StrumicaStrumica is a central city situated in the south-east of the Republic of Macedonia. The city is named after the Strumica river which runs through it.

Strumica is city with huge cultural heritage. Tsar's towers is fortress above Strumica and is closely connected with battle of Belasica and Macedonia medieval tsar's Samuil. Roman spa in Bansko from IV century is very good preserved and here is termal spring Parilo and it exist possible to be reconstruct the spa and to be again in function this spa.

Strumica is well known with monasteries and churches. St.Leonthius is monastery complex with very beautiful and here was happened blinding of 14 000 Samuil's soldiers in 1014 year. Monastery St. Holy Mother Eleusa in Veljusa was built in 1080 from the episcope Manuil and still exist with authentic architecture and here is famous fresque of Isus Hristos Emanuil (12 year old Isus Hristos). Church Sts. 15 Tiberiopolis hiero martyrs is in the city and exist remains from medieval church and new church with Gallery of icons.

Strumica has museum with a permanent display named "Strumica and the Strumica Region through the Centuries".

Strumica

Strumica has five international manifestation: Strumica carnival, International Strumica art colony, festival of chamber theatre "Risto Shishkov", International film and video festival of south-eastern Europe - Asterfest and Festival of Caricatures and Aphorisms.

In the Strumica region is located marvelous waterfalls Smolare, Koleshino and Gabrovo and Mokrino springs.

Strumica today is modern city with the largest commercial centre in Balkan - Global and many fountains, boulevards and palms. Strumica has beatiful city park with sport objects (stadium, sports hall, swimming-pool and tennis terrain). Strumica today has 35 311 inhabitants.


1. MODERN STRUMICA


Meeting in your hotel. You will have walking tour with our guide.

Museum in Strumica

– Archaeological, historical and ethnology exhibition for Strumica from ancient time to the Second World War.


Church St. Cyril and Methodius

– Church with two iconostasis, built in Russian style, in 1905. But iconastasis from older church dating back from 1750.


Orta mosque

– Built in XVII century. We have here fundaments from early – byzantine church and medieval church from XI century, but also here we have artifacts from III century B.C.


Old city architecture

- Building of Assembly of Strumica - (from 1930), hotel “Serbian king” (today seat of Pro credit bank).


Lunch in restaurant, located to the main street, with coffee bars and restaurants.


Square “Goce Delcev”

- The main square in Strumica, where you can also find monument of Goce Delcev , the main hero from ottoman period in Strumica. Square is totally renovated in 2010.


Commercial centre “Global”

– One of the biggest commercial centre in Macedonia, you will have free time for shopping.


Price: from 15 euro


Price includes:

- Professional tourist guide,

- Lunch,

- Transfer with our vehicle,

- All sightseeing’s (with entrance fees included)


2. STRUMICA MONASTERIES


Departures from centre of the city. You will have transfer with our vehicle.

Monastery “St. Leonthius“– Vodocha

-The church complex of Saint Leontius is about four kilometers west of Strumica, in the village of Vodocha. The oldest building in the complex is the early Christian basilica dating from the 5th and 6th century. The complex consists of three churches, the oldest of which is the eastern one. Its triple apse domed church, built in the 6th and 7th centuries, was destroyed after the fall of Czar Samuel’s state. Parts of its altar apse, proskomide (or prothesis) and diakonikon still remain. Its oldest fresco shows an unidentified saint from the late 10th century. The western church, a small cross-shaped domed structure, was built in the period between 1018 and 1037, and was dedicated to the Presentation of the Holy Mother of God–Eleusa.

Monastery of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa in Veljusa

- Built on a rocky plateau, the monastery of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa is located in the village of Veljusa, about seven kilometers west of Strumica. The monastery was founded in 1080 with the personal means of the monk Manuel, who later became Episcope of Strumica.

Lunch in restaurant in Strumica.

Complex churches “Sts.15 Tiberiopolis martyrs” – Strumica

- Dedicated to Sts.15 martyrs, who were killed in 362 in Strumica. Those martyrs are protectors of city Strumica and every 11-th of December, people of Strumica celebrate this day.

Gallery of icons

- It is situated in church “Sts.15 Tiberiopolis martyrs” and it is consist from 68 icons from XV till XX century.


Price: from 20 euro


Price includes:

- Professional tourist guide,

- Transfer with our vehicle,

- Lunch,

- Refreshments during the travel,

- All sightseeing’s (with entrance for millennium cross cable cars fees included)


3. WATERFALLS IN STRUMICA REGION


Departures from centre of the city. You will have transfer with our vehicle.


Smolare waterfall

- Is the tallest waterfall in the Republic of Macedonia, falling from a height of 39.5 metres (129.5 feet). It is located above the village of Smolare in the Municipality of Novo Selo in the southeastern region of the country. The waterfall is part of the Lomnica River and is located deep in the Belasica Mountain at an elevation of 630 metres.


Koleshino waterfall

- Is located above the village of Kolešino in the Municipality of Novo Selo in the southeastern region of the Republic of Macedonia. Flowing from the Baba River, the waterfall is found at an elevation of 610 metres on the Belasica Mountain. The waterfall gently falls over the stone cliffs nestled in the forest of the Belasica Mountain at a height of 19 metres.


Lunch in national restaurant in Koleshino.


Roman bath in Bansko

- The archeological site known as Roman Bath represents a late Roman thermo-mineral spa (Balneum) built in the 3rd and 4th century AD. It is located about 12 kilometers east of Strumica, at the foot of the Belasica mountain. The spa was discovered in 1978 while doing excavation work for the foundation of the Czar Samuil Hotel. The bath used the healing properties of the water from the spring Parilo, located about fifty meters south-west of the object, with a capacity of 42 liters per second and temperature of 72 °C (162 °F). Eleven rooms with a total area of 623 square meters have so far been discovered in the bath.


Price: from 20 euro


Price includes:

- Professional tourist guide,

- Transfer with our vehicle,

- Lunch,

- Refreshments during the travel,

- All sightseeing’s (with entrance for millennium cross cable cars fees included)

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