Serbia – Croatia – Montenegro – Albania – Macedonia – Greece
Meet cultures, people, languages, traditions, religions, churches and mosques, in so close but yet so distant countries, for centuries living in a relatively small area. We will visit some of the important medieval or ancient cities, like Dubrovnik, Thessaloniki, or big metropolises like Athens. This is a dynamic trip, including 6 countries, visiting as many local sites, natural beauties, UNESCO sites, national parks, seas, rivers, lakes and mountains, as possible.
Join trip in Belgrade, Serbia. We start the city tour, which includes the Belgrade Fortress and the Kalemegdan Park, the main pedestrian street, Knez Mihailova, etc. Dinner in the famous street of Skadarlija.
We take a long drive to Dubrovnik in Croatia, visiting this medieval Adriatic pearl, with walls encircling the whole town. The next stop is the town of Kotor in Montenegro, exploring the narrow streets and observing the unique characteristic architecture.
Heading to Tirana, we make a stop in the medieval capital of the Albanian kingdom, Kruja. Next destination is the modern capital, Tirana. We visit the Ethem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, the so-called Pyramid of Enver Hoxha, the former dictator of Albania, and the secret bunkers.
Today we continue our journey towards Ohrid, Macedonia, a city of UNESCO, with centuries-old history and its millennia old natural lake Ohrid. We explore the old part of the town.
Today we explore the city of consuls, Bitola, and the local site of Heraclea Lyncestis. The next stop will be in the town of Tetovo to visit the impressive painted Colored Mosque, an example of early Constantinople style.
We explore the city of Skopje, the hometown of Mother Theresa. We visit Skopje Fortress, the Church of Holly Salvation and the old Turkish bazaar, the Memorial house of Mother Theresa, the monuments of Alexander the Great and Phillip the Second of Macedon.
Today we'll see the Roman Rotunda, the White Tower, Acropolis and Saint Demetrius Church, with a chance to visit the Archaeological Museum and Byzantine Museum. Dinner with traditional Greek music in the center of Thessaloniki.
We drive to Meteora, to visit one of the largest and steepest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. We will admire unique landscape of monolithic pillars and huge rounded boulders. Group dinner in Delphi.
We discover Delphi, built high in the cliffs, a town that got its name in ancient Greek mythology, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departure for Athens and farewell dinner with Greek music.
We discover the city of Athens, exploring the ancient local sites around the central square Sintagma, including the most popular Athens’ attraction – the Acropolis.
Trip ends in Athens. Transport to the airport of Athens and farewell.