Ohrid. You will be part of the story of bright Lichnidos, city with high achievements in the antique civilization, the famous Ohrid Archbishopric, the first all-Slavonic University of St. Clement’s, glorious medieval Kingdom of Samuil, Byzantium art, the spring of Enlightenment thought. According to the legend, the city used to have 365 churches, which rightly gave it the attribute BALKAN JERUSALEM. We believe that here you would feel the spirit of a nation, enter the pulse of warm hearts of its people and find inner serenity, enjoying the pearly lake waters and magnificent mountain landscapes. Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. It is nestled between Albania and Macedonia and is the perfect place to spend a weekend in one of the most peaceful places of the Balkans. Ohrid is one of the most picturesque and charming towns of the Balkan Peninsula, considered as the cultural capital of Macedonia.
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We will pick you up from the airport in Tirana and drive you to Ohrid today. Your first stop is the city of Elbasan, home to traditional Ottoman old houses as well as Sinan Pasha’s Turkish baths. Next, head for the medieval Monastery of Saint Naum, where you will get the chance to enjoy a traditional Macedonian lunch. See the resident peacocks that roam the grounds and enter the monastery to see its intricate frescoes. You are free in the evening. Overnight in Ohrid.
After breakfast we will visit the city of Ohrid. Explore Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic, 4th-century walls. See the ancient theater of Ohrid, built in the Hellenistic style. Walk up to the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Then, pass by the Church of Saint Sophia and enter the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration. Then, back on the road and we drive at the Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement located on Lake Ohrid. A one-of-a-kind in the region, this museum is an authentic reconstruction of part of an ancient settlement dating back between 1200 BC and 700 BC. Then we will visit Saint Naum Monastery. Overnight in Ohrid.
After breakfast we leave Ohrid in the morning for the city of Struga. Visit the cave churches of Saint Archangel Michael and Saint Atanasij as well as the Holy Mother of God Monastery complex. These churches and monastery are situated on the shore of Ohrid Lake. An important relic in the monastery complex is a Holy Mother of God icon with a black face and black clothing, holding in her hands a black Jesus. Proceed to Tirana and we have time will visit Tirana, Capital of Albania then we transfer to the Airport. End of our service.
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