Highlights and Upcoming Events
31-st Ohrid swimming marathon will be held on Saturday
Date: 18.08.2017
Almost all preparations have been completed for the start of this year's 31st Olympic Swimming Marathon, which will be held on Saturday 19 of August on the route "Klime Savin", in length of 30 km, starching from Saint Naum to the port of Ohrid. The marathon start will be at 12 o’clock from Saint Nuam, thus, the first swimmers are expected to arrive at the city port around 17 o'clock and 30 minutes – was stated during the press conference.
This sport event is in organization of the Municipality of Ohrid in cooperation with the Swimming Federation, the Agency for sport and youth and the Union of the Sports Federations in R. of Macedonia and the main sponsor is the president Gjorge Ivanov. As the main organizers, we are proud that we have taken most of the obligations hence by engaging all of our resources we will succeed in having another successful edition of the Ohrid Swimming Marathon. 22 individuals this year will take participation, 15 of them are men's and 7 are in women's competition; they come from Argentina, France, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, Russia and the host Macedonia. In addition, this year's Ohrid Swimming Marathon has special meaning because is the 3-rd Grand Prix run of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), it is one of the most prestigious and influential events on the final world list of marathon swimming - Said Mayor Nikola Bakracheski at the press conference. The representative of the technical delegation of FINA Sabolch Fodor and the representative of the Swimming Federation of Macedonia Jane Karajovanov expressed gratitude for the huge support of the Municipality of Ohrid which is the main organizer of the marathon and the hope that this world swimming event will pass in best order. Macedonian swimming marathon Evgeni Pop Acev, wished favorable weather conditions, announced that he is in excellent shape and expects to climb into the winning pedestal of this year's Ohrid Swimming Marathon.
This weekend in Ohrid - “White summer”
Date: 07.07.2017
Symbolically the beginning of the summer tourist season in Ohrid traditionally marks with organizing the manifestation "White Summer", in organization of the Tourism and LED Department in Municipality of Ohrid.
Taking into consideration that this amusement event includes several activities of cultural and artistic character, the official start of this summer tourist season will be marked on July 7 in the lobby of the church "Saint Sophia" with the drama "Kostana" performed by the theater "Slavija" From Belgrade, R. Serbia. Tonight, as part of the "White Summer" manifestation on the beach Labino, also with its performance will perform world-renowned jazz musician Vladimir Vasileski - Cetkar with beginning at 7 o’clock.
Date: 16.06.2017
With appropriate ceremony and with children’s performance of play and songs from the kindergarten “Jasna Risteska” was put in use the walking and recreational track from the channel Studencista to Gorica. Without hiding his satisfaction about the realization of this project, in his speech, Mayor Nicholas Bakracheski noted that this pathway has long been citizens’ need and demand.
I know that each of you have experienced the pleasure of walking, running, playing sports, recreation on this track and everything this recreational area offers about the citizens, hence I believe that all of them share my sense of satisfaction. Ohrid has very reach and beautiful nature, god does not spared when created the nature here, beside the nature he gave intelligence how this nature we can adequately use and enjoy its pleasures. … said Mayor Nikola Bakracheski. The walking pathway is long 1390 m. and wide 12 m. with two paths for bicycles and roller skates, in the middle the track is a horticultural arrange and light up. Along the entire length has a skate park, fitness area and soon a new playground should be build. The entire project cost 41.116.880 den. of which 14.000.000 den. were provided through the IPA cross-border cooperation with neighboring Greece.
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