We are starting this 5 day Best of Macedonia tour with sightseeing of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.. The Old Railway Station and Museum, Memorial House of Mother Teresa born in Skopje, Macedonia Square and monuments Alexander Macedonian, Justinian Prima, Samuel King, Arch Gate, Parliament, Old Stone Bridge, Fortress Kale, church St. Spas, old Bazaar, and others.
-Accommodation in Hotel
-Dinner in Macedonian traditional restaurant
Skopje, Aquaduct, Canyon Matka, Mountain Vodno and Millenium cross
After breakfast, we will visit the old Aquaduct. Continuing to the Canyon Matka where you will have the chance to see the deepest underwater cave, listed as one of the top 77 natural sites in the world.
-Free time for lunch
-Continuing to Monastery St. Pantelejmon, Sightseeing at the famous Millennium Cross on the top of the Vodno mountain.
Tetovo, Mavrovo, Vevcani, Struga and Ohrid
After breakfast, we are going to Ohrid, the Balkan Jerusalem. First, we will visit Tetovo town and the Painted Mosque built-in 1438. Continuing the journey to the Monastery of St. John the Baptist.
The trip will be with the canyons of the Black Drim and Radica rivers, Mavrovo and Debar Lake. Visiting the St. Nicolas Church, the old mill and sources in the village Vevcani. Lunch in the national restaurant Vevcani.Visit Struga. Sightseeing in the old city.
Continuing to Ohrid overnight.
Sightseeing of the ancient city Ohrid (Lihnidos), protected by UNESCO with 365 churches and monasteries. The old town, St.Sophia, gallery icons, house Robev , the ancient theatre, St. Virgin Perivlepta, a fortress of King Samuil , Plaoshnik. St. John Kaneo. Caffe break. Afternoon visits the monastery St. Naum, the river Black Drin and a museum on water. Overnight in town.
Ohrid and Monastery St.Naum
We’ll take a trip on the scenic route along the lake’s east shore to St. Naum, which lies a few kilometers from the Albanian border. The first stop on the road will be “The Bay of Bones” near the village Gradiste which is a reconstructed village on stilts like they were built in the Bronze Age. After a few kilometers drive on the narrow and winding road with beautiful views of the lake and villages far below us, we shall come to St. Naum. The views of the lake and the snow-capped mountains in Galicica National Park is stunning. The old monastery St. Naum was built in the 900′s and in the old church, St. Naum is buried. They say you can still hear his heartbeat if you listen really, really closely at his chest on the tomb. The monastery with its church has a beautiful location with great views over Lake Ohrid and of the fields where a number of peacocks peacefully are walking around. Over the whole place, you feel strong spirituality!
A bit from St. Naum we’ll visit the springs of the river Crni Drim that runs one of the few rivers that water the lake out on the other end of the Lake. Maybe this is the nicest place in Macedonia. After visiting the church Sveta Petka we’ll drive you back to Ohrid.
In the price is included:
-Accommodation in Skopje 2 overnights with breakfast in Hotel 3*
-Accommodation in Ohrid 2 overnights with breakfast in Hotel 3*
-Local Tourist guide
* 1 day – Skopje sightseeing
*2 day – All day (Canyon Matka, St.Pantelejmon, mountain Vodno, Millenium cross)
*4 day - Ohrid sightseeing
*5 day – Monastery St. Naum sightseeing
-Lunch in Macedonian traditional restaurant in village Vevcani
In the price are not included:
- Additional Food and drinks which are not mentioned in,,Price included,,
-Bout trip to the Monastery St. Naum