Macedonia is a hospitable country, known for its beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains and the wine-growing area around Tikves. This country has a rich cultural heritage. Many people have left their mark in it, such as the ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Turks. Start getting to know it. You will be thrilled by everything you see.
The most famous place in Macedonia is Ohrid, which lies on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid and is undoubtedly the most beautiful Macedonian city and a genuine pearl of the Balkans. The town of Ohrid will enchant you at first sight with its rich history, which is hidden in old Ohrid, where each stone tells its own story. Did you know that there are 365 churches and monasteries in Ohrid?
Skopje is the capital of Macedonia and far the largest city in Macedonia. See the Ottoman- and Byzantine-era wonders such as the 15th-century Kameni Most (Stone Bridge), the wonderful Čaršija (old Turkish bazaar) where you can get lost for hours, Sveti Spas Church, with its ornate, hand-carved iconostasis. You will soon realize that Skopje is a warm and entertaining city.
The mountain town of Kruševo is situated 1,350 meters above sea level, and it is the highest town in the Balkans. The town itself is a small museum of the traditional architecture of the XVIII. and XIX century. One of the place’s highlights is the monument Makedonium, dedicated to the Ilinden Uprising.
Tikveš is is the region in the south of the country, and it is famous for its wines. It is the best place to visit wine cellars, taste good vines, and enjoy local food at affordable prices.
The monastery is dedicated to St. John the Baptist (St. John the Baptist). It is located on an exciting and picturesque road between Gostivar and Debar, in the beautiful valley of the river Radika. It is known for its iconostasis, among the most beautiful in Macedonia and beyond. A community of monks still live here.
Take a scenic boat trip to one of the most beautiful areas on Lake Ohrid, where you visit Sv Naum Monastery. The monastery stands on a high cliff above the lake. The views are amazing.
Visit Mavrovo National Park, famous for its gorges, dense forests, and lakes. Take a comfortable bike ride around Mavrovo Lake and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Enjoy the stunning views of Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, mountains, Albania&Greece while hiking in Galičica National park, which occupies a pretty large area between Ohrid and Prespa Lake.
You can get delicious meals at affordable prices. Macedonian food is a tasty mix of Balkan, Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines. Try Burek (salty pie), Ajvar (a red pepper and garlic sauce), Tavce Gravce (a sort of bean stew), to name some of the specialities.
Mount Vodno is the site of the Millennium Cross, one of Skopje’s more popular attractions. It is said that this 68 meters tall cross is one of the biggest in the world. Take the cable car and have a scenic drive right to the top. It costs around 3 Euros.