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Top 10 experiences in Macedonia that are worth your visit

This small nation country with its mixture of Ottoman, Roman and Greek history will lead you to an incredible journey through the amazing ancient cities, giving the modern touch and its natural wonders. You will have the chance to visit the villages with their own traditions, monasteries that will fascinate you, tons of delicious food and its natural treasures that will leave you breathless.

Skopje

The capital is the 21st century ever-changing city with its statues, fountains and monuments surrounding the city square. There is a lot to see, starting from the Byzantine and the Ottoman era, the amazing Old Turkish Bazaar, Skopje’s guardian Fortress Kale dating from the 5th century, the Stone Bridge. This is also the city where Mother Theresa was born. From the top of the mountain Vodno you can enjoy the perfect panoramic view. We recommend you to find some good accommodation in Skopje.

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Nikolovskii / Flickr

Tikvesh Wine Region

This is the Macedonian heartland of wine since the 4th century. In the never ending fields filled with grapes, you will have a unique opportunity to taste one of Europe’s award winning wines.

National Park Mavrovo

The best Macedonian ski resort, embracing a pine and birch forest, numerous waterfalls will leave you speechless. You will have the chance to climb the highest peak in Macedonia, Korab, 2764 m, on the mountain Sharplanina. Also, pay a visit to Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery.

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Horse riding in Galichnik

Galichnik is famous for its traditional weddings. For the ones eager to do sports, this is the perfect combination of horse riding and nature at its best, while tasting the best traditionally prepared lamb. Take a peek at the natural beauty of the mountain Bistra like you have never seen before.

Kayaking and Canoeing on the Canyon Matka

Just outside Skopje, the Canyon covers 5,000 hectares and is a home to a couple of monasteries from the medieval period. Water rapids competitions are held on the Canyon so try kayaking these waters or if not pay a visit to the restaurant and enjoy the canyon’s beauty.

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Hiking and mountain biking

Numerous hiking clubs in Macedonia are organizing hiking activities on the mountains Korab, Jakupica, Shar Planina and Bistra. These are the most attractive mountains for the hikers especially because of the expanding view of the mountains and the nature.

Sailing on the Ohrid Lake

This recreational activity in the city of churches and monasteries, protected by UNESCO will give you the best sailing experience in Macedonia. While enjoying the beauty and nature, take some time to visit the churches, the old city and the Samuil Fortress offering you a unique panoramic view. Lucky for you there are some nice places you can stay at in Ohrid to enjoy the view for few days.

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Bitola

The City of Consuls if filled with elegant people and beautiful buildings and sights of the old and the modern part of the city, offering you a unique café culture, Turkish mosques and the most famous pedestrian street Shirok Sokak.

 Zrze monastery

Once a spiritual center, this monastery is located near the city Makedonski Brod, in a  tranquil location, with a view over the field of Pelagonia and its spacious lands. You know where to go if you want to rest and relax.

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 National park Galichica

Just outside of Ohrid, there is a place with huge biodiversity of plants and wildlife animals. Once you climb the mountain top, you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the two natural lakes of Ohrid and Prespa.

In general, Macedonia is more than amazing, this is for sure a country that has plenty of interesting places to visit.

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