Ohrid Krusevo Prilep tour
The Ohrid-Krusevo Drive Tour starts from your hotel in Ohrid. Drive to the town of Krusevo – a living museum, famous for its traditional architecture, cultural sites, and legacy as the site of the great 1903 Ilinden uprising against Ottoman domination. Owing to its high elevation (1300 meters or 4,400 feet), Krusevo is also one of Macedonia’s prime winter sports destinations. Yet this same quality also makes this pineforested getaway a comfortable destination in summer, when the Krusevo air stays cooler and more pure than in the arid lowlands. The art of Macedonia’s most famous painter, Nikola Martinoski, is preserved in a traditional-style house/gallery that contains a huge collection of Martinoski’s paintings and drawings, as well as various ethnological artifacts as the famous Krusevo House that bring 19th century Macedonia to life. We shall visit in Krusevo is Tose Proeski memorial museum. He was one of the biggest pop stars in Macedonia and on the Balkans and died in a car accident in 2007. In this beautiful musem you’l see fragments of this mega star’s life and career. From there we will proceed to the monument Makedonium which is the most significant monument of the Macedonian people struggle for freedom and independence. We will visit the church St.Nikola, the church St.Dimitrija, the Nikola Martinovski Galery, the Krusevo narrow streets and the Krusevo monument Memorial complex “Ilinden” (1974) at the spot called Gumenje, the most significant and most composite memorial complex in the history of Macedonian contemporary art dedicated to the Ilinden Uprising of 1903.
The tour continues with the town of Prilep, the third biggest town in Macedonia known by the legendary warrior Krale Marko and his fortress that still witnesses above the town. Also known as the center of the tobacco production in Macedonia, Prilep is a modern town with many famous Macedonian delicious food specialties. Also near the town are the church St. Archangel Mikhail and the monastery of Treskavec and Zrze.
Lunch break in national restaurant with traditional meals. Drive back to Ohrid.