Matka Sightseeing Tour

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What To Expect

Visit Matka in Macedonia, famous for its medieval monasteries. Ride a boat around Matka Canyon, take in the breathtaking surroundings, and be welcomed by the hospitable church-keeper of the Monastery of St. Nikola on top of a hill.

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Skopje
Departs From:
Skopje
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
6 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
10447
Voucher info:
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Description

We start by visiting to the Monastery of Matka dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, a religious festival celebrated on 28th August every year. The monastery is located on the left bank of the River Treska and was built around the year 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 (8 km long) and we enjoy the magnificent surroundings, the scents of the flowers and the songs of the numerous birds that live here. If we are lucky, we will be able to see some wild animals, such as wild boars, hares, or ducklings swimming in the lake.

On our return, we stop on the other side of the lake, just opposite the Monastery of St Andrew, and we start climbing up the path on a forested hill that leads up to the Monastery of St. Nikola at the top. It will take us about 30 minutes to get to the top where on a small plateau, the monastery built in 1345 is revealed in front of us in all its glorious beauty.There we meet the hospitable church-keeper who is a local and has built the mountain huts around the church himself. He will surely make your visit to this monastery more enjoyable and worth remembering.

Afterwards we go down the hill, cross the lake by boat and end our tour of Matka.

Includes

  • Tour of Matka

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Boat ride

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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