Skopje – Strumica – Gabrovo village – Skopje29/04/2020
Skopje – Vinica – Berovo – Skopje29/04/2020
This morning, we are headed to the Valley of Stone Dolls first, an area consisting of over 120 naturally formed stone pillars, related to many legends of their creation. After we explore this natural phenomenon, we drive to Kratovo, a little medieval town founded in the middle of a once-volcano crater. Have a guided walking tour around the town, crossing many medieval bridges and towers. See a unique small museum with artifacts from 20th century B.C. until nowadays. Then have a chance to taste slowly-cooked food by the locals and taste the local home-made wine and rakiya (Macedonian brandy). Today’s meal consist of round bread, baked in wood, typical of Kratovo region, hard-boiled eggs, sheep cheese, shopska salad (a classic Balkan dish with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, covered by a blanket of grated cheese), freshly fried peppers and baked beans. But the host is mostly proud of their unique, so called home-made crushed salt made of salt, peppers, rosemary, basil, peppermint, wild mint and thyme, therefore you must taste it. At the end, the host will say goodbye to us with Macedonian coffee and wild fig jam.