Western Macedonia -Lake Ohrida

Package No: SP3294
Departures: 19/7,26/7,02/8,09/8,16/8,23/8

Kastoria, Ohrid, Florina, Siatista, Prespes, Dispili, Nymfaio, Thessaloniki.

DepartureCyprus-Larnaca
DestinationGreece
Month AvailabilityJuly 2021, August 2021
FlightsFlights: AEGEAN
Larnaca - Thessaloniki OA 547 18.30 - 20.30
Thessaloniki - Larnaca OA 546 21.15 - 23.10
INCLUDED

Airline tickets, Larnaca - Thessaloniki - Larnaca with AEGEAN flight.

Airport taxes and fuel surcharge.

One piece of luggage up to 20 kgs and one hand luggage up to 10 kgs.

Accommodation in 3 hotels in Kastoria, 4 Thessaloniki and 5 in Ohrid with breakfast.

2 meals at your hotel in Ohrid.

Municipal hotel tax.

Air-conditioned bus for all transfers, excursions, guided tours.

Local guides.

Experienced escort / head of our office.

VAT

NOT INCLUDED

Travel insurance.

Optional meals and drinks in the food.

Entrances to the places of visit, museums, caves, tickets for the boats.

Anything that is optional or suggested or not mentioned as included.

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Day 1: Larnaca. Thessaloniki, Kastoria

Meeting at Larnaca Airport and departure for Thessaloniki. Arrival, pick up by our partners and transfer to the hotel.
Arrangement in the rooms and free time for city walks and optional dinner. Overnight.

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Day 2: Kastoria, Prespes

Departure for the famous city of furs and one of the most beautiful cities of northern Greece, surrounded by the imposing mountains Grammos and Vitsi and the safe waters of Lake Orestiada, Kastoria. Built amphitheatrically, on a narrow peninsula, it amazes visitors with its endless beauty, nobility and serene aura. Arrival and a first acquaintance with the city with its many mansions and Byzantine churches and we continue to Prespes where we will reach in about 30 minutes. Picturesque lakes on the border with the former Yugoslavia, a national park with parks with hundreds of pelicans and other birds.

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Day 3: Kastoria, Dryovouno, Mikrokastro, Siatista, Kastoria

The best way to get a "global" view of the city is today by making the small round of the lake, starting from the south beach and ending in the north. Relaxation and calm are the first emotions that overwhelm you, as you wander the narrow lakeside road. Dense beeches and spectacular plane trees delimit the route, creating an almost eerie backdrop. At the sergiani you are required to stop at the Dragon Cave with the seven underground lakes and the ten rooms that have an impressive stalactite decoration. Within walking distance of the lake, the old quarters of Dolcho and Apozari.
 

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Day 4: Kleisoura, Nymfaio, Niki, Ohrid

Prepare luggage and say goodbye to beautiful Kastoria. We proceed to the village of Kleisoura 32 km from Kastoria to visit the monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin of the 15th century, we pass through the beautiful villages of Lechovo, Asprogeia and optional lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then we will get to know the preserved traditional settlement of Nymfaio on the slopes of Mount Vernos at an altitude of 1,346 m. We continue to the Niki border station to enter the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Day 5: Ohrid, Monastery of Saint Naum

After breakfast, guided tour of Ohrid. Stone-built Greek mansions with red roofs built on a hill overlooking the beautiful lake, outdoor cafes, shops, restaurants on picturesque cobbled streets. The Jerusalem of the Balkans with 365 churches. The ancient Lychnidos with the Medieval castle of Tsar Samuel and the Greco-Roman theater and the cathedral of Panagia Perivleptos Visit to the Plaoshnik district with the monastery of Saints Clement and Panteleimon, the district of the poor fishermen with the church of St. We will admire Lake Ohrid, the deepest lake in the Balkans with an age of three million years.

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Day 6: Monastery, Ptolemaida, Thessaloniki

Prepare luggage and say goodbye to Ohrid in the direction of the city of Bitola (Monastery). Stop to tour the main sights of the city (16th century clock tower, the church of Agios Dimitrios, the ancient settlement of Heraklion and walk to the covered market and Sirok Sokak (Long pedestrian street). Nikis, from where we will pass again in the Greek territories with direction initially to Ptolemaida for a short stop for coffee and rest.

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Day 7: Thessaloniki, Larnaca

Free day for a last walk in the city or do your shopping from the cheap market of Thessaloniki with its many shops and large outlets. For lunch we suggest a traditional gyros and souvlaki in Aristotelous square. Late afternoon transfer to MACEDONIA Airport, for our return to Cyprus.

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