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From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour

1. From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour

Start with a morning departure for Mavrovo. After arriving have a short informational session about Mavrovo and Mavrovo National Park. Visit the Cave Sharko and have a little walk and see ski passes and hotels around the area. After that, visit the village of Galicnik where Galicka Svadba (wedding) takes place. Galichnik is a mountain village in the Republic of Macedonia and along with Lazaropole, it is one of the two largest and oldest Mijak villages in the region. Galichnik has well-preserved traditional architecture, including an amphitheater in the village square, and is famous for its surrounding countryside and nature reserve. People from Galichnik and northwestern Macedonia appreciate the local yellow cheese (Kashkaval) that is produced in the region as well as the local salt brine white cheese "belo sirenje." After visiting Galicnik, drive along Mavrovo Lake and canyon of river Radika to the biggest monastery in Macedonia – Bigorski Monastery with its wood carved iconostasis from 18th century. After that, visit a natural place – Waterfall Duf. This tour then continues to visit the wonderful Monastery Rajcica. After that, have a traditional lunch in Mavrovo and return to Skopje.

Skopje: Two-Day Tour to Mavrovo National Park and Lake Ohrid

2. Skopje: Two-Day Tour to Mavrovo National Park and Lake Ohrid

Depart from Skopje and take a walk on the wild side of Macedonia on a two-day, round-trip tour. Follow your guide on a hike through Mavrovo National Park to the city of Ohrid. Visit the Monastery of St. Naum and dine with mountain views.  Day 1:Get picked up from your accommodations and drive west to Mavrovo. Take a guided walking tour of Mavrovo National Park, one of the most attractive areas of Macedonia. Follow your guide to the village of Galicnik, famous for its stunning landscape. Admire the picturesque nature reserve and view Bigorski Monastery St John the Baptist.  Enjoy a traditional snack in Mavrovo, before making your way to Ohrid. Make a stop at the village of Vevchani on your way and experience the breathtaking Vevchani Springs.  Arrive in the city of Ohrid, located on the edge of the beautiful Lake Ohrid. Take in scenic views of the incredible surroundings and get ready for your guided walking tour. Discover some beautiful monuments and areas of the city while listening to the stories of your guide. See the well-preserved Lower and Upper gates, the Church of Saint Sophia, and the Ancient Macedonian Theatre of Ohrid. Day 2:Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, then head to the Monastery of St. Naum. Stop briefly on your journey at the Bay of Bones, a village brought back to life from the ancient Iron Age.  Arrive at the Monastery of St. Naum and see the springs, part of the Galičica National Park. Take in the peaceful natural scenery from the comfort of a boat cruise. Drink coffee in one of the restaurants overlooking the mountains and try a traditional lunch.

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What people are saying about Skopje

Perfectly organized tour, I liked everything very much - professional work of the guide, driver, selection of objects to visit. I recommend this excursion to lovers of nature, culture, architecture and history. Perfectly organized tour, I liked everything - professional work of the guide, the driver, selection of objects to visit. I recommend this excursion to lovers of nature, culture, architecture and history.

The scenery was beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed the day. The only down side was that there was much more time spent traveling than there was actually spent at the sights.

Definitely go out of town to the country once. Now really get to know the country and its people. Lunch is really delicious. Learned a lot about tradition and history. Breaths in the green.