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Ohrid is credited as being the birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet, which was most probably created by St. Clement of Ohrid (Kliment Ohridski), although recent scholarship has suggested that it was created in the Preslav Literary School in northwestern Bulgaria. Climent combined the Greek alphabet with the Glagolic alphabet that had been created by the brothers St. Cyril and Methodius.

The seat of the historical Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid 1019-1767, the cultural and military centre of the southwestern part of the First Bulgarian Empire since Boris I and the capital of Tsar Samiul (997-1014 CE).

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  • Renault, AStyle wrote 7 years ago:
    To the north. On the way to Resen.
  • Renault, NBouman (guest) wrote 7 years ago:
    I like to visit but what is the name of the road or what direction from Ohrid centre?
  • Hotel Montenegrin Inn, Yaropolk wrote 8 years ago:
    normal cheap hotel, don't expect anything more than that
  • Nikola Karev Dorm, Murfy (guest) wrote 8 years ago:
    Does anyone have more info/pictures of the dorms?
  • Villa St. Sofia, VIvkovic (guest) wrote 9 years ago:
    Probably the best ever short break taken. The place is perfect, the food is perfect, the service is perfect. You will just forget trip once you indulge within! Excellent hospitality. The staff is well trained and most importantly having a smile at all times!! Would definitely go back.
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