Discover Macedonia

1st DAY SKOPJE
After the arrival in Skopje, we will start the tour with a city tour in the pedestrian zone to arrive at the main city square called Macedonia. We cross the oldest bridge in Skopje called The Stone Bridge and we continue walking across the Old Town. You will have the chance to sense the rhythm of the Old Town with its Old Bazaar, the ancient shops and traditional restaurants. At the end you will visit the Church St. Spas (Holly Salvation), the most famous church in Skopje. Built in the later 17th and early 18th centuries known by its wood carved iconostasis with rich ornamentation made between 1819 and 1824. In the court yard is the tomb of the founder of the Macedonian liberation movement of 1903 Goce Delcev. We continue to the Upper Town at the Kale Fortress for a panoramic view to the city. Just nearby are the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Macedonia, as well as the Mustafa-Pasha Mosque. We return to the new part of Skopje by crossing the Quay of the river Vardar and the shopping center following by a visit of the Mother Therese monument in the walking area of the center. Accommodation in hotel. Diner and overnight in hotel.


2nd DAY SKOPJE-STOBI-DOJRAN LAKE-STRUMICA
After the breakfast, drive to the town of Dojran and the Dojran Lake (170 km) with on route visits of Stobi – the archeological locality from the roman times. We continue to Dojran near the Greek border – the fishermen town where the friendship between them and the cormorant bird in the fishing routine in the “mandri” is unique. Only in Dojran You can eat fish baked on straws and hundred more ways. Lunch in restaurant. We continue the tour in Strumica – The carnival town located southeast of the country is the most exciting nightlife place in Macedonia. Diner and overnight in hotel.



3rd DAY STRUMICA-DEMIR KAPIJA-PRILEP-BITOLA-OHRID
After the breakfast, we will visit the waterfalls of Smolare nearby, the monasteries of Vodoca and Veljusa, We continue the tour in the wine region of Tikves where we will visit the vine cave Tikves with wine testing followed by lunch. After the lunch we continue to Bitola where we will stop for a visit of the archeological locality Heraclea Lyncestis. Our tour continues to Ohrid. After arrival accommodation in hotel. Diner and overnight in hotel.

 


 

 

 

4th DAY OHRID
Breakfast in hotel. Ohrid sightseeing follows: The church St. Sofia, The Fortress, The Antic Theatre, St. Kliment, St. Jovan Kaneo, The National Museum, The House of the Robevi family, The Galery of Icons, Plaosnik. After the visit we will make a boat excursion to St. Naum (25km). Visit of the monastery and lunch in the national restaurant. Back to Ohrid. Diner and overnight in hotel.



5th DAY OHRID
After the breakfast, drive to Skopje through Debar and visit of the monastery St. Jovan Bigorski. We continue to Mavrovo – the ski resort on Bistra Mountain (Mavrovo) is a real paradise for skiers where the snow and the woods are the part of wild nature. Rich in natural resources, traced mountain recreational paths, traced mountain-bike paths. We continue to Skopje. After arrival we take you to a lunch in national restaurant. The tour ends here.


 

Tour: Discover Macedonia
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Highlights: Skopje, Stobi, Dojran Lake, Strumica, Demir Kapija, Prilep, Bitola, Ohrid, Debar, Mavrovo
Services included: Van/minibus/coach transportation, 1 HB accommodation in 3* hotel in Skopje, 1 HB accommodation in 3* hotel in Strumica, 2 HB accommodation in 3* hotel in Ohrid, lunch meals in restaurants, visits & sightseeings, Licenced tour guide, entrance fees
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