GREECE, ALBANIA & MACEDONIA
8 days from Athens to Skopje, via Tirana
Greece: Athens | Delfoi | Kalambaka | Meteora Monasteries | Ioanina town & lake
Albania: Saranda | Durres | Tirana
Macedonia: St. Naum Monastery and source of Black Drim river | Ohrid and Ohrid lake UNESCO sites | Bitola | Tikvesh wine region | Skopje
Day 1 Departure from Athens to Meteora
Pick up from your hotel in Athens and departure towards Delfoi. Individual visit to the museum and the site. Afternoon departure towards Kalambaka, near Meteora monasteries for O/N.
Day 2 Greek mountainsMorning visit to two Meteora monasteries. Drive north to the picturesque village of Metsovo for coffee break. Afternoon at leisure in Ioanina, we recommend a boat ride to the island on Ioanina lake or simply to explore the old town of Ioanina and Ali Pasha fortress. O/N in Ioanina (B)
Day 3 Welcome to AlbaniaDrive on the highway to Igoumenitsa. Crossing the border and arrival to the coastal city of Saranda and afternoon visit to Butrinti ancient site (guided tour). O/N in Saranda (B)
Day 4 The Albanian coastlineMorning drive along the picturesque Albanian coastline, via city of Vlore to the biggest Albanian port Durres. coffee stop at Durres and continue to Albanian capital Tirana. Upon arrival guided city tour will end this day. O/N in Tirana (B).
Day 5 Welcome to MacedoniaAfter breakfast drive towards Macedonia. Border crossing and afternoon visit to St. Naum monastery and springs of Black Drim river. Unforgettable boat ride with row boats above the springs of Black Drim river. O/N in Ohrid (B).
Day 6 From Ohrid to Tikvesh wine regionGuided Ohrid walking tour in a morning. Drive towards Bitola, with coffee stop in the city center. In the afternoon arrival to the most famous Macedonian wine region – Tikvesh. Possibility to have a dinner and wine tasting at the local winery. O/N in Tikvesh area.
Day 7 Skopje, the capital of MacedoniaMorning departure to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Guided Skopje sightseeing tour with visit to the old and new part of the town and visit inside of the Memorial house of Mother Teresa. Drive to nearby mountain Vodno and with cable car to the highest peak of the mountain and so called Millennium Cross. Accommodation and O/N in Skopje. (B)
Day 8 DepartureDepending of the flight schedule private transfer to Skopje airport. End of the tour.
Duration 8 days
Price from € 799, –
Departure dates – 17 fixed departure dates per year
– Transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 7 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, including hotel taxes and service charges with Daily breakfast;
– Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour;
– Sightseeing tours with local guide at Butrinti site, Tirana, Ohrid and Skopje;
– Inside visits as shown in bold in the itinerary, excluding admission charges;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.