- Култура и традиција
Stobi and Tikvesh wine region
Wed, 06/30/2010 - 14:04
Departure from Skopje in the morning. Short stop in city of Veles. Arrival in Stobi. The ancient town of Stobi is situated on the intake of the River Crna and Vardar and it is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Macedonia. Foremost, it was the biggest Roman town in Macedonia.
The names of the two ancient Macedonian kings of Philip II and Philip V are connected with this town. Some of the main discoveries are the Stobi theater, The Episcopal residency and basilica, the Prison, the baptistery, Theodosius palace, City fountain and the Town fortress wall.
The tour continues to Tikvesh wine region, famous by producing of the best Macedonian wines. Because of smooth climate and plenty of sunny days, grapes and wine producing is traditional occupation for the locals ever since ancient times. High quality grape types such as Sauvignon, Vranec, Merlot are just a part of the unique taste of Macedonian wines.
Another famous Macedonian brand named `Rakija` (a fiery brandy) is produced in this region. During the tour you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of the process of grape collecting, and of course, to observe the entire process of vine production. Later on, you will enjoy the wine tasting tour - Five different types of wine will be tasted before and after the lunch in a traditional wine cellar.
Departure to Skopje.
Arrival in Skopje late afternoon.
End of tour.