Northern Macedonia is a continental country in the Balkan Peninsula. Macedonia borders Albania on the west, Greece on the south, Bulgaria on the east, and Serbia and Montenegro on the north. The country’s capital is named Skopje, a magnet for many tourists with its beautifully restored old town and Kale Fortress.
Macedonia is a hospitable country known for its beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains and wine-growing region of Tikves, where you can visit the largest wine cellar in this part of Europe. Ancient Greeks and Alexander the Great, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgarians, medieval Macedonian rulers and Turks left their historic mark in the land and today their remains can be viewed by curious travellers. This land will undoubtedly get under your skin as soon as you start exploring it.
The most famous place in Macedonia is surely the 2500 year old Ohrid town, which lies along the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid. This is certainly the most beautiful Macedonian town and the biggest lake on the Balkans. The city of Ohrid will at first glance fascinate you with its rich history where almost every stone tells its own story. Did you know that there are 365 churches and monasteries in Ohrid? The city is also a popular resort due to the lake and its favourable climate.
In Ohrid, you can take a break and swim in the crystal clear lake water, explore the rich history, admire the natural beauties or relax at one of the many local guest houses. Treat yourself to a delicious Ohrid trout.
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