well however watch out on stairs! They are very height and steep!

Thank Łukasz L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the fortress is huge. the place has many nice surprises worth the few $$ entry fee. A great time to visit is in the am, so that the sun would be behind you, as you look at the lake from above

Thank AKAMUKEKE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited the little church by the lake, we walked up a very steep hill to the fort. It was worth the effort for the views across the lake and of the town below were stunning. The fortress is visible from the hotel we stayed...More

Thank Hilary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really worth climbing this fortress and seeing the beautiful town and lake of Ohrid, with the Macedonian flag flying above you.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not easy walk, but it worth it. Not much left from the old castle, but you will get the best panoramic view of the lake and town.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning Fortress, well preserved, offering wonderful views across the town, easy to reach and walk around on, truly worth a visit.

Thank Hannerose F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is of course a must see! And a visit to Ohrid should of course entail a visit to Tsar Samuel's Fortress - and not just because of the magnificent view from the top of the walls. And it is a magnificent view indeed! A...More

1  Thank Lars K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Much of the outer walls have been at least partially rebuilt, and you can access over half of the perimeter. Its not continuous, you go up the steep narrow stairs on one side of the gate, walk along the wall, then return and do the...More

Thank ggold113
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Gladiator
328 reviews
.20 km away
Kaj Kanevche
217 reviews
.43 km away
Kaneo
244 reviews
.43 km away
Via Sacra
51 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Ohrid
1,457 reviews
.62 km away
St. Jovan Kaneo
588 reviews
.44 km away
Saint Sophia
248 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tsar Samuel's Fortress staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit