• Prespa Lake

    Could you find a better picnic place?

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  • Galicica National Park

    Enjoy a view at the Ohrid Lake

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  • Kaneo

    An old fishermen village

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  • Prilep

    We still cherish traditional way…

    Macedonia Tabaco Prilep Walking Tour
  • St Jovan Kaneo Chruch

    And sleepy lake

    Macedonia Ohrid Walking Balkan
  • The Ohrid Lake

    A peaceful end of day

    Macedonia Ohrid Walking Europe
  • Ohrid Lake

    Should we row or start the motor?

    Macedonia Ohrid Walking East europe
Tour Overview


8 days/ 7 nights walking guided holiday in the Macedonia from 690 EUR

In 8 days we will explore National Parks, the UNESCO site Ohrid and Macedonian capital Skopje and neighboring Matka Canyon. We will discover this sleepy corner of Europe and its people, customs, cuisine and history.

2 days of 4h walking, 4 Days of 2h walking, Skopje sightseeing

Walking grade:  walking tour

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Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival and transfer to Skopje

Meeting the group at the Skopje airport and transfer to Skopje. Night in 3 star hotel.

Meals: /

DAY 2 Skopje and Matka Canyon

2h30 long guided walking tour in Skopje starting from the old Turkish district- Skopsko Kale, the old town (Stara Carsija), the Church of the Holy Savior… . Free time for lunch. Transfer (12km, 20 min) to Matka Canyon. Boat trip in the Matka Canyon to the Cave Vrelo. Walking in the canyon back to the hotel located at the entrance of the Matka (1h30, flat terrain). Night in 3* hotel in the Matka Canyon. Diner in local restaurant.

Meals: B, D

DAY 3 Ohrid town and Ohrid Lake

Transfer to Ohrid town (160km, 2h30). We will take a walk to the Roman Amphitheater, Tsar Samoil’s fortress and the St. Jovan Kaneo Church located above the Kaneo- a picturesque fishermen village, now connected to the Ohrid town. (1h30 long walk denivelation +80m/ – 80m). We will take a boat ride back to the hotel. Night in 3* hotel in Ohrid.

Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Galicica National Park hike

Getting off from the hotel we will take a scenic walk on the slopes of the Galicica Mountain National Park with great views over Lake Ohrid. Hidden in the forests, we will discover the Church of St. Atanas, the Cave-church of Virgin Mary and the Monastery St. Petka. (4h long walk denivelation +500m/ – 500m). Return to Ohrid and dinner in town. Night in 3* hotel in Ohrid.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Galicica National Park, Prespa Lake and Maloviste village

We drive down beside Lake Ohrid and cross the crest of the Galicica mountain, with short walk down to the Prespa Lake were will stop for a picnic lunch (1h30 walk denivelation –100m). In the afternoon we will stop in the village of Maloviste. When entering the village we have impression that we step into the world of our grand, grand parents. The time has stopped there a few hundred years ago. Above the village there is an impressive Church of St. Petka where we could view some amazing woodcarving works and icons. Finally we continue to our peaceful oasis- 3* family run hotel located just outside Bitola on the foot of the National Park Pelister. Night in the 3* hotel.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 Pelister National Park hiking

Short transfer to a suitable starting point where we start our loop hike on the Pelister Mountain. Hike lasts about 4h30 with denivelation +350m /- 800m. Walking down to the hotel for dinner. Night in 3* hotel at the foot of the Pelister Mountain.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7  Bitola, Heraclea Linkestis, Prilep and Marko’s town

Short transfer to Bitola where we visit the ancient Greek city of Heraclea Linkestis, founded by Philip II. From Bitola we drive (40min) to Prilep town for lunch in a traditional Macedonian restaurant. After lunch we walk into the old Prilep town and Monastery of St. Archangel Michael where we will take a hike to the Marko’s town (2h long hike with denivelation +150m/ –150m). Transfer to the hotel in Skopje (120km, 1h45). Free dinner and night in 3* hotel in Skopje.

Meals: B, L

Day 8 Transfer to Skopje airport (20min)

Meals: B

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