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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Monastery tour – Fruška Gora & Moravian Serbia


Day 1:  Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Novi Sad - Belgrade

Pick up from the hotel.

Visit of the temple of St. Sava, the biggest orthodox temple in the world.

Departure to Sremski Karlovci. visit of the ancient Patriarchate, the Orthodox Church.

Departure to Fruška Mount and visit of the monastery Krušedol, one of the most important monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Mount Fruška where there are 16 Orthodox monastic communities. Visit to the monastery Hopovo, where the relics of one of the holy warriors St. Teodora Tiron, 1700 years old, are.

Departure to the Petrovaradin Fortress on the river Danube in Novi Sad. Tour of the fort. Break for lunch (optional).

Journey to Belgrade and dinner at one of the restaurants in the old quarter Skadarlija.

Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 2:  Belgrade – Manasija- Ravanica – Moravski konaci – Koporin

Pick up from the hotel.

Departure to the monastery Manasija (XV century) - a typical representative of the Moravian school, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević, the first knight of Europe at the end of the 14th and early 15th century. Stefan was a ruler, a warrior, a poet and a member of the Knights of the Dragon. The frescoes in the monastery are the most beautiful in the Moravian cycle and one of the most beautiful in Serbian fresco painting.

Journey to the monastery Ravanica (XIV century). This is another example of Moravian school, known for its frescoes of Prince Lazar, his wife Milica and their sons Stefan and Vukan. The most beautiful fresco is The entry of Christ into Jerusalem.

Departure to ethno complex Moravski konaci - traditional wooden houses, lake, restaurant, pool, but also wooden church of Saint Nicolas.

Lunch at the complex.

Visit to the monastery Koporin with the Church of St. Stephen, a cultural monument of great importance. There is no information about the founder and time of construction of the temple. It was in the ruins until 1880, when the first renewal started. Next to the church is a healing spring, which is believed to cure eye sight.

Return to Belgrade. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3: Belgrade

Breakfast and departure to home country.

Price per person: on request