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Location information for Ohrid Airport

Ohrid Airport, named after St Paul the Apostle, is the smaller of Macedonia’s two international airports. It lies six miles from the southwest lakeside city of Ohrid, among Europe’s oldest settlements, with car hire in Ohrid - Airport. Ohrid may be Macedonia’s seventh-most populated city, but it is also one of the Eastern European nation’s most popular tourist destinations.

Ohrid Airport facilities

Although the airport remains open throughout the year, the vast majority of flights occur during the busy summer season. These include non-stop flights to Amsterdam, Zürich, Ljubljana and Belgrade. Flights to Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, are available year round. A number of specialised agencies allow passengers to compare car hire. Other amenities include a VIP lounge, a duty-free shop, an information desk and a restaurant.

Ohrid Airport excursions

Ohrid may no longer have a church for every day of the year, as it was once said to have, but dozens of religious buildings still stand in the city centre. The city and its over three-million-year-old namesake lake are one of only 28 worldwide locations which UNESCO has designated as both cultural and natural World Heritage sites. Beaches along Europe’s fourth-deepest lake become more and more scenic as visitors drive farther away from the city centre. The monasteries and cave churches of Struga are worth the 10-mile drive from the city.

Best time to visit

Like elsewhere in Macedonia, Ohrid has a continental climate which sees dry and long summers while winters are mild and rainy. Snowfall is most prevalent in the mountains, especially during the coldest months of January and February. July and August are the hottest months, but also the most crowded. Spring in May and June as well as autumn in September and October are far less crowded, yet still pleasant months to visit.

Car rental in Ohrid Airport

It takes roughly two hours to drive the 90 miles between Ohrid and Skopje with car rental in Ohrid - Airport. Although Cyrillic is Macedonia’s dominant alphabet, most signage is written in both Cyrillic and Latin script. Most rented vehicles come with the original vehicle information which border guards can be zealous about obtaining. Good tyres are a must for unpredictable spring and autumn mountain driving.