The festival of poetry takes place from 25th to 29th August every year. It is also the town of the eel and that was why this town was called Enhalion in the past which meant ‘the town of eels’. The present name Struga is of Slavic origin and it means ‘a hunting ground’. The tour starts from the Drim Hotel, the place where the River Drim flows out of Lake Ohrid. Then we do a sightseeing tour of Struga on foot. The town is located on both banks of the River Drim. First the Church of St Gjorgi is visited, then the Natural History Museum of Dr Nikola Nezlobinski which has more than 10,000 examples of flora and fauna from the Ohrid and Prespa regions.
We can either make a coffee break afterwards or continue our tour and go to the small settlement and monastery complex of Kalishta where we can visit the cave church of Sveta Bogorodica (the Holy Mother of God) which was built as a hermit’s dwelling and has frescoes from three different periods. The newly built church is also dedicated to Sveta Bogorodica. Near this complex, there stands the most beautiful hotel ever built on the shores of the lake. It follows the architectural style of the old town of Ohrid and it has a restaurant set into the cave wall where you can have lunch (on demand) or go back to your hotel.
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