It is mentioned for the first time by ancient Titian historian Lihnidos civilian walls in the 3rd century BC, while the greatest description dates from the 5th century when the castle was protected by tribal attacks during the Great Depression of Peoples. The castle was used both in Roman and Byzantine times, and during the period of the reign of Samuel, it expanded and greatly improved.
Today’s form originates from King Samuel’s time, and there are data on the destruction and repair of the castle by the Turks and Byzantines. Today, 18 towers and four gates of the castle are preserved, which is the protected sign of Ohrid. In the fortress are discovered many important items and embellishments of precious material, and the Hellenistic necropolis of the 5th century was found.
In the language and spirit of antiquity, there is also an amphitheater in the old part of Ohrid. It is thought that it was built in the 3rd century BC. From this era and from the Middle Ages, many artifacts have been preserved. Today theater is a place where many events are held, among which and events within the Vera festival in Ohrid.
If you visit Ohrid during the summer and if you do not go to see a show in this theater, you will miss the only chance to feel the feeling this public had in the same places thousands of years ago.