Day 1: Skopje
Arrival at the Skopje's airport. Transfer to your hotel. A short introductory tour of the area round your hotel - getting useful hints from your tour guide. Sightseeing tour; Visit to the old railway station the first railway station in the Balkans; The statue of Mother Teresa; The Stone Bridge; The church of St. Spas (Holy Salvation), which is famous for housing the remains of the great Macedonian revolutionary Goce Delcev (1872-1903); The Fortress Kale; The Monastery of St. Pantelejmon in the village of Gorno Nerezi, which was built in the 12th century. Lunch in the restaurant next to the church of St. Pantelejmon. After lunch a visit to the Church of St. Andreja Matka, built in the 14th century. Dinner in a local restaurant with folk music. Overnight stay in Skopje.
Day 2: Mavrovo - Ohrid
After a relaxed breakfast a drive west to Mavrovo. A walking tour of Mavrovo National Park, which represents one of the most attractive tourist centers in Macedonia. In Mavrovo National Park and near it, there is the most famous village of Galichnik, then and the Monastery of Sveti Jovan Bigorski (St John the Baptist). The village of Galichnik lies in the heart of the Mount Bistra. It is a typical Macedonian village which is famous for many things but mostly for the national festival Galichka Svadba (Galichka Wedding). Some free time for a snack - before leaving for Ohrid. The tour in Ohrid starts in front of the statue of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, and it continues to the Lower gate, the National Museum of Ohrid, the Church of St Sophia, the Roman amphitheater, the Upper gate, St Clement's Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious (Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos), The Icon Gallery, Tsar Samoil's fortress, Plaoshnik, and it ends in a walk through Ohrid's marketplace. Dinner and overnight stay in Ohrid.
Day 3: Ohrid - Skopje
After breakfast - a visit to the beautiful and popular Monastery of St Naum with new inns built in the last decade. The original church of the Holy Archangels was built in the early 10th century by St Naum and later it housed the tomb and relics of St Naum himself. Today its remains are buried beneath the present 16th-century church. The source of the River Crn Drim which feeds the lake is nearby. After a short walking tour we will have lunch at one of the many restaurants with a lovely view of the lake. Afterwards a drive to Skopje. Dinner in a local restaurant with folk music. Overnight stay in Skopje.
Day 4: Skopje
Depending on the flight schedule, there is an option of visiting the Old Skopje Bazaar and the new market place. Transfer to the airport.
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