Skopje – Ohrid

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Meeting with your guide at hotel lobby in Ohrid in the morning.
Tour will start with visit of the St Sofia church.
The treasure of medieval architecture and painting.
Frescoes which are best preserved examples of Byzantine monumental activities which took place in the period between 10th and 13th century.
Center of the Ohrid Archbishopric, whose boundaries stretched from Danube to Albania and Thessaloniki, during the reign of the medieval Macedonian ruler Samuel.
Frescoes which depict fifty prominent fathers of that time, the head of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, six Roman popes, dignitaries of the Patriarcate of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem, as well as St. Cyril and Methodius and their student St.Clement of Ohrid. This is a church which, during Ottoman rule, was converted into a mosque, but was later restored as a church. Today this building is a place for conducting various cultural chamber concerts, recitals and poetry readings.Later we will visit Ancient Theatre, St Virgin Mary Perivleptos church, Ohrid`s Icon of Gallery , Tsar Samuil fortress, Plaosnik and St Jovan Kaneo church ;built on one of the most beautiful places on the shore of Lake Ohrid.. On the way to St Naum we will stop to visit Bay of Bones , museum on water. Our lunch will be in a fisherman village Trpejca, where you will try Macedonian famous trout. Tour will end with sightseeing of Resting place of St.Naum, one of the best pupils of St. Cyril and Methodius. It is believed that his relics have healing powers. Magnificent church made of stone and brick. The church was originally built with the foundation of the monastery in the 9th century, but has been restored in the 16th century.Wonderful landscaped complex that is a home to colorful birds of paradise. Located near the clear lake, close to the spring of river Crn Drim, which is covered by willows and accompanied by rare freshwater turtles.

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