Breakfast and departing
Visiting City of Nish and lunch there.
Nish is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West. Nish is the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor and the founder of Constantinople, and Constantius III and Justin I.
It is the third largest city in Serbia.
Departing to Belgrade.
Breakfast, and departing
Visiting Zica Monastery. Zica is an early 13th-centry Serbian Orhodox monastery near City of Kraljevo, Serbia. The monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Dormiton, was built by the first King of Serbia, Stefan the First-Crowned and the first Head of the Serbian Ortodox Church, Saint Sava.
It is the only church painted in red, symbolizing blood of the saints on which was built on. The authors of these frescoes are masterpieces of the famouse painting workshop of King Milutin, whose works and frescoes in Stari Nagorican, the Virgin Mary of Lizze in Prizren and Royal Church in Studenica.
Visiting Studenica Monastery.
Studenica monastery is one of the most beautiful Serbian Ortodox monasteries not just due to its refined Byzantine Raska school of architecture, but also for the lovely landscape where it is located.
Studenica was built by Stefan Namanja in the period from 1183 to 1196 AD; during the same time, during the national assembly (council), Stefan Nemanja abdicated in favor of his middle son Stefan and afterwards became monk Simon. Under custody of his son Sava, Studenica became a cultural, spiritual and medical center of medieval Serbia. Monastery Studenica is in UNESCO heritage.
Accommodation in Hotel
Belgrade fortress Kalemegdan is the Serbian spritual center of Belgrade located between Danube river and Sava river. Original old Belgrade city was located and people lived there in the fortress before.
Nowdays, this place plays in a role as Belgrade's citizens' rest.
In the evening entertainment at Skadarlija, bohemian quart.
"The red color reflected on the wall of fortress is beautiful when sun set.
This image seems to be a symbol that Serb has keeping their nation for a long time"
Early breakfast and departing. Visiting City of Skopje, and lunch there.
Skopje is beautiful city, divided in the middle by the Vardar river to the north with the old town and south with the new town which was built in the city center. Beside this area, there is an old fortress (Skopje Fortress Kale) that was built in the 6th century BC from the time of the Emperor Justinian. Climbing over this fortress, you can see the ruins that were built during the Byzantine times and the landscape of newly decorated Skopje and mountains. The coronation of the Serbian Emperor Stefan Dušan held in Skopje, as a capital of Serbian Empire, at April 16th, 1346 at Easter.
Departing to Ohrid
Arriving to Ohrid, accommodation, and free time.
7 DAYS TOUR
Breakfast and visiting Ohrid:
Town of Ohrid is beautiful town on Ohrid Lake. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)" The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje. In 1979 and in 1980 respectively, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.
St Jovan Kaneo Monastery is one of the most magnificent churches in all of FYORM stands right above a small fishing settlement, on a cliff rising up from Lake Ohrid; St. Jovan Kaneo is Byzantine architectural style.
Built in the honor of St. John the Theologian, St. Kaneo with its sublime atmosphere and views of the placid lake below, remains an inspiring place for spiritual contemplation. The church which was consecrated at the end of the 13th century was built on a rectangular stone base. Its exterior is decorated with ceramic decorative sculptures and stone carvings. Though the fresco painters are unknown, the fragments that have been preserved are of exceptional quality; the Communion of the Apostles and the portraits of St. Clement, St. Erasmus and Constantine Kavasilas especially stand out.
The Monastery of Saint Naum, built on a high rocky cliff over the shore of the most southern point of Ohrid Lake is one of the most beautiful Orthodox monasteries., which also represents one of the first monuments of Slavic Orthodox church architecture and art in the Ohrid region – this is the Monastery of St. Naum. The founder of the monastery is the medieval writer and teacher Naum, who is one of the founders of the Slavic literacy and education tradition. The view around the monastery will make you feel that in this area the heavenly beauty really came down to the earth.
The Church of the Holy Archangels is the central part of the monastery complex. Its foundation has the shape of a clover. Here St. Naum was buried, and for centuries this place attracted worshippers from various religions, who paid respect to the relics of the Saint whose remains laid in a separate chapel on the south side of the church.
Belgrade Cultural Association
Emerald color's clean lake, Ohrid is visited by many tourists from all around the World. If you travel following this route, you can feel that you seem to come to the time of Byzantine era. There are many Byzantine heritages and medieval Serbian Ortodox monasteries during this travel through Serbia and FYROM.
Arriving to Belgrade airport "Nikola Tesla", transport to the Hotel, lunch.
"A gentle gentleman who does not speak well But when anyone talk to him, you can feel that he has a great philosophy and rich knowledge. The charm of Belgrade is not easily revealed. Having greater heavy weight than other cities in Europe".
Mr. Ginam Kim, South Korea about Belgrade.