The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje. From there we drive around 3 hours through the western part of Macedonia, rich with beautiful hills and mountains, until we reach Ohrid. On the half way there, we will stop in Straza, for a small break, and a chance to taste the famous and unique pastry, mekica. Right after the arrival in Ohrid, we will make a short break, and start the city tour of Ohrid and visit: the Cathedral Church St. Sophia (from the 10th century, the oldest in Macedonia), the Ancient Theatre, the Samuil Fortress (dedicated to the Macedonian medieval tsar), the Church St. Holly Mother of God Peribleptos (with unique frescoes, built in 1295), the complex of St. Pantaleimon Church and St. Clement of Ohrid (where St.Clement, the founder of the Cyrillic alphabet, was buried) and the Church of St. John the Evangelist (Kaneo). Sometime, in the middle of these visits, we will have a possibility to have lunch in a restaurant on the lake shore, or go for a swim. From the St. John Kaneo Church, we could go back to the town Center by small boats. Our last visit of the day is the Museum on water (Bay of bones), a Neolithic settlement, reconstructed in a perfect way, so we can imagine how the prehistoric people lived on water, preserving themselves from the dangers of the mainland. From here, we drive back to Skopje, and drop you off in any location of your preference in Skopje.
-Discover the old part of Ohrid, and learn more about the history from an experienced tour guide
-See top Byzantine art
-Visit many early Christian basilicas (in the old part of Ohrid there are 20 early Christian basilicas)
-Visit the first university in Europe and learn why Ohrid is very important for the whole Slavic world
-Breathtaking views on Ohrid and the Ohrid Lake
-Go back into prehistory and see how people were living, at the Museum on water.
-Any location of your preference in Skopje Departure time:
-Preferred 8:00 - 9:00am Duration of the tour:
11h Return details:
-Any location in Skopje Inclusions:
-Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or any preferred location in Skopje
-All transfers with comfortable A/C car or minivan
-Experienced English-speaking tour guide/driver Exclusions:
-Food and drinks