Struga and Vevchani Tour

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From January 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017 is at

What To Expect

Visit Struga, the town of poetry, and Vevchani at the foot of Mountain Jablanica, home to Vevchani Springs, which are some of the most beautiful and extraordinary springs in Macedonia.

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Ohrid
Departs From:
Ohrid
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
8 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
10549
Voucher info:
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Description

On this tour, you will visit Struga, the town of poetry, home to an international festival of poetry called the Struga Poetry Evenings. It was also called Enhalion in the past, which meant "the town of eels." The present name Struga is of Slavic origin which means "hunting ground."

The tour starts from the Drim Hotel, the place where the River Drim flows out of Lake Ohrid. Then we do a sightseeing tour of Struga on foot.

The town is located on both banks of the River Drim. First, we visit the Church of St Gjorgi, followed by the Natural History Museum of Dr. Nikola Nezlobinski, which houses more than 10,000 examples of flora and fauna from the Ohrid and Prespa regions.

Next, we can either make a coffee break (at your own expense) or continue on to the small settlement and monastery complex of Kalishta where we can visit the cave church of Sveta Bogorodica (the Holy Mother of God) which was built as a hermit's dwelling and has frescoes from three different periods. The newly built church is also dedicated to Sveta Bogorodica. Near this complex stands the most beautiful hotel ever built on the shores of the lake.

After this, we visit Vevchani. Vevchani is located at the foot of Mountain Jablanica, 14 kilometers away from Lake Ohrid and the town of Struga. It has over 2,500 inhabitants and its own local self-government. Then we visit the Vevchani Springs - some of the most beautiful and extraordinary springs in Macedonia. Perhaps we will also visit the Vevchani shrines including the St. Nikola church (built in the 19th century), the three "paraklis" at the site of the Vevchani Springs and other shrines within the vicinity of Vevchani.

Afterwards, we go back to the hotel to end the tour.

Includes

  • Visit to Struga and Vevchani

  • Hotel pick-up

Excludes

  • Entrance tickets

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Other languages and alternative departure times must be requested upon booking and are subject to availability.

  • 2 children up to 12 years old are free of charge when travelling with one adult. Child price is for each additional child. Please specify number of children upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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