Today, the multiple influences of its neighbours – and invaders – over the centuries have resulted in a simple but rich cuisine, blending Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours.
These, Jané explains somewhat disapprovingly, are part of an expensive government initiative to try and give the city a more classical appeal, in the wake of an earthquake which destroyed around 80 per cent of the city in 1963.
Combined with the shiny, white, Caesar’s Palace-like structures lining the river Vardar, which turn out to be newly-built museums or government buildings, in places Skopje also bears a certain resemblance to, well, Las Vegas.
Spas dating from 1348 year, A stroll throughout the Old Bazaar in Skopje The Stone Bridge, Daut Pasha’s Bath 1489/1497 year, Kurshumli Han (Inn - from 1550 year), the Memorial House of Mother Teresa. On the way to Strumica the first stop is at the archaeological site Stobi the largest ancient city on the Balkans, which was destroyed by the enormous earthquake that struck it in the 6th century A. Visit of a winery with presentation of the wine production process, wine tasting and lunch. Vodoca is the name of the village located 5 kilometers from Strumica. In the area is the new church and the ruins of the original church. Vodoca is magnificent medieval center of the metropolitans of Strumica.
Lunch and free time for shopping (3h) Departure for Vodno Mountain Visit of Mountain Vodno, the most popular sight for recreation of the people living in Skopje. Monastery that holds the remnants of several ancient churches since the 7th century, on whose foundations is built the beautiful temple dedicated to the Saint Leontius in the 11th century, and to Eleusa.
This is a site where more than 1.000 medieval tombs were discovered alongside with jewelry and ceramics from the 14th century - one of the richest archaeological sites in Macedonia.