Exploring the Republic of MacedoniaA land of lakes, mountains, canyons and history.
Hugely popular back in the days of Yugoslavia, FYROM (the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia as it is officially called), snappily named to distinguish it from the bit of Macedonia in Greece, remains a stunningly beautiful place. The views across Lake Ohrid remain unsurpassed, the Matka Canyon as impressive as ever. What we have now is an ever improving infrastructure which better can cater for the expectations of the 21st century.
We use the convenient flights to Tirana in Albania and transfer the short distance across the border to Ohrid to enjoy the beauty of the scenery on foot or during a dip in the lake from our lakeside hotel.
From Bitola we can enjoy walking in the Pelister Mountains and the history of this impressive town, including a visit to the Roman town of Heraclea to view the mosaics. We will also visit Prilep and walk up to the monastery of St Michael that has frescoes dating from the 11th Century.
Moving north we stay close to Skopje and have a tour of the capital, the birthplace of Mother Theresa in 1910. We then visit the Matka Canyon for a boat trip and walk, before heading west to Struga before retuning to Tirana for our flight home.
- The view from Tzar Samuels Fortress over Lake Ohrid, possibly the most beautiful lake in Europe.
- The Mosaics at the Roman town of Heraclae.
- Walk in the Matka Canyon
Ohrid (3), Bitola (4), Skopje (1), Struga (1).Holiday Information Sheet
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Half board with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotels.Accommodation
Tourist class hotel accommodation throughout – all rooms with private facilities. Most accommodation is equivalent to comfortable Western. European 3 star ratingTravel
- Flights operate to Tirana
- Arrival transfer by road (c3hrs)
- UK add-on flights from £90 return, British Airways
- Upgrades Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.
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