National parks of Macedonia
8 Days / Highlights: Kokino - Mavrovo - Pelister - Ohrid - Galicica - Berovo
|Round trip in the comfort coach
|7x B&B in 3 * + - 4*Hotels
|6x dinner at the hotel
|1x dinner "Macedonian Evening" with music in Skopje
|1x English-speaking travel guide
|1x navigation in the Ohrid lake
|1x oar boat journey Sveti Naum
|1x Cheese Tasting in Mavrovo
|1x Wine Tasting
Best Travel Period
1. Day: Skopje / Sofia – Kokino - Skopje
Flight to Skopje or Sofia. By the coach we go to the unique stone monuments of Kokino, a megalithic observatory, about 4000 years old. In a list of the NASA about archaeological observatories Kokino is led in place 4. Afterwards the second part of the journey brings us to our hotel in Skopje. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.
2. Day: Skopje
In the morning we undertake a detailed inspection of the Macedonian capital. We see highlights like Sveti Spas (saviour's church), Kale fortress, the Turkish Old Town as well as modern Skopje. In the afternoon excursion to the Matka canyon, a natural zone with numerous endemic botanical species. As an alternative to the Matka canyon the possibility for the visit of the natural-historical museum exists in Skopje. In the evening a typically Macedonian dinner with folkloric music expects us. Overnight in Skopje.
3. Day: Skopje – Mavrovo – Ohrid
In the morning we leave Skopje and go first to Tetovo where we visit the "coloured" mosque, a cultural heritage from osmanic time. Afterwards the second leg of the journey to Mavrovo in the national park of the same name. A unique mountain landscape expects us. We will taste the famous cheese of this region at a sheepfold. Shortly before Debar we visit the monastery of Sveti Jovan Bigorski. Further about Debar to Ohrid to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
4. Day: Ohrid – Sveti Naum
In the morning we visit the holiest town of the country, Ohrid – UNESCO world cultural heritage. With a small boat trip we already recognise the unique and enchanting scenery. In the afternoon we go to the origin of the Ohrid lake where we discover the subterranean springs in a journey by the oar boat. Afterwards inspection of the monastery of Sveti Naum. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
5. Day: Ohrid – Bitola – Pelister
After the breakfast we go to Bitola where we visit first the excavations of Heraklea. Afterwards a short city tour before we drive to the Pelister national park. We cover our hotel in about 1,400-m over sea-level, surrounded from unique nature. In the afternoon every guest has the possibility to get to know on own initiative the area. Dinner and overnight in Pelister
6. Day: Pelister – Strumica – Berovo
In the morning journey from Pelister past Prilep to the best known wine-growing area of Macedonia in the space of Demir Kapija. After a Winetasting the second leg of the journey to the famous waterfalls of Strumica. A unique spectacle of nature expects us. About early evening we reach our hotel in Berovo. Dinner and overnight in Berovo
7. Day: Berovo
In the morning a small hiking to the Berovo lake. Afterwards we visit a sheepfold where us delightful optional lunch expects us. In the afternoon visit of both monasteries of the region, Holy archangel Michael as well as Holy Ascension of the mother Maria. Dinner and overnight in Berovo
8. Day: Berovo – Skopje / Sofia
Transfer to the airport Skopje or Sofia
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