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Monastery Lodging

Monastery of the 15 Martyrs of Tiberiopolis: Spiritual Stay

The Monastery of the 15 Martyrs or Tiberiopolis is one of the nicest places we have stayed in Macedonia. We stayed here for three days while exploring Strumica and surroundings.

You can rent a room for 600 MKD per person per day (about 10 euros), and this includes breakfast and dinner. The dinner is the same for everybody, you just have to eat what they prepare. It is a simple but tasty meal, and was a very welcome change from the usual restaurant food we already had for days while we were on the road.

The rooms are relatively new, but could have been cleaner. Just remember this is not a hotel!

When we were there, most rooms were booked for construction workers from all over Macedonia, who were working near Strumica. They left early in the morning with a big bus and we only saw them in the evening. We were the only two tourists staying here.

We could park our car within the monastery premises, safely behind a big gate. According to somebody working in the monastery we should not leave the car outside the gates because of the possibility of theft.

The monastery is not in quiet area, it is in the middle of a Roma part of town and you could hear Roma music all day long, which added to the experience in my opinion. So don't expect that the "spiritual stay" from the title means "quiet stay"!

The woman who cooked was almost like a mother for us, taking really good care of us and giving us extra portions during dinner (to the dismay of the construction workers who probably earned it much more after their hard work under the burning Macedonian sun!)

Unique Qualities: Stay and eat with the Macedonian people. Beautifully kept grounds.

Address: Slavco Stoimenski

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: N41.42962 E22.64120

Phone: +389 (0)34 324 493

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Other

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