Macedonia

Macedonia

Things to do - general

Choose a Macedonia holiday and visit the old-meets-new capital city, Skopje, where black-clad Orthodox priests mingle with trendy teenagers clutching state-of-the art gadgets. The Ottoman influence is apparent with the Old Bazaar and the slim minarets of the mosques.

Away from Skopje you will encounter a land of gleaming lakes and rivers, brooding mountains, remote stone villages and stunning monasteries. Sleepy Ohrid comes alive in the summer as it draws in visitors to its idyllic location on Lake Ohrid with its backdrop of dark blue mountains. Make sure you take in one of the many summer concerts held in the atmospheric venue of the remains of the old fortress.

Country Macedonia
Visa requirements

Visas are not required by visitors from the following countries for visit up to 90 days.

Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.

Nationals who have EU resident card or a Schengen "C" visa may also visit for up to 15 days without having to apply for a Macedonian visa.

Macedonia Visa information
Languages spokenMacedonian
Currency usedMKD - Macedonian Denar
Area (km2)25.713 km²

Sports & nature

The landscapes here in Macedonia, which are mostly mountainous, are ornamented with breathtaking mountain rivers, waterfalls hidden deep in the forests, and clear and cold mountain lakes. Life, in all its forms, thrives in a place like this, from rare species to marvelous green landscapes. We're proud and excited to present to you the five masterpieces of nature in Macedonia. If you were wondering where to start your Macedonian adventure, the right answer would probably be Ohrid. No other place in the country can offer you so much and yet be so diverse. These waters hide the history of many species, relict creatures from one of the oldest lakes in Europe. Ohrid Lake lies at an altitude of 693 meters, it covers picturesque area of about 350 sq. km and is known for its crystal clear water, which is allows for visibility down to an astonishing 22 meters.

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Nightlife info

As a city of a million inhabitants, Skopje’s nightlife is pretty great. There is a huge emphasis on casinos here, many of which are associated with hotels.

There are summer clubs and winter clubs in Skopje. Winter nightclubs are located downtown, and their busy season stretches from October through May.In the summer, Skopje party bmoves to City Park, where Summer nightclubs have their opening nights in June.

Skopje nightclubs don’t practice cover charge, but the reservation is necessary. All spots – by the bar, bar tables, high tables, VIP tables – are bound to be reserved. It is very important to get into the club no later than half past midnight, because otherwise the club has the right to give your reservation to someone.

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Culture and history info

Identification.

The ancient Macedonians were considered non-Greek but are claimed as co-nationals by the modern Greeks. Modern Macedonians are Slavs descended from the peoples who arrived in the Balkans in the sixth and seventh centuries. There are six ethnic groups: Miyak, Brsyak, Southern, Struma-Mesta, Macedo-Shop, and Upper Vardar.

Location and Geography. Macedonia is a land-locked nation located in southeastern Europe. The current border runs along mountain chains that separate the republic from Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, and Kosovo and Serbia. Macedonia is slightly larger than the state of Vermont with a total area of 9,781 square miles (25,333 square kilometers). The country consists mostly of mountains separated by flat river valleys. The capital, Skopje, is the largest city.

Demography. In 1994, the population was 1,945,932. The population in that year was 67 percent Macedonian, 22 percent Albanian, and 4 percent Turkish, with smaller numbers of Roms (Gypsies), Vlahs (Aromanians), Serbs, Muslims, and others. The number of Macedonians in neighboring states is difficult to determine.

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Hotel Karpos

Hotel Karpos

Sekspirova bb, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Within one kilometer of the center of Skopje, with the Stone Bridge and the City Cathedral, Hotel Ka More info
Hotel Russia

Hotel Russia

Asnom Blvd. 1, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Just steps away from the Vardar River, this 4-star hotel is 3 km from the Main Square and 15 km from More info
Ibis Skopje City Center

Ibis Skopje City Center

Orce Nikolov Br 55, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Offering a terrace and a 24-hour bar serving drinks and light meals, Ibis Skopje City Center is loca More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Skopje & Lake Ohrid

Skopje & Lake Ohrid

Macedonia
This tailor-made, twin-centre itinerary combines the historic and cultural attractions of Macedonia’ More info
Northern Queen

Northern Queen

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Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.