Byzantine heritage (East MK)


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St. George church (Staro Nagorichane) – it was built on the foundations of an older temple and frescopainted in 1313-131. The original iconostas made of stone pillars, parapet walls and ornamental architrave is still preserved (more info).

St. Nicholas church (Psacha) – the church was built in 1358 and the frescoes which are still preserved were painted in the period of 1366-1371. The frescoes belong to the best work of Macedonian medieval painting.

Lesnovo monastery (Lesnovo) – settled deep in the mountain, the Church St. Archangel Michael within this complex was built in 1341, and fresco-painted in 1345/46 and in 1349. The monastery is known for its manuscript-writing school and the wood-carved iconostasis from 1811, a work of art performed by the Mijak craftsman (more info).

Vodocha monastery  (Vodocha) – the complex consists of the St. Leonhtius church dated around 1096, two monastery baths, a building which probably served as lodgings and a tremendous medieval necropolis with more than 1000 tombs which are the aim of long-term excavations and exploring (more info).

Veljusa monastery (Veljusa) –  the church of Holy Mother of Eleusa within the complex was built in 1080, although the exonarthex was built in the 14th century. The church is important because of its authentic preserved architecture, the mosaic floor, the icon-painting and the original wooden iconostasis (more info).

We run short, weekend and longer Byzantine tours that enable visitors to relax and enjoy wonderful scenery, sites and monuments. These tours are guided by professional archaeologists, art historians and historians with the qualified tourist licence given by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Macedonia. We also provide first class information, for anyone with an interest in archaeology, history  ethnology, art history, architecture and art – enthusiasts, students and researchers.

If you want to book a tour, you can contact us in the following ways:

By email: contact@haemus.org.mk

By phone: 00 389 77 524 987

Unqualified guide is illegal in Republic of Macedonia. Make sure your tourist guide is licensed!

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