Shores of Lake Ohrid: jewel of North Macedonia
Date:13 June 2020 to 16 June 2020
Price:From £740 per person (single room supplement £90)
Discover this Balkan gem with its magnificent mountain backdrops, majestic monasteries, stunning lakes and hearty national cuisine. History and art enthusiasts won’t be disappointed with its abundance of Roman ruins and Byzantine buildings. You will explore ancient towns, churches and cathedrals and admire historic artefacts and 11th century frescoes. A highlight will be a trip to the Museum on Water, a remarkable reconstruction of a prehistoric pile settlement, the remains of which were uncovered at the bottom of a lake. There will also be plenty of opportunity to enjoy North Macedonia’s finest cuisine and wine in Ohrid’s numerous traditional restaurants.
Nirvana Romell, International Lecturer in Balkan History and Art
Born and bred on the Dalmation Coast, Nirvana is a freelance lecturer on history of Western art, including Balkan art.
- Explore the ancient town of Ohrid, with its medieval streets and views over translucent waters
- Visit St Sophia to see its rare 11th century frescoes
- Admire the 800 artefacts at the Icon Gallery at the 13th century church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious
- Climb to the iconic St John of Kaneo church and its nearby 5th-century basilica ruins
- Discover The Museum on Water, a reconstruction of a prehistoric pile settlement, which was uncovered at the bottom of the lake
- Travel by boat to the multi-domed monastic complex of Sveti Naum, with its 16th- and 19th-century frescoes
- Enjoy North Macedonia’s finest cuisine and wine in Ohrid’s numerous traditional restaurants