Meeting with your guide at hotel lobby in Ohrid in the morning.
Departure to National Park Mavrovo. The shaft of untouched nature. Located in parts of Korab and Deshat mountains, South Wing of Shara, Bistra River Valley and northern parts of Krcin, this is the largest national park in Macedonia. In its core the Mavrovo lake ripples. Amazing landscapes, valleys, gorges, waterfalls, karst fields, hollows, caves and glacial lakes can be seen in this park, along with over 1,000 plants, including 12 rare species. This is home of the rarest animals in the Macedonia: lynx, bear, eagle suras, chamois. Wild horses run down vast green hills , which gives this place idyllic, almost mythic views. It’s an ideal place for fishing, hiking, photo-safari, hunting, mountain biking.. Visit of the cave Sarkova Dupka and sheep farm . Our lunch will be served at the terrace of hotel Bistra .
Our next stop will be Monastery of St. John the Baptist ( Jovan Bigorski). The monastery church is dedicated to St. Jonh the Baptist. According to the monastery's 1833 chronicle, it was built in 1020 by Ivan I Debranin. The Ottomans destroyed the monastery in the 16th century. The monastery was restored in 1743 by the monk Ilarion, who also built several monk cells. Later, in the period from 1812 to 1825 the monastery was expanded by archimandrite Arsenius. Among the donors there is also a mention of a monk Iov, recognized by some researchers as the future educator Yoakim Karchovski. One of the most valuable treasures of the monastery is the iconostasis created by Petre Filipovski Garkata from the nearby village of Gari. This iconostasis is considered as the most beautiful and most valuable wood-carved iconostasis. Another valuable monastery treasure is an icon dating from 1020 with supposedly miraculous healing power.
Our tour will finish with visit of church of St George the Victorious church in Rajcica near Debar. In this all-female monastery, from the 11th century, a piece of the cross of Jesus is kept and a small part of the hand of Saint George the Victorious. Arrival back in Ohrid in the evening.
Price per person: Call for pricing
Included in price:
All sightseeing and entrance fees,
Full escort by professional guide
Organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel
Price doesn’t include:
Drinks during the meals
Any individual costs
What to pack
Footwear: comfortable walking shoes
Water/windproof jacket with hood
Money: cash, or, you can also use your credit card in most cities in Macedonia. Feel free to ask your guide for help