Go rural to Lazaropole and Gari from Ohrid

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Going on this trip will be a real escape from everyday life. We will feel the nature in Mavrovo National Park and visit the most spiritual place in the country, St. John Monastery Bigorski. We will visit two old villages situated in Bistra mountain to feel the rural life in this part of Macedonia. Enjoy!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Experience Balkan

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Stop At: Mavrovo Lake

We will be starting with a short walk in the Mavrovo National Park around the Mavrovo Lake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski

Driving through the canyon of the river Radika, we make the next stop at St. John the Baptist of Bigorski Monastery, which is widely renowned as the most spiritual monastery in Macedonia. This 19th-century structure, erected upon both the ruins of an 11th-century church and the slopes of Mountain Bistra, is home to a small silver coffin allegedly containing the remains of St John himself.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Duf Waterfall

Next, we must see the nearby waterfalls of Duf, listen to the sounds of nature, and relax our senses.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lazaropole

We continue on to the village of Lazaropole, an old typical Macedonian mountain village on an altitude of 1,350 meters. We take a short coffee break before we start walking around the village, admiring the nature and very unique architecture.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gari

We will also visit the close village of Gari, almost at the same altitude. The houses are made of natural materials that could be found in the surrounding, to be warm in winter, and refreshing in summer. We walk to the waterfalls of Gari River, take a walk in nature, and finishing the day back in Skopje.

Duration: 1 hour
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