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Day 1: Arrival Skopje
Arrival in Skopje. Meet and greet the guide at the airport. Upon arrival in capital of Macedonia walking tour of Skopje and visit Mother Theresa house, Old Railway station, Warrior on horse, and many of the monuments from the project Skopje 2014, famous Stone Bridge and part of the old bazaar, Kale Fortress, Mustafa Pasha mosque, Old Bazar, Macedonia Street. Lunch and free time. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Skopje-Krushevo-Bitola
Breakfast at hotel and check out. We start our tour to Krushevo, the highest city of North Macedonia and in the Balkans, 1350m above sea level. The small streets, restaurants and cafes all around the city create a unique atmosphere. We will visit the Meckin Kamen statue, honouring Pitu Guli, who fought against the Ottomans to protect the town, and the Ilinden monument, honouring a group of Macedonians that fought against the Ottoman beginning the movement that resulted in a free Macedonia. Even though the Saint Jovan church and Saint Nicola church got destroyed in 1903, the original architecture is still present here.
The last destination for today is the city of Bitola, the second largest city and also the oldest city of North Macedonia. Accommodation and dinner at hotel in Bitola.
Day 3: Bitola-Ohrid
Breakfast at hotel and check out. On the way to Bitola first we visit the ancient city of Hereclea near Bitola with beautiful mosaics. In Bitola we’ll visit the archeological museum and the memorial house of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk with room dedicated to Ataturk - the father of modern Turkey. We pass the most famous street Shirok sokak (Broad Alley) - with mixed romantic architectural works and many shops and coffee bars up till the old Turkish bazaar from Ottoman period. Next destination is Ohrid. Accommodation and dinner at hotel in Ohrid.
Day 4: Ohrid
Breakfast at hotel. Than we start with exploring of Ohrid old town – the cultural capital of Macedonia protected by UNESCO and the birthplace of the Cyrillic script. During the city tour St. Sofia Church, Old Plane Three, the statue of Kiril and Methodi, Ali Pasha Mosque, Helveti tekke, Old bazaar will be seen. Lunch and free time.
Than visit the Monasteryof St.Naum. First stop of this trip will be Bay of bones, museum of water and archeological site. Unique chance to learn about life in prehistoric times and experience the time traveling.
Monastery of St.Naum - with serene surroundings, picturesque scenery and religious history, the Monastery of St. Naum, built in the beginning of X century, sets the prevailing archetype that runs through the entire country of Macedonia – this is truly a place where wonders of nature blend perfectly with the most captivating monument of religion. Dinner at hotel.
Day 5: Ohrid-Skopje
After the breakfast check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to home, bringing back wonderful memories and momentous souvenirs from trip in Macedonia.
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