Ohrid and Western Macedonia food adventure28/04/2020
Ohrid – Bigorski Monastery – Janche – Ohrid28/04/2020
We start the day with a city tour. Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake and as one of the oldest human settlements in the world, it’s got a wealth of historic sites and religious monuments to discover. The town is said to have once been home to 365 churches, one for each day of the year, earning it the nickname ‘the Macedonian Jerusalem’. Today we start with an exploration of the town’s streets and churches, maybe picking up a bargain or two in the vibrant Old Bazaar, or the ancient Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, which stands on the top of Ohrid Hill and looks across the town, along with a 2000 year old Macedonian-Roman theatre that was uncovered near its upper gate. We finish at St. John of Kaneo church, which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the lake, one of the most popular in Macedonia. Back in the center by small boats. This afternoon we head to Kuratica – a village on the outskirts of Ohrid. Local hosts will wait for us there and serve different specialties from traditional Macedonian cuisine all that combined with homemade wine and traditional alcoholic drink rakiya. The bread and some of the pies come directly from an old furnace, so you will be able to observe the whole backing process. Then the hosts will take us to a short donkey safari around the village, exploring the beautiful nature that surrounds the village. Back in Ohrid and overnight.