2,300 years ago exactly Alexander the Great during their expeditions supplied the troops with wine in Tikves region. Our wine routes are bearer of a wonderful and impressive heritage.
Day 1 | Chateau Kamnik
Skopje wine district
Meet and greet at the Skopje Airport and transfer to the optional accommodation in 3 to 5 star hotels. After a short break transfer to the Chateau Kamnik. Authentically Macedonian, the Kamnik winery expresses the greatness of the ancient Macedonian traditions, spirits and soil, in a truly contemporary wine style.
Blending past and future, traditions and the sophisticated state-of-the-art approach,nature and science, challenges us to find the most captivating wine tastes.
The aims and visions of the winery team are set to keeping the historical and traditional values alive, adapting them to the demands of the modern fine wine market, simultaneously examining the opportunities that the advanced technological applications unfold for us. Kamnik wines are available in London’s Michelin Star restaurant and bar Hide, by Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous.
Dinner in a national restaurant with traditional music. Overnight.
Day 2 | Ohrid
After breakfast we travel to Ohrid. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites. 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a “Jerusalem of the Balkans”.
Accommodation is optional in winery Mal Sv.Kliment or in 3-5 star hotels.
Winery Mal Sv.Kliment is a small family winery, dedicated to the production of wines, produced with great care, passion and the highest quality grapes. In doing so, they produce only a few thousand bottles each year. The vineyards are located in the Ohrid region, a few kilometers from the town, to the lake and the mountains. Vineyards are small and traditional agricultural areas.
You will have the opportunity for a unique experience:
1. Sailing and wine (Unique experience with sailing through the waters of Lake Ohrid. We offer you the opportunity for a different experience of the city. This activity includes tasting our wines produced in the Ohrid region. The number of people is limited).
2. Picnic in the vineyards (transfer and walk through traditional vineyards in the village Klimestani and picnic with local snacks and wine from the vineyards. The number of people is limited).
Optional visit of Bay of bones (neolithic village) or museums and many churches. Also you will have an unique opportunity to visit a handmade paper shop, or little artistic galleries.
Dinner in a national restaurant (ohrid trout or many authentic dishes). Overnight.
Day 3 | Bitola
After breakfast travel to Bitola. Bitola, known during the Ottoman Empire as Manastir or Monastir, is one of the oldest cities in North Macedonia. It was founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. The city was the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia, from 1836 to 1867. The city stands at an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea region with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe, and is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It has been known since the Ottoman period as “The City of The Consuls”, since many European countries had consulates in Bitola. According to the 2002 census, Bitola is the second-largest city in the country. Visit of Ciflik winery, degustation, and visit of an old Jewish cemetery. Accomodation is optional in 3-5 stars hotels. Visit of museum where Kemal Ataturk was going in school, and dinner in a national restaurant with local food. Overnight.
Day 4 | Kavadarci
Kavadarci is biggest city in Tikves region, where Alexandar the Great 2300 years before take a wine for his solder’s. Accommodation is optional in 3star hotel or private Vila’s or in Monastery from 15th century.
Visit of the biggest winery on the Balkan/ Adriatic area, winery Tikves established
in 1885. The winemaking tradition in Macedonia and the Tikveš region is long
for centuries. Since the times of the Roman Empire it has been written that Macedonia produces amazingly powerful wines with a scent of the vibrant south, the taste of songs and laughter of the people living in this region.
Countless hardworking and skillful wine- growers from the past and the present have been part of the birth of the long winemaking tradition in our country, especially in the region of Tikveš.
The immense emerge and promotion of our fine wines all around the world is the result of the significant contribution of the visionaries at Tikveš Winery.
In the evening you will have an unique opportunity with internationally renowned artist Igor Josifov (have work with Marina Abramovic, including portraits of inspirational leaders such as Nelson Mandela that was exhibited at Palazzo Mora for the exhibition Personal Structures organized by the European Cultural Centre in the context of la Biennale di Venezia 2019) to taste organic wines of 2 small winery Badi and Naumcev and local food mixed with excellent art of Igor. Overnight.
Day 5 | Disan and Demir Kapija
After breakfast we will go to Disan village where there is winery Venec, with the most beautiful nature surrounding the winery, and excellent wine. There are some artefacts from ancient times, and there is a world famous crater from Koresnica. After that we will go to Demir Kapija, and visit the wine museum. Accomodation is in winery Queen Marija. Back in 1927 after being consulted by his Royal experts that among other places in the Balkans, the land near the legendary gorge ‘Demir Kapija’ is most fertile and perfect for growing grapes and wine production, King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic decided to build his royal property there. His ambition was to create a wine and a place with extraordinary quality exclusively for the needs of the Royal Family. The king named the property ‘Queen Maria’ after his wife, Maria Karadjordjevic. Degustation and dinner in vinery. Overnight stay.
Day 6 | Stip
After breakfast we will travel to Stip. Visit Ezimit winery. Ezimit is situated on the outskirts of Stip. Ezimit winery was established in 1991, and has over 400ha of vineyards as well as a capacity of over 25 million liters. Ezimit winery produces wines from more than 30 different grape varieties, domestic as well as international. In the past 25 years Ezimit winery has been sold in more than 40 countries around the world. Lunch and visit to the archeological site Isar. Travel to Skopje.
Optional can have another night in Skopje or if it is organized can live.