Among Lakes and Mountains: North Macedonia and southeast Albania

Among Lakes and Mountains: North Macedonia and southeast Albania

  • Lake Ohrid - North Macedonia
  • Lake Ohrid - North Macedonia
  • Lake Ohrid - North Macedonia

11 September - 18 September 2022 (7 days)

Nirvana Romell
Lecturer in Western European Art and Culture
£1680.00
Price details  

Single supplement £160

Tour type  
Land
Theme  
Architecture and Culture
Activity level  
Medium
with Nirvana Romell

Discover a less visited region of old-world culture, mountain chains, remote villages, and some of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. North Macedonia (Europe’s youngest state) lies at the very crossroads between empires - Greek, Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman - where the Occident and Orient have long found a middle ground. Join trip scholar and Balkan born, Nirvana Romell, exploring the region’s exquisite art, architecture, culture and cuisine.

Highlights

  • Visit Skopje; a curious architectural mix of Ottoman past, Tito’s socialism and recent ‘neo-classicism’ with its wonderful (and the Balkan’s largest) Bazaar
  • Enjoy an excursion to Mount Vodno with its spectacular views and a chance to see some exquisite frescoes – masterpieces of the Komnenian-era Byzantine art
  • Taste delicious Macedonian wines and rustic gourmet cuisine with its Greek and Turkish influences
  • Unwind on the shores of beautiful Lake Ohrid with its breath-taking views
  • Cross the border to southeastern Albania and visit Korca, Albania’s ‘city of culture’, with its rich history and exceptional National Museum of Medieval Art
Tour operator
Address: 13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA
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