VENUE

Situated in Ohrid, 1.7 km from Saraiste Beach, Unique – Resort and SPA features accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center and a garden. Featuring a restaurant, the property also has a shared lounge, as well as a sauna and a hot tub. The hotel provides a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower and free toiletries, all rooms at the hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms are fitted with a balcony. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or American options. Guests staying at Unique – Resort and SPA have access to the in-house wellness area which includes a hammam and a hot spring bath.

For more information on the hotel, please see the hotel’s official web page at http://uniqueresort.mk/.

OHRID

Ohrid is a town located in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia and is host to one of the largest and most important natural aquariums in the world – the Lake of Ohrid. It is accepted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980 and is home to unique and endemic flora and fauna with many relict living forms that make the lake a real ”natural museum of living fossils“, one of the most significant natural sites in Europe and the world.

The capital of the Samoil’s kingdom in the 10th-11th century, it has remained a cultural, educational, and artistic center for centuries. A city of old, traditional, and urban Macedonian architecture, the houses in Ohrid are arranged in the form of an amphitheater, ascending the slopes of hills by narrow winding streets. Also notable for its religious buildings, it is the home of 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as Macedonian Jerusalem, with many churches that still remain to this day.

A relatively small city that can be fully experienced in a short period of time, it remains a natural tourist attraction and is the home of numerous beaches and daily entertainment. So whether you enjoy cultural exploration or are just a fan of nature and leisure activities, it is a place for all to visit, experience, and fall in love with, at least once in their lifetime.

For more details about the city, please look at: www.exploringmacedonia.com

MACEDONIA

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked country, situated in southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula. A country known for its picturesque nature (with more than 50 lakes and 34 mountains higher than 2,000 m), and diverse Balkan cuisine, it is a cradle of culture and the birthplace of Mother Teresa.  A natural crossroads for civilizations throughout the millennia, the country is a unique blend of the ancient and modern.

Easily reachable by two international airports, Aleksandar the Great Airport in Skopje, and St. Paul the Apostle Airport in Ohrid, here are just some of the facts that all visitors can expect to know when entering the country:

  • Capital city: Skopje, population of more than 600.000 citizens
  • Geographic location: South-eastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula
  • Area: 25.713 km2
  • International dialing code: +389
  • Official currency: Denar (MKD)
  • Middle Exchange Rate: 1 euro = 61.5 denars
  • National Internet domain: .mk
  • National vehicle code: MK
  • Population: more than 2,000,000
  • Official language: Macedonian (Albanian, Turkish, Serbian, and Croatian are also used by ethnic groups)
  • Official script: Cyrillic
  • Religion: 67% Eastern Orthodox Christian, 26% Muslim, 4% Roman Catholic, 3% Others  
  • Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)
  • Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz
  • Wireless Internet access: Through the country territory, and free of charge 
  • Water from public mains: Safe to drink

More details about the country can be found at: www.exploringmacedonia.com