What To Expect
At the beginning of this tour, we pass through Struga on our way to St Jovan Bigorski. You will be given information about the town and the lake. During the journey, we follow the course of the Crni Drim River which is famous for its spectacular scenery.
Following the course of the river, you can see the artificial lake Globochica and the Globochica hydroelectric power station, as well as the artificial lake Debar and the hydroelectric power station near the Albanian border. We pass through the town of Debar, known for the factory that produces plaster, and the famous Debar Spa.
We continue our journey and pass by Kosovrasti Spa and head for the tranquil Monastery of St John the Baptist, also known as St John the Forerunner, which was built in the 19th century. We follow the road along the River Radika with its magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
Inside the monastery you can see an icon of St John the Baptist dating from the 11th century, as well as the final and most stunning one of only three iconostases carved (on walnut!) by the famous Makarije Frchovski from Galichnik and the Filipovski brothers from Gari in the period of 1830-1840. Fortunately a group of monks have revived the monastery.
After this, we journey to Mavrovo National Park. We travel along the coastal road around the artificial lake Mavrovo and we visit several villages and beautiful weekend retreats. To end the tour, we go back to Ohrid by passing through Kichevo.
Tour of Mavrovo
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
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