WHAT ARE WE PLANNING?
We're heading to a country where the eternal sun shines, to gaze at the crystal-clear waters of the oldest European lake, listen to the sound of waterfalls, explore a rich history, and follow the paths of ancient trade caravans... The most beautiful holiday in Ohrid for all those who crave fantastic nature, a hospitable atmosphere, and good food.
Lake Ohrid new year by Hiking tour Serbia
DATE: December 30, 2023 - January 2, 2024
PRICE: €159 (includes transportation, accommodation, guided tours, and organization)
OPTIONAL: Lake cruise for €10
WHAT'S THE PROGRAM?
December 30, 2023 - NOVI SAD - BELGRADE - SAINT JOHN BIGORSKI MONASTERY - DUF WATERFALL - DEBAR BANJA - OHRID
NOTE: The departure is scheduled for the night between December 29 and 30.
Departure from Novi Sad and Belgrade in the early morning, with a stop at Lake Mavrovo's shores for a morning coffee break. Next, a visit to the Saint John Bigorski Monastery, a sacred place with a thousand-year history. The journey continues to the village of Rastište and a hike through the forest path alongside the Rastuška River to reach the impressive 28-meter high Duf Waterfall. A possible break at Debar Banja for thermal water relaxation, followed by the arrival in Ohrid, where an evening meditation by the lake awaits.
December 31, 2023 - OHRID - SAINT PETKA MONASTERY - SAINT BOGORODICA VELGOŠTI - SAINT NIKOLA - OHRID CITY TOUR - LAKE CRUISE (OPTIONAL)
The morning starts with a drive to the Saint Petka Monastery in Velgošta and a nature walk. The path leads through the forest, offering occasional views of the lake and guiding to the canyon of Čardačnica. The journey continues along the river to the church of Saint Bogorodica, and a visit to the Saint Nikola church, which provides an excellent view of the lake. In Ohrid, a city tour includes Saint Sophia, the Jovan Kaneo viewpoint, Plaošnik, the fortress, and an amphitheater. Participants can opt for a boat cruise on the lake.
January 1, 2024 - OHRID - VELESTOVO - JELENSKI VRH - BILJANINI IZVORI - SAINT NAUM
A morning drive to Velestovo village starts the day, offering breathtaking views of the lake. The hike reaches its climax at Jelenski Vrh. After a descent, a short break at Biljanini Izvori follows. The journey continues to the Saint Naum Monastery, a spiritual place, and a home to native peacocks. The day ends with an evening by the lake.
January 2, 2024 - OHRID - SAINT NICHOLAS ŠIŠEVSKI - MATKA CANYON - SKOPJE - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD
In the morning, packing for the return trip and a mandatory stop for famous mekike at Straža. The route leads to the Treska River dam, then up to the Saint Nicholas Šiševski Monastery, hidden among the cliffs with an excellent view of Matka Canyon. After crossing the dam, the path winds through Matka Canyon, surrounded by towering cliffs and clear lake waters. The day ends with free time in Skopje before the return journey to Belgrade and Novi Sad.
WHAT TO BRING ON A HIKING TRIP?