THE MAGIC OF THE BALKANS

Tour of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia


Day 1. Dubrovnik - Budva

Day 2. Budva - Dajbabe, Morača and Ostrog Monasteries - Budva

A visit to Podgorica, Montenegro's capital, and the Dajbabe Monastery housing the Church of the Virgin Mary with St Simeon's relics from the 19th century. The tour continues towards the Morača canyon and the monastery of the same name housing the world famous frescoes. A tour of Montenegro’s most famous monastery, the Monastery of Ostrog. Cut into the cliffs of Mount Ostrog, this impressive place of pilgrimage was founded in 1665 by Saint Basil of Ostrog (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški), a widely honoured Montenegrin saint whose relics are believed to cure a large number of diseases.

Day 3. Budva – Lake Skadar - Drač
The Lake Skadar National Park (Skadarsko jezero) spreads over 40.000 hectares, including small towns, rivers, fortresses and monasteries. It is one of the largest natural ornithological refuges with more than 270 species of birds, and one of the last pelican habitats in Europe. A boat ride on the lake.

Day 4. Drač - Tirana - Ohrid
Heading to Tirana, Albania's capital, which has experienced economic development in recent years. Founded in 1614, Tirana was proclaimed Albania's capital in 1920. From an archaeological point of view, the city has preserved few features from the time of the Ottoman rule. The predominating style is that from the 20th century, characteristic of the communist regime. A tour of the National Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Day 5. Ohrid - St Naum - Ohrid
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ohrid is nowadays a tourist resort on the shore of Lake Ohrid. This is where St Clement and St Naum of Ohrid founded Europe's first university. A tour of Macedonia's major medieval monument, St Sofia's Church from the 11th century decorated with numerous Byzantine frescos, and of St Clement's Church famous for its Archaeological Museum and the Annunciation icon. A visit to St Naum’s Monastery located on the shore of Lake Ohrid. In the year 900 the monastery was dedicated to the missionary St Naum of Ohrid.

Day 6. Ohrid - Struga - Kališta - Budva
Travel to the small town of Struga, situated in the northern area of Lake Ohrid, and a visit to a local natural science museum (the mounts of a two-head ox, a 16 kg Ohrid trout, etc.). The travel continues towards the small town of Kališta, famous for a church built in a cave and for the Our Lady of Kališta Monastery.

Day 7. Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik - Herceg Novi Region
A panoramic tour of the city of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. A visit to St Tripun's Cathedral and a promenade along the city streets. A sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, including a visit to the Dominican Monastery and a panoramic tour of the Old City.

Day 8. Herceg Novi - Dubrovnik
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