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(PROGRAMME No.2)

 DURATION: 6-7 hours

Suggested departure: 10:30

ST. NAUM MONASTERY – A MAGICAL LINKING OF NATURE, HISTORY AND THE CHURCH

(BOAT TRIP)


Without doubts, St. Naum monastery is one miraculous place, located near the springs of the river Crn Drim (river that flows out of the lake at the town of Struga, on the opposite side of Lake Ohrid), this monastic complex lies in strongly protected area, as a part of National Park Galicica. Its crystal clear spring water looks like a mirror, reflecting both vegetation from the surroundings and the high peaks of the beautiful mountain behind.
Built on the rocky hill right above the lake, the monastery of St. Naum is one of the most beautiful pilgrimage spot in Macedonia. At the end of IX Century, St. Naum himself had chosen this noble wilderness to continue his incredible mission that served to the enlightenment of local community in the Dark Ages. He was considered to be a healer and miracle-maker, which is witnessed by several fresco paintings in the grave chapel in the church. The church itself is dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and inside there is a unique baroque-style iconostasis from XVIII century and fresco paintings with figures wearing outfits from the end of XVIII century. 

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Price List

Pricelist

2-3 persons

 54 euro / person

4-7 persons

 43 euro / person

8-16 persons

 35 euro / person

The price includes:

* licensed tour guide

* transportation

* entrance fees

* lunch in a national restaurant

Trip Program

PROGRAM ITINERARY


Morning departure to the beautiful tourist site "St. Naum" by boat.

Visit of the monastic complex St. Naum (dated from IX century), built by St. Naum, a disciple of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius, and is one of the most significant monasteries on the Balkans. Nature, with its magical power, has spread around all its splendor here, creating a miniature paradise of divine beauty. The monastic complex of St. Naum, located on a rock, right above the lake, is a monument of the miracle-worker St. Naum, and it is enhanced by a fashionable hotel that blends in with its surroundings. The vegetation abounds with a spectrum of green and golden colors, exceptionally clear waters and wonderful birds.

Lunch in a national restaurant near the springs of Crn Drim.

Free time to enjoy the beach or do some other activities.

Departure to Ohrid.

Visit of the Museum "The Bay of the Bones". Several kilometers away from St.Naum, we make a stop to visit an extraordinary archaeological attraction: The Bay of Bones. It is a brand new visitor site and reconstruction of the pre-historic settlement erected on wooden piles above the water (XII - VII Century BC). This complex also includes remains of the Roman Military point from II Century BC.

Arrival in Ohrid


 

End of the program

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HIGHLIGHTS:


* Panoramic viewing of the coastline of Lake Ohrid, the hotels along the coast, the Galicica National Park, fishermen villages: Pestani, Trpejca, Ljubanista with their typical rural architecture

* The pre-historical settlement "Bay Of The Bones" (XII – VII century B.C.) – a reconstruction of a pile-dwelling settlement

* Visit of the very famous monastery - St. Naum, built by a man known as a miracle worker who could cure many illnesses and help people

* The breath taking springs of Crn Drim River

* Delicious dishes from the Macedonian cuisine