Highlights Macedonia Tour
Our Macedonia 3 day/2 night cultural tour starts in Sofia. This tour provides an excellent opportunity to see the roots of a century-old culture, impressive mediaeval churches and monasteries and Nature, which beauty will take your breath away. We visit Plaoshnik where St. Clement of Ohrid founded the first University in Europe and educated 3,500 students at the end of the 9 c (887 - 893 AD). St Clement ‘simplified’ the Glagolitic alphabet, designed by Sts. Cyril and Methodius, and in honour of his Teacher – St. Cyril, named it “Cyrillic”.
HIGHLIGHTS: UNESCO site – St Clement of Ohrid church, the Ohrid Lake, St Naum monastery, lovely villages of whitewashed houses with red tiled roofs. Local cuisine is another hidden secret, worth your special attention.
You'll visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: St Clement Church in Ohrid
Itinerary -> Macedonia Tour Sofia Ohrid "Cradle Of Culture, Land Of Nature"
Day 1: Sofia - Kriva Palanka –Tetovo - Skopje - Ohrid (450 km)
Our Macedonia tour Sofia Ohrid starts early morning in Sofia. In the morning, you will depart to Skopje. In Skopje you will meet your local. First of all, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital of N.Macedonia. The city is a historical crossroad between East and West. See the Old Stone Bridge, the old bazaar, City Fortress, the Church of Holy Salvation. Consequently, visit the Monument of Mother Teresa. She was born in Skopje 1910. Proceed to Ohrid with a stopover in Tetovo. Here you will visit the famous Colourful Mosque. It was built only 3 years after Christopher Columbus discovered America. At the end of the day reach Ohrid and check in a hotel.
Accommodation at a 5* hotel in Ohrid.
Day 2: Ohrid
Following breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Ohrid and the Ohrid Lake. Visit the old town with the fantastic Mediaeval Orthodox Churches: Church of St Clement - UNESCO site, Church of St Sofia, Church of St. John Kaneo, Roman Theatre, Fortress of Tzar Samuil. Later, in the afternoon, explore the neighboring St Naum monastery. It is scenecally located on the southern banks of the Ohrid Lake. The monastery was established in the year 900 A.D. by St Naum of Ohrid himself, who is also buried here. St Naum is one of the most prominent disciples of Sts Cyril and Methodius. The two brothers developed the first Bulgarian alphabet (Glagolitic) in 855 A.D. And the beautiful setting - high mountains above the blue lake, makes the monastery the most popular destinations in the region. At the end of this lovely day, drive back to Ohrid.
B, Accommodation at a 5* hotel in Ohrid.
Day 3: Ohrid - Debar - Sofia (460 km)
After breakfast you will leave Ohrid, heading North. Certainly, driving across the gorge of Treska River is an adventure. Nature here is amazing. Later, visit the largest monastery in Macedonia - St Bigorski Monastery. And it is the most important monastery in Macedonia.
Finally, proceed back to Sofia, where tour ends.