Summer holiday in Ohrid
Arrival in Skopje.
We begin the sightseeing of Skopje from Skopje Fortress. Then we’ll see the old Church of Holy Savior, Sultan Murat Mosque, and the Old Bazaar which is a genuine Balkan experience with many small streets and houses, hand craft shops, restaurants and coffee places.
From there we’ll cross the River Vardar over the ancient Stone Bridge. On the new rebuilt Macedonia square we’ll see the grandiose statue of Alexander the Great, the other statues and new interesting buildings around the square. Walking along the main street, Macedonia street, we’ll come to Mother Teresa memorial house. Will end at the Old Railway station ruined by the earthquake in 1963 which is the museum of Skopje.
After a short lunch break we will continue with a visit to the church St. Panteleimon on the Mountain Vodno and the Millennium Cross where will be able panoramic view of the City of Skopje and the beautiful landscape of the surrounding mountains and their green valleys. We continue to Canyon Matka where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the many amenities of the canyon.
(Optional drive to the deepest cave Vrelo).
Accommodation in Skopje.
Skopje, Mavrovo National Park, Monastery of St.Jovan Bigorski and Ohrid
After the breakfast we are going to the National park Mavrovo.
Short break on the lake Mavrovo.
Continue to the Monastery Bigorski, one of the most significant religious and cultural sites of the Macedonian Orthodox Church built in 1020, The Ottomans destroyed the monastery in the 16th century, but it was restored in 1743 by the monk Ilarion…
Arrival and accommodation in Ohrid.
Sightseeing of the ancient city Ohrid (Lihnidos), a Macedonian city of Jerusalem UNESCO with 365 churches and monasteries. Old town, St.Sophia, gallery icons, house Robev , the ancient theater, St. Virgin Perivlepta, fortress of King Samuil, Plaoshnik and St. John Kaneo.
Afternoon visit the monastry St. Naum, the river Black Drin and museum on water.
After the lunch proceed by boat to the famous monastery
of St. Naum. In the complex are the church with the tomb of St. Naum where we can listen to the beating of his heart, hospices, mental hospital because today is believed that this place has healing powers. Besides the monastery will have the opportunity to enjoy the incredible beauty of the sources of Black Drin.
Accommodation in Ohrid
Struga-Radozda (cave church St.Archangel Michael )-Village Vevcani
Visit to Struga. Sightseeing of the old city. Continuing to the village Radozda where you can see the cave church St.Archangel Michael, with multiple layers of fresco dating from the 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th century.
After, visiting the St. Nicolas Church, the old mill and sources in the village Vevcani. Lunch in national restaurant in Vevcani..
Accommodation in Ohrid.
One day tour to the village Kuratica.
Ridding donkeys and lunch. Home made food and drinks.
Accommodation in Ohrid.
One day tour to the Bitola and Krusevo.
Walking on the main street Sirok Sokak and time for coffee. Continue to Krusevo, the city of the famous singer Tose Proeski. Visit his Memorial house of Tose Proeski. Lunch in local traditional restaurant.
Acccommodation in Ohrid.
Free time and back to Skopje.