Monasteries of Macedonia

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Monasteries of Macedonia

Countries: Macedonia
Duration: 7 nights/ 8 days
Activity: Cultural tour


DAY 1 SKOPJE


Arrival in Skopje. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 SKOPJE – MONASTERIES AROUND SKOPJE (50 km)

Breakfast. Departure for Matka Lake (15 km from Skopje). Visit the Church St Andrew, XIV century (the numerous old Christian monuments are situated on the slopes of Skopska Crna Gora on the north). At the end of the morning visit the Monastery of St. Pantelejmon. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the Marko Monastery, situated 20 km south of the Capital. Return in Skopje to visit the old town: Medieval Fortress, Church of St. Spas, Old Bazaar, Old Mosques. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 SKOPJE – KRIVA PALANKA – LESNOVO – KRATOVO – SKOPJE (250km)

Breakfast. Departure for Staro Nagoricane to visit the Church of St. George. In the late mornig arrival in the Monastery of St Joakim Osogovski. Visit the monastery, the second important one in Macedonia. Lunch in the restaurant of the monastery. Travel to visit the Lesnovo Monastery near Kratovo the city of dolls and bridges, with roots in the Roman period, which at that time was a significant trade center during Byzantine period. After the visit Kratovo, return to Skopje. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4 SKOPJE – DEBAR – KALYSTA – OHRID (240 km)


Breakfast. Departure for the Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski. Not far from here, visit the Monastery of St. George, near Debar. Lunch. In the afternoon arrival in the Monastery of St. Kalysta near Struga. After the visit check in hotel, in Ohrid. Free time. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5 OHRID – ST. NAUM (60 km)

Breakfast. Visit the old town: Fortress of King Samuil, Church of St. Sofia, Church of Kaneo, Roman Theatre. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the Monastery of St. Naum, sites in the south part of the lake. Return to Ohrid. Free time. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 6 OHRID – BITOLA – PRILEP - STRUMICA (260 km)


Breakfast. Departure for Bitola following the road to the north of Lake Prespa. Visit Bitola and the archeological site of Heraclea. After lunch departure for Prilep, to visit the Monastery of St. Michael and the Varosh district. In the late afternoon arrival in Strumica. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 7 STRUMICA – RADOVIS – STIP – SKOPJE (160 km)

Breakfast. Visit the Monastery of Vodoca, with its frescos, and visit the female Monastery of Veljsa. Departure for Radovis to visit the Church of Holy Trinity. After lunch arrival in Stip top visit the Church of St. John the Baptist (XIII century). In the afternoon arrival in Skopje. Check in hotel. Free time. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 8 DEPARTURE FROM SKOPJE

Breakfast and transfer to airport.