Ancient Macedonia

Visit Galičica, Mavrovo, Pelister

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

14 nights from £1,396 per person.

ID: TCL-4-423


Journey through eastern Bulgaria, northern Greece and Macedonia to uncover the lost empire of Alexander the Great. We explore a range of cultural landmarks including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Lake Ohrid and the Rila Monastery. We also take a boat trip along the Mediterranean coast to the fabled Mount Athos, visit the mosaics of Pella and walk in the pretty Pelister National Park.

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Package Summary
  • Lake Ohrid – Enjoy a truly stunning lake and mountain setting and tour the historical buildings situated around the lake
  • Rila Monastery – Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site including many brightly coloured frescoes
  • Matka Gorge – Experience the natural wonder of Matka Gorge including an optional boat trip
  • Sofia – Old town sightseeing
  • Vergina – Visit the ancient capital of Macedonian Kings
  • Mt. Athos – Boat excursion along the coast of Athos to reach ‘the holy mountain’
  • Thassos Island – Day trip by ferry to visit its Roman remains and medieval fortress
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour Sofia
  • Day 2 – City tour of Sofia; drive to Kriva Palanka
  • Day 3 – Drive to Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Day 4 – In Skopje
  • Day 5 – Drive to Lake Ohrid via Mavrovo National Park
  • Day 6 – See Lake Ohrid
  • Day 7 – Explore Lake Ohrid
  • Day 8 – Drive to Pelister National Park
  • Day 9 – Visit Heraclea, drive to Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Day 10 – In Thessaloniki; visit Vergina
  • Day 11 – Drive to Kavala via the Halkidiki Peninsula
  • Day 12 – Visit Thassos Island, drive to Kavala
  • Day 13 – Drive to Bansko (Bulgaria)
  • Day 14 – Visit Rila Monastery, afternoon drive to Sofia

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