Tour overview

From Ohrid we will visit capital city of Macedonia Skopje and canyon Matka  there  we go on a boat ride on the canyon Matka (8km long) and we enjoy the magnificent surroundings, and see most interesting cave Vrelo with many stalactites.

Included

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Transfer with car/van
  • Pick up and drop off your accommodation
  • Boat ride

Not Included

  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Entrance tickets

The tour includes visit to the city Skopje, and during the trip short visit canyon Matka, the tour starts with a visit to the Monastery of Matka dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. The monastery is located on the left bank of the River Treska and was built around 1337. Then we continue to walk along the bank of the River Treska - which is famous for the competitions in kayaking that take place on it. We follow the path that goes by the dam and the man-made lake Matka and we reach the Monastery of St. Andrew.
After this we go on a boat ride on the canyon Matka (8km long) and we enjoy the magnificent surroundings, the scents of the flora and the songs of the numerous birds that live here. The most interesting one is the Vrelo Cave has many stalactites including a large one in the middle of the cave is known as the "Pine Cone" due to its shape.
Then we leave for Skopje. Short rest in the center of Skopje.The tour usually starts on the plateu where the Museum of Contemporary Art is located. This offers a wonderful view of the central part of Skopje and here the story about the city begins. Afterwards, the Fortress Kale is visited. What follows is a visit to the Mustapha Pasha Mosque, and then the Church of the Holy Saviour and the small museum of Goce Delchev, which is in the same churchyard. Then we continue our stroll through the Old Bazaar where two more caravanserais can be seen and two Turkish Baths – Chifte Hammam and Daut Pasha Hammam, dating back to the 15th century. The tour continues towards the modern part of the city on the right bank of the River Vardar. Before we cross the Stone Bridge, which is one of the oldest landmarks of Skopje, we can see the Holocaust Memorial Centre for the Jews of Macedonia and the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence, IMRO and the Victims of Communism. On the other bank of the river is the main square Macedonia, with a lot of new statues and monuments. We walk along the main street Macedonia which connects the square to the Old Railway Station. We stay for a short visit to the Memorial House of Mother Teresa and end our tour in front of the Museum of the City of Skopje situated in the building of the Old Railway Station, which was partially destroyed by the earthquake in 1963. After short brake leaving for Ohrid.