Tour of Southeastern Serbia
This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the admission fee:
- Fresco-Hunting Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches
Momchilovgrad Fortress in Pirot, Serbia built in the 14th century and named after Momchil, a local ruler and famous brigand. The fortress was declared Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979, and it is protected by the Republic of Serbia.
30 km south of Pirot stands the 14th-century Serbian Orthodox "Poganovo Monastery of Sv Ioan Bogoslov“ (St. John the Theologian). Also part of the Nis eparchy Poganovo is famous for the artistical significance being the home of majestic frescoes, painted by the art school of Kostur, making them the best example for ecclesiastic art in the Balkans during the 14th-15th centuries. Poganovo Monastery is protected by Serbia since 1949 and declared Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979, and it is protected by the Republic of Serbia.
The tour/price includes:
- An English speaking guide & travel assistant
- Round trip transportation
- All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver
- Travel insurance
- Guided tours of Poganovo Monastery and the fortress of Pirot.
The tour/price does not include: