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Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The City lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition.

Nowadays, Skopje is modern city with population of almost one million and presents Macedonia’s major political, economical, educational and cultural center. It continues to be a focus for new residents, economic development, construction and refurbishment. Skopje urban area extends across the Skopje valley for approximately 30 kilometers (18.75 mi) in width and comprises 10 municipalities.

Skopje also is a very attractive tourist destination with its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sport halls, caves in the canyon of the River Treska and Lake Matka and a health spa in the eastern part of the city.

Skopje is steadily becoming a vital regional route for international flight operators. The town with the beautiful quay of the most famous Macedonian river “Vardar”, the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar which is the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, the town is internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa. It has blossomed into a thriving, stimulating city to explore, defining itself as an exciting tourist destination having the 1500 years old fortress Kale and monastery St. Pantelejmon (1164 A.D.) with the fresco ”Lamentation of Christ” - the first signs of the Renaissance, the Islamic monuments Sultan Murat’s- Hjunkar Mosque, the Daut Pasha’s bath and many, many more...

 

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Price List


PRICE: (from) 129 eur in dbl / twn room in 4* hotel

Surcharge for sgl room 30 eur


 

The price includes:

* Transfers according to the program: Airport – Hotel; Hotel – Airport

* 2 night accommodation BB in 4* hotel 

* Air Conditioned Comfortable Vehicle

* Local English speaking guide/driver


The price excludes:

* Flight Tickets

* All meal costs except breakfast

* Entrance fees to monuments or events of special interests 

* Drive to shopping malls

* Everything else not specified in the “includes” section


Optional: 

* Driven Tour of Skopje (25 eur)

* HD city tour of Skopje (70 eur)

* Excursion to Tikves Winery with lunch and wine tasting:

2 persons

 85 euro / person

3-6 persons

 59 euro / person

7-16 persons

 49 euro / person

Trip Program

 

DAY 1:   SKOPJE AIRPORT - VISIT OF TIKVES WINE DISTRICT – BACK TO SKOPJE (168 km)

Pick up from Skopje Airport and transfer to Tikves Wine district. 

Walking tour in a winery and lunch with wine tasting.

The Tikves wine district is where the Mediterranean climate from the south meets the continental winds from the north, creating superb wine growing conditions to produce fruit forward, lively, temperamental and complex wines.

Departure to Skopje.

On the way to the hotel a quick glance of the city`s major sites and landmarks. Upon request in advance we can reserve tickets for available cultural or sport events happening in Skopje, during your stay here.

You will be given advice on the best places of entertainment to explore in the afternoon and evening, based on your interests.

Accommodation at the hotel and free time.

Overnight.

 

DAY 2:  SKOPJE SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast

Meeting with our local guide/driver and sightseeing of Skopje. 

First we are visiting the cultural and historical sites near the center of Skopje: 

- Kale Fortress,

- Mustafa Pasha Mosque,

Church St. Spas (The Holy Savior Church)

Old Bazaar

Daut Pasha’s Bath 1489/1497 year,

Kurshumli Han (a monument from 1550 year),

- Kapan Han,

- The Stone Bridge,

- The Memorial House of Mother Teresa,

- Square Macedonia

Free time for lunch, shopping or rest 

In the afternoon visit of the Canyon Matka and the artificial lake built on the river Treska. 

Matka - A gorge in which a rich complex of mediaeval building survives, including churches, monasteries and remnants of a fortress (the mediaeval town of Matka).There are dozens of caves and large number of endemic plants and animals. The Canyon covers an area of around 5.000ha and is located 15km south-west of  Skopje. By its morphogenetic characteristic, it is a breakthrough gorge. Krastic form deserve particular attention here - a ten caves with their length ranging between 20 and 176 meters and two vertical chasms with a depth up to 35 meters. Matka was one of the largest refugee centers during the glacial period resulting in the presence of high number of relic and endemic plants, 20% are endemic or relic spices. Among Tertary relics, the most significant are the kosani violet and  natay's Ramonda (Ramonda natalie).It is also important to mention that there are 77 species of Balkan endemic small butterflies in area of Matka Canyon, while 18 other species are new to the science.

The Treska River canyon is vertically cut into the massive of Suva Mountain. The different formations in the canyon like the karrens, flutes, valleys, cracks, crevices and caves have been formed by a long term impact of the mountain rivers, as well as by great temperature oscillations. In the surroundings one can find dozens of caves, the most beautiful ones being Vrelo, Krshtalna and Ubava. The caves are filled with numerous stalagmites, stalactites and dripstone pillars and some of them are illuminated. The diversity of dripstone adornments has been captured by a well deployed illumination. Visiting tours are organized by an official guide. This area is the most important alpine climbing center in northern Macedonia. The major climbing season in Matka begins in spring, round the Easter holidays when visitors come from countries from all over Europe. The season continues throughout summer and fall until the end of November.

The Matka Canyon is also open for kayaking. 

Built in 1389 the Monastery of St. Andrew’s is located on Lake Matka (17 km away from Skopje) and contains frescos of great artistic importance. 

We return back to the city and have a free evening. 

Overnight

 

DAY 3:   HOTEL - SKOPJE AIRPORT (24 km)

Breakfast and check out from the hotel.

In case your arrival flight schedule does not permit some of the visits on the first day, they will be included in today’s agenda.

Transfer to Skopje Airport.

End of the program