Short Balkan Tours

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Day 1: Skopje - Ohrid

After arrival in Skopje, we will begin with the tour of the capitol. River Vardar divides the city into two parts. Old and traditional, ottoman architecture with museums, churches, mosques, hammam and An in the right bank of the river are witness of the old history. But, sightseeing is not finished here because the famous Stone Bridge connect the old with new part of the city. In the other bank of river Vardar are square, pedestrian street, trade centers, restaurants, cafes and House of Mother Teresa. To reach the Ohrid we will be passing through Western part of Macedonia and enjoy in the beautiful landscape.

Day 2: Ohrid - St Naum - Ohrid

We will start this morning with sightseeing of Ohrid who is like journey through the centuries where you can feel the spirit of every civilization which has been in Ohrid during the 2500 years long history. In three hours walking tour you can see a lot of monuments and hear a lot of stories about the Churches museums, fortress, ancient theater, architecture and crafts. Only 30 kilometers of Ohrid on the most southern point of the Ohrid Lake built on the high rock over the lake is Monastery dedicated to Saint Naum. Reconstructed church from the 16th century with his remaining from the century before together with springs of the river Black Drim makes this attraction the most visited place in Macedonia. Tonight we will enjoy in delicious food accompanied with Macedonian Folk show and live music.

Day 3: Elbasan - Tirana - Durres

After breakfast, transfer to Elbasan. The Elbasan castle and its surrounding walls speak of military significance in early Ottoman Empire. Upon arrival in Tirana, we begin a sightseeing tour of Tirana with visits to the Skanderbeg Square; the Et’hem Bey Mosque with very interesting decorations and art-work within it; the National Historical museum easily recognizable due to a huge mosaic standing on top of its front façade; the block area and main administrative buildings. The last destination of this day is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities city of Durres.

Day 4: Durres - Kruja

Today, drive pass the age-old landscape and arrive at Kruja, a small historical town perched high on a hill. Visit one of the legendary fortress of National Hero Scanderbeg and the museum dedicated to his life history. The Old Bazaar offers its traditional souvenirs for sale. Returning back in Durres and visit the main highlights of the ancient city the Roman amphitheater, one of the largest in the Balkan Peninsula and once having a capacity of 20,000 people. Also visit Roman baths and forum. Overnight in Durres.

Day 5: Durres - Tirana Airport

Tour finishes after breakfast and transfer to airport.