THE BEST OF MACEDONIA IN THREE DAYS

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Private 3 days tour,
including walking tours in Skopje, Ohrid and Bitola,
short boat trip on the lake, visit to St. Naum monastery
and both Mavrovo and Galichica National parks

Why Private tour?
No other people on board,
Departure date is chosen by you,
Possibility to extend or reduce the program,
Flexibility during the tour

DAY 1:

Spend the morning with our experienced and professional tour guide in strolling Skopje city center and Skopje Old Bazaar. Visit the Church of St. Spas with its unique iconostasis from 19th century (inside – closed on Mondays). Pass across river Vardar on historical Stone bridge from 15th century. Visit Mother Teresa memorial house (inside) and the place where she was born in 1910.

Possibility to have lunch at some of many traditional restaurants at Skopje old bazaar.

Later on, drive towards Mavrovo NP, on a picturesque road along Radika river and lakes made by river Black Drim,
passing many traditional villages on the way to the south part of Macedonia and Ohrid lake.
Upon arrival in Ohrid accommodation at hotel and overnight.

DAY 2:

Start the walking (2-3 hours light walking) tour with our experienced guide in Ohrid Old town.
Because of the religious importance and its numerous churches and monasteries, Ohrid is also famous under the name “Macedonian Jerusalem”. According the history facts, there used to be 365 churches – a church for each day! Since 1979 the city and the lake of Ohrid are under protection of UNESCO.

Do not miss to have a nice panoramic picture from Ohrid fortress (inside) and to visit remains of the first Slavic university in the Balkans, today founded at Holy area of Plaoshnik (inside). Go inside the recently rebuild Church of St Clement (inside). Pass by the unique church of St. John – Kaneo (from outside). Enjoy a boat ride from Kaneo with panoramic view of Old town (included). Finally, visit to the cathedral church from 10th century, St. Sofia (inside).

You can have a lunch at some of many traditional restaurants by Ohrid lake.

In the afternoon, light drive along the lake coast to visit another pearl located on the south part of the lake, St. Naum monastery complex, with its unique church, originally built by St. Naum in 9th century. As final surprise – you can have an unforgettable 40 minutes boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river (optional, could be paid on the spot) Drive back to Ohrid for overnight.

DAY 3:

Morning drive across Galichica NP on the narrow mountain road, with panoramic views of both Ohrid and Prespa lakes.
Upon arrival in Bitola, city tour with our guide visiting Bitola bazaar, the old square with the Clock tower and the main pedestrian zone in Bitola. Free time to have a lunch in the pedestrian zone.
Visit to Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site (included) from the time of Philip II, The father of Alexander the Great.
Afternoon drive back to Skopje. End of the tour