VODICI

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Category: Cultural, traditions
Area: view itinerary
Tour duration: 2 days (1 night)
Departure date: 18 January 2014
Evaluation of the Trek:
Easy – nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing.
Price per person: view pricelist

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18 January 2014 Saturday
08:00 Departure from Skopje. Walking tour of Ohrid Old Town – Church of Sv. Bogorodica (Holly Mother), Ancient theatre, The Cathedral church of St. Sophia (built between 11th and 14th century-once the seat of the Archbishop), the small church of St Jovan – Kaneo-standing alone on a rock in the lake giving a spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding mountains, Ohrid fortress, Plaoshnik are only few of the sites of Ohrid known as “the UNESCO city of 365 churches”.

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19 January 2014 – VODICI Join the procession to the city harbor, where processions from all churches meet. Here you will be offered hot rakiya (traditional brandy) or warmed wine by the locals, join the crowd , and be part of the manifestation and witnessing the throwing of the Holy cross exactly at noon. Over 500 contestants dive into the ice-cold lake to retrieve the blessed Cross. It is believed that the one who catches the cross will be blessed and will be accompanied with happiness throughout the year.
This lake resort (4*) is located 7km south from Ohrid, right on the shore of Ohrid Lake. The resort feautures 3 hotel buildings, 800 meters beach frontage, landscaped gardens and pine woods, and fantastic views overlooking the lake and National Park Galicica. Its large guestrooms are fully equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, radio, telephone, room service, laundry, mini bar, and private bath. Other amenities: fitness hall, 2 saunas, large restaurant, aperitif bar, and 8 halls for business meetings and events.
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DAY 1
Skopje – Ohrid
Time: 2h 20min
Distance: 182 km
Ohrid – Sv Naum - Ohrid
Time: 2 x 40min
Distance: 2 x 30 km
DAY 2
hotel - Ohrid
Time: 10min
Distance: 9 km
Ohrid – Skopje
Time: 2h 20min
Distance: 182 km

Departures: 18 - 19 January 2014
Price per person: 108 euro
Supplement for single room accommodation 10 euro

Please contact Macedonia Travel agent for discounts on groups more than 8 participants.
Price includes:
* Transport by van / minibus / bus
* All meals included as per program
* Accommodation in hotel 4*
* Entrance fees for the cultural sites
* Professional tourist guide
* Organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel
Price doesn’t include drinks during the meals, entrance fees for cultural sites (15 euro) and any individual costs
Note: The minimum for realization is 8 participants

What to pack

Footwear: comfortable walking shoes.
Pants/ Skirt
Casual shirt
Jacket:
1 winter jacket
Sweater:
a thick one
Socks
Underwear
Toiletries
Sunglasses
Camera
Passport
Trip voucher
Money:
cash, or, you can also use your credit card in Ohrid. Feel free to ask your guide for help.
Travel insurance
Personal medications

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