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Struga & The Cave Churches Tour

Struga & The Cave Churches Tour Packages
Country: Macedonia
City: Ohrid
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Package Itinerary

Meeting with your guide at hotel lobby in Ohrid in the morning. Departure to Struga. Struga is small town situated in the west part of Macedonia, on the shore of Ohrid lake. Our tour will start with visit of the Monastery complex of Holy Mother. This beautiful church began in a cave in the 15th century in the high rocks and later expanded into a monastery complex to include another church, residential and administrative buildings. This monastery is located in the village of Kaliste on the western edge of Lake Ohrid. This complex has been inhabited by nuns for many years. Today, there's a very important icon is kept, where the Holy Mother of God is painted woth Black face and clothing, holding in her hands the Black Jesus.

South from the monastery of Kalista, adjacent to the surrounding rocks, quite close to the steep ridge looking toward the lake, is the cave church dedicated to the Archbishop of Alexandria – Athanasius (cave church in Kalista). Second cave church that we will visit is, Saint Archangel Michael in Radozda ... The cave church dedicated to the Leader of the Heavenly Forces, Archangel Michael was built in the natural caves high in the rocks in one of the most beautiful areas on the west coast of Lake Ohrid, above the village of Radozda.Saint Archangel Michael cave church got today’s architectural look in the 14th century when also it was decorated inside with fresco painting.

Transfer to Struga and lunch in Macedonian national restaurant by the river Crni Drim.
Afternoon visit of the St. Gorgija and St Nikola churches. Leisure afternoon sightseeing of Struga, coffe break on the shore of river or by the lake…

Price includes:

* Transfers

* All sightseeing and entrance fees

* Lunch

* Full escort by professional guide.

Where: Struga , Kalista, Radozda
When: all year long

Tour difficulty:

Easy (nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing)
Equipment check list: comfortable walking shoes

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