/Western Macedonia

Western Macedonia

Day 1

Upon arrival we head to the airport in Skopje. Hotel accommodation. Sightseeing Skopje (Skopje Fortress, St. Spas, Old Town, Square, Museum of the National Struggle, The Memorial House of Mother Teresa …) Lunch in a restaurant. Free time for individual walks. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2

After the breakfast, visit the canyon Matka and the church Assumption of the Virgin – Matka. We continue to Tetovo, visiting the Painted Mosque. Lunch in The Mavrovo National Park. Panoramic view of the national park. We head to the monastery of St. John the Bigorski. The path leads along the picturesque gorge of the river Radika. We continue to the Monastery of St. George the Victorious – Rajcica located at the beginning of the town of Debar. We will reach Ohrid trough the gorge of the river Drim and the field around the city Struga. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3

After breakfast we go on tour in the old part of Ohrid. Ohrid is a city that is several thousand years old, is located in the Ohrid basin on the northern shore of Lake Ohrid. It is an UNESCO town because of its rich history, culture and tradition. The old name of the city is Lihnidos (light). The fact that this city had 365 churches deserves the name Jerusalem of the Balkans. In the old city stands out with the churches St. Sofia (IX century), St. Mary – Perivlepta (XIII century) St. Clement (IX century) and St. John – Kaneo (XIII century). Also there is the Ancient Amphitheater, Samuil Fortress archaeological site Plaoshnik, the old Ohrid architecture, House Robevci … In the south of the Ohrid Lake there is the most beautiful part of the coast which abounds with beautiful scenery. In place of rocks that rises high above the lake is situated monastery St. Naum. It was built in 900 by Saint Naum personally, dedicated the monastery to the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel. St. Nahum. He was a disciple of Cyril and Methodius and good contributor to St. Kliment Ohridski. St. Naum died in 910 and he was buried in the church. Around the monastery a beautiful scenery stretches with a small pond formed by the sources of the river Drim which has two natural islands. Back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4

  After breakfast we will visit the ancient city Heraclea near Bitola. This site dates from the 4th century BC built by Philip II of Macedonia. Following the walk “Broad Alley” in Bitola (former consuls city). We continue in the winery “Tikves”. Sightseeing in thelargest winery in southeastern Europe followed with wine tasting with snacks. Return to the airport in Skopje.

Price: 196 euros                                                                     Premium price: 255 euros

Price includes:

Transport

Hotel (half board)

Entrance fees for the museum

Tourist guide

Price is not includes:

Lunch