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28th FEPTO Annual Meeting
Ohrid, North Macedonia, 24th – 28th of May 2020
Mind The Body Exploring the Soma through Psychodrama

 

OHRID, CITY HOST OF THE FEPTO ANNUAL MEETING

Ohrid is a city in Republic North Macedonia, the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country, with over 42,000 inhabitants as of 2002. Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen and Bitola. In 1979 and in 1980 respectively, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.

Besides being a holy center of the region, it is also the source of knowledge and Macedonian-Slavic literacy. The restored Monastery at Plaoshnik was actually one of the oldest Universities in the western world, dating before the 10th century.

It was located in this town, through the activity of Macedonian teachers St. Clement of Ohrid in the late 9th and early 10th centuries and the first Macedonian-Slavic University in Europe. Ohrid was also the most important official capital of the First Macedonian – Slavic State, more precisely of the Kingdom of Samuil.
Ohrid is the birthplace of Macedonia in the 19th century with the strong maxim of one of the greatest European intellectuals of that time, Grigor Prlicev of Ohrid, called the Second Homer.

Ohrid is also home to Vila Biljana, which serves as an official residence of the Prime Minister of North Macedonia

 

THE VENUE

The Annual Meeting will be held at Metropol Hotel, in Ohrid.

We warmly recommend Hotel Metropol and Hotel Turist. Prices are low, food excellent and all events will be at Metropol Hotel. If you choose accommodation elsewhere, there are no other means of transport except for taxi. Every day you will need to spend 7-10 euros for a taxi.
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ACCOMMODATION

Registration fee doesn’t include accommodation, which is to be organised by participants themselves. Please, reserve and pay yourself your accommodation!

Hotel Metropol is located between the shore of Lake Ohrid and the green forests of the Galicica National park, boasting amazing views of the lake and the mountains. Savour authentic regional cuisine as well as international dishes accompanied by the sound of traditional music while enjoying an amazing lake view. Benefit from the banquet hall as well as the conference hall.

Single/double room: 54 euro/40 euro (includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Phone: +389 046 203 001

Hotel Tourist is connected with Hotel Mеtropol through a corridor. Boasting well-equipped accommodation and great facilities. All the meals are served in the restaurants of Hotel Metropol.

Single/double room: 45 euro/33 euro (includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Phone: +389 46 203 001
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ARRIVING TO OHRID

Ohrid’s  St. Paul the Apostle Airport, also known as Ohrid Airport, is an international airport It is the second largest airport in Republic of North Macedonia The airport is located 9 km northwest from Ohrid.

In total there are 4 airlines flying from and to Ohrid. Wizz Air (W6), Germanian Flug (GM), Edelweiss Air (WK),

There are currently no buses linking the airport with Ohrid city centre. The normal taxi fare for the 9 km ride is 8 euros or 500 denars. Hotel Metropol is 6,1 km more from Ohrid. To hotel Metropol don’t give to taxi more than 15 Euros – 900 denars.

Alternative airports to Ohrid: the nearest airport to Ohrid is Skopje Airport.

Skopje Airport is the larger and busier of the two international airports in North Macedonia, with the other being the St. Paul the Apostle Airport in Ohrid which is located 170 km southwest from the national capital Skopje.


TRAVELING TO NORTH MACEDONIA

Most visits to North Macedonia are trouble-free. Occasional acts of criminal violence occur, although foreigners are not generally targeted.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/north-macedonia

You can find many interesting touristic destinations in North Macedonia. Take this opportunity and look at the country. Here are some links and surfing Google can find more:

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/macedonia
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/macedonia/southern-macedonia/ohrid
https://www.macedoniatravel.com/

If you have any questions about traveling to North Macedonia, if you want to come before Conference and AM  or stay longer, if you need advice or renting a car,  or you need help to make a private tour, we recommend contacting this touristic agency:

Travel Agency “Holidays”, License A
http://macedoniaholiday.com/
holidaycompa@gmail.com

The agency has a special deal with AMIGDALA and will give you the best prices and service. It will respond quickly and professionally to all your requests .

If you choose any other option and agency you will certainly not make big mistake because the main characteristic of the people in Northern Macedonia is that they are hospitable and friendly.

 

EXCURSION

We will start at 11 o’clock in Front of the Hotel Metropol. Buses will drive us to the center of Ohrid. First we will visit the City hall and we will meet the mаyor of Ohrid.

After that we will have professional guides who will take us on a tour: to see Ohrid and its historical sights. This walk will last 3 hours. We have an hour free for coffee or shopping and at 16:00 we will set sail for the Monastery of St. Naum.
At the boat will have a small snack cocktail and good wine and brandy. We will arrive at 17:00 in St. Naum. The guides will take us to visit  the Monastery of St. Naum for one hour.
From 18:00 we will have dinner on the island in the middle of the springs of the river Drim. Traditional Macedonian dishes with live music and folk dances will be served.
The first bus back to the hotel will depart at 10 am.


VISA

No visa is required for EU, countries in the Balkan,  the State of Israel.
More > Visa for North Macedonia


CURRENCY

The denar is the currency of the Republic of North Macedonia. It is subdivided into 100 deni. The name denar comes from the name of the ancient Roman monetary unit, the denarius. The currency symbol is ден, the first three letters of its name. The Macedonian denar was introduced in 1992.The exchange rate at the 14th of December 2014 was:

1 EUR = 61.3176 MKD
1 MKD = 0.0163085 EUR

For updated rates > The money converter


CONTACT

For all questions about the arrangement or accommodation, please contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC):

LOC coordinator: Mirjana Jovanovska Stojanovska
Tel: +389 70 233 453

Secretary of the Annual Meeting: Margarita Nikolovska
Email:  ohrid2020AM@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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