Including walking tours in Skopje and Ohrid, complementary
Matka valley tour & half day visit to St. Naum monastery
The Best of Macedonia
09:00 Morning walk in the city center and Skopje Old Bazaar with our experienced and professional tour guide. Later on walk on the main pedestrian zone in Skopje and the main square. Passing the Stone bridge and see on the way The new Archeological museum (from outside); The Museum of Macedonian struggle (from outside); The Holocaust museum (from outside) Upon arrival at Skopje old bazaar you will stroll on narrow streets with unique architecture and craftsman shops. You will pass the Church of St Spas on the way to visit Kale fortress hill, with panoramic view to the old and new part of Skopje.
11:00 You will be picked up by our driver to visit Matka valley. A lot of possibilities to escape
from city life here – you can take a boat trip to the entrance of cave Vrelo or alternatively,
hop aboard a kayak or raft and see river Treska canyon by water (boat hire fees are not included in the price).
Or simply you can walk along the lake and enjoy the nature. Coffee break at nearby restaurant.
15:00 Long distance to Ohrid. In less than 3 hours drive and one coffee stop, you will arrive in Ohrid.
Overnight in hotel in Ohrid.
09:00 Ohrid walking tour will start this day.
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!
In 12th century, the city was also the seat of Archbishop of Ohrid.
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 and to visit remains of the first Slavic university in the Balkans, today founded at Holy area of Plaoshnik. You will go inside the recently rebuild Church of St Clement
and pass by the unique church of St. John – Kaneo and visit St. Sofia, the cathedral church. Free afternoon in Ohrid to stroll on your own in narrow Old town streets. Overnight in Ohrid.
09:00 Drive along the beautiful Ohrid lake to St Naum monastery. On the way, visit to the Bay of Bones museum on water. Upon arrival visit to the monastery (inside). Possibility to have a boat ride on the lake, above the springs of Black Drim river (not included in the price, to be paid on the spot) Free time to have a nice lunch at the restaurant located in beautiful island along the springs. Afternoon drive back to Ohrid and after 3 hours long distance drive with one coffee break arrival in Skopje.
End of the tour.