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From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

1. From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

Depart Skopje and travel in air-conditioned comfort to Vodno Mountain. Ride the cable car up to Millennium Cross on arrival, and enjoy panoramic views back across Skopje from one of the biggest Christian crosses in the world. Take the cable car back down Vodno Mountain to continue to the mountain village of Gorno Nerezi by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the small 12th-century Church of St. Panteleimon on arrival and marvel at the historical frescoes of Byzantine art inside. Next, make your way to the Matka Canyon to enjoy a tasty lunch in a nice restaurant by the lake. Take an optional boat trip to the Vrelo cave or go for a nature walk along the many marked trails. Fill your lungs with fresh country air before the return trip to Skopje, and get dropped off at the triumphal arch of the Porta Macedonia on arrival.

Skopje: Guided Kratovo and Kuklica Tour

2. Skopje: Guided Kratovo and Kuklica Tour

After pick up from your accommodation in Skopje, you will begin your tour with a drive to Kratovo, where your local guide will be waiting for you. Your guide will begin to show you the city in his own style, which is bound to be very different from others. You will also have the opportunity to taste plenty of local home-style foods, some of which you will even help prepare. Following this, you will begin a city sightseeing tour where you will visit historical sites such as the church of St. Jovan Pretecha (18th century), the church of St. Nikola Chudotvorec (16th-18th century), the Clock Tower (14th century) the Simkjeva Tower (14th century), the Bazaar Bridge and the Argulichki Bridge. After your city tour visit, you will visit Kuklica, also known as the "Valley of Stone Dolls". According to local lore, a man was once struggling to choose between two women. Not able to make up his mind, he figured he would marry both on the same day and not tell the other. Unluckily for him, during his morning wedding, the second wife came to check out the scene and was horrified upon having to watch her husband’s double-crossing nuptials. In a rage, she cursed the whole wedding party and they turned to stone, where they stood forever and created Kuklica. After finishing your tour, you will return to Skopje.

From Skopje: Kratovo and Lesnovo Day Trip with Monastery

3. From Skopje: Kratovo and Lesnovo Day Trip with Monastery

Tour around the beautiful towns of Kratovo and Lesnovo with a knowledgeable guide, visit a local pottery shop and taste local specialty food at the Ethno restaurant on a trip from Skopje. Visit the stone town of Kuklica, featuring 120 naturally formed volcanic stone pillars. Admire the unique rock formations and learn about their history from your expert guide. See the 14th-century Lesnovo Monastery and gaze at the intricately painted murals and beautifully tiled exterior. Hear about the significance of the monastery in Eastern Macedonia and its Serbian noble past.

From Skopje: Private Full-Day Guided Trip to Ohrid

4. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Guided Trip to Ohrid

Discover what many consider to be the most beautiful town in Macedonia, Ohrid, on a full-day tour from Skopje. After pickup at your hotel in Skopje, enjoy the scenic mountain views as your guide drives you for 2.5 hours to Ohrid. Once in Ohrid, take a walk by the lake and savor lunch in a local restaurant. Then, explore Ohrid Old Town on a sightseeing tour with your expert guide. As you walk, find out about the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Macedonia. During your tour, see local landmarks such as Samoil’s Fortress, St. Sofija Church, the Robevi House Museum, St. Bogorodica Perivleptos Church, the Gallery of Icons, the antique theater, and more. As well as sightseeing, visit the “charsija” bazaar and enjoy the chance to do some traditional pearl jewelry shopping. Get the opportunity to see the 1100 years old “Chinar” tree, too. At the end of your day in Ohrid, your guide will drive you back to your accommodation in Skopje.

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based on 2 reviews

My husband and myself we really enjoyed the tour. Smilej ( not sure about the spelling) its a great tour guide , very knowledgeable and a kind soul. He created a nice atmosphere so we were able to bond immediately with the others travellers and with Smilej , sharing experiences and lots of laugh.

Wonderful experience; fantastic, friendly & very knowledeable tourguide (Vladimir). Gave us a little extra time and was flexible in our drop-off location afterwards! We got the VIP treatment for great value price!

Great experience. our guide Vladmir was great, very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from him. also the places we visited were breathtaking

The tour was great, the guide passionately told a lot of interesting and helpful information.

Excellent guide. A good way to spend a spare afternoon in Skopje.