North Macedonia Tours

North Macedonia is a hospitable country known for its beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains, and the wine-growing area around Tikves. This country has a rich cultural heritage. Many people, such as the ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks, have left their mark on it. Start getting to know it. You will be thrilled by everything you see.

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Best places to visit in North Macedonia

Sveti (Saint) Jovan Kaneo Church on Lake Ohrid
Lake OhridOhrid, Macedonia's renowned gem on Lake Ohrid's eastern shore, is the Balkans' pride. Its rich history, evident in old Ohrid's every stone, captivates instantly. Notably, Ohrid boasts 365 churches and monasteries.
Lake Ohrid
iew of the Macedonia square dominated by statue of alexander the great in skopje
SkopjeSkopje, Macedonia's capital and largest city, showcases Ottoman and Byzantine marvels like the 15th-century Kameni Most and the Čaršija bazaar. Don't miss the detailed carvings of Sveti Spas Church. Skopje's charm and vibrancy are instantly felt.
KRUSHEVO, MACEDONIA - Iliden memorial, or Makedonium, dedicated to fighters and revolutionaries
KruševoThe mountain town of Kruševo is situated 1,350 meters above sea level, 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.
vineyard in spring on sunny day in Tikves wine region, Macedonia
TikvesTikveš is a 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.
Saint Jovan Bigorski Monastery. Macedonian Orthodox monastery, Macedonia
Monastery of St. Jovan BigorskiThe 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 Radika River. It is known for its iconostasis, among the most beautiful in Macedonia and beyond. A community of monks still live here.
Monastery of St. Jovan Bigorski
Bitola mosaics
Bitola The second-largest city in North Macedonia, Bitola is a captivating blend of Ottoman architecture, grand European-style buildings, and bustling street life. The ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestis is a must-visit, founded by Philip II of Macedon.

Travel tips for North Macedonia &FAQs

Macedonia has a relatively warm climate and is ideal to visit from April to October. For those interested in skiing and winter sports, December to February snowy months are best. However, cultural landmarks and historic sites can be visited year-round.

  • Boat trip from Ohrid to Sv. Naum: 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.
  • Bike ride around Lake Mavrovo: 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.
  • Galicica National Park: 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.
  • Cable car to Mount Vodno: Mount Vodno is the site of the Millennium Cross, one of Skopje's more popular attractions. It is said that this 68-meter-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.
  • Gastronomy: 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.

The food in Macedonia is rich, hearty, and full of flavours. Drawing influences from Mediterranean, Ottoman, and Balkan traditions, the cuisine offers a variety of delicious and unique dishes. Here are some must-try dishes:
  • Tavče Gravče: Considered the national dish of North Macedonia, Tavče Gravče is a comforting, traditional dish made from fresh beans, onions, peppers, and various spices, all baked in a clay pot.
  • Pljeskavica: A popular Balkan dish, Pljeskavica is a spiced meat patty mixture of pork, beef, and lamb. It's usually served with onions, kajmak (creamy dairy product), Ajvar, and bread.
  • Ajvar: A versatile red pepper and garlic relish, Ajvar is often used as a spread on bread or served as a side dish. It's traditionally made in the autumn and consumed throughout the winter season.
  • Burek: A savoury pastry, Burek is traditionally filled with cheese, spinach, or minced meat. It's often enjoyed for breakfast or as a tasty snack throughout the day.
  • Sarma: This is a delicious dish made of minced meat, rice, and spices wrapped in pickled cabbage leaves. It's a staple during the cold winter months and holidays.
  • Turli Tava: A hearty casserole that includes various vegetables like eggplant, okra, and peppers, as well as meats and a tomato-based sauce. It's slow-cooked to allow the flavours to meld together.
  • Trilece: A popular dessert made from three types of milk: cow's milk, condensed milk, and cream. It's a sweet and moist cake that's the perfect end to a Macedonian meal.
  • Macedonian Wines: The country has a long winemaking tradition, especially in the Tikveš region. Local wines pair excellently with Macedonian cuisine.

Northern Macedonia has a rich cultural scene with numerous events and festivals throughout the year. Some notable ones include the Skopje Summer Festival, the Ohrid Summer Festival, and the Galicnik Wedding Festival.

The official language is Macedonian, but English is also widely spoken, particularly among younger generations and in tourist areas. Certain communities also speak Albanian, Turkish and Serbian.

Yes, Northern Macedonia is generally considered a safe country for tourists. As always, it is advisable to follow standard travel safety precautions, such as protecting personal belongings and avoiding less crowded areas at night.

The currency in Northern Macedonia is the Denar (MKD). Money can be exchanged at banks, post offices, and exchange offices. ATMs are widely available across the country. Credit and debit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Northern Macedonia is not part of the Schengen area, so visitors from some countries, including the USA, Canada, and Australia, do not need a visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days. However, checking current visa requirements before planning your trip is best.

Northern Macedonia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. It uses Type C and Type F power sockets. You'll need an adapter if your device uses a different plug type.

Internet access is widely available in Northern Macedonia. Most hotels, restaurants, and cafes offer free Wi-Fi. Mobile data coverage is good throughout the country, with 4G widely available.

If you're visiting from outside the EU, check with your service provider about roaming charges.

Northern Macedonia has a reasonable standard of healthcare. However, if you're visiting from outside the EU, it's advisable to have travel insurance that covers healthcare. Checking with your health insurance provider about coverage before travelling is always a good idea.

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