Macedonia – a country of unique experience and journey, timeless historic ruins and monasteries, which have been there for centuries, are now the monuments that shape Macedonian culture. Located in the South-Eastern part of Europe, Macedonia is known as the land of the sun and wonders. Tourists that travel to Macedonia say that this country is definitely worth visiting, with lots of them promising to come back in near future for more.
Wonder why? Here is a list of what you can see and where to go in Macedonia:
Skopje– The capital of Macedonia, known as the “city of solidarity”. It’s a vibrant place that melts history and modern time in an elusive manner, a city that speaks the Macedonian way of living through the centuries and will leave you etching for more. It has changed a lot through the time, and today represents the symbol of Macedonia.
Ohrid– known for its hot summers, is one of the most visited destinations in the Balkans. This city represents a perfect mix of nature, history and culture. Ohrid and the Ohrid Lake were proclaimed as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. More than a hundred churches, a lot of historical sites, fascinating architecture, crystal green water and many more are waiting to be discovered and explored.
Bitola- the city of consuls, is one of the oldest cities in Macedonia. Known for its unique architecture and monuments, is definetly a highlight to visit when it comes to Macedonia. Its old bazaar is deffinetly something you won't see elsewhere in the world.
Nature sights – Mostly mountainous land that is beautified with astonishing landscapes around the rivers, cold mountain lakes surrounded with untouched nature and amazing waterfalls hidden deep in the forests, are definitely fascinating masterpieces that you can see in Macedonia. For all nature lovers, here are some places that you can visit:
Historical sites – Macedonia stands as one of the oldest countries in the world, with unique historical heritage and myths. Dating back from the old ancient times till today, every age has left a mark on this land. There is a lot to explore, but some of the historical highlights are:
Cultural and religious places – Stated as the root of Christianity, Macedonia will offer you to visit a lot of unique churches and monasteries spread all over the country. Each church or monastery complex is unique and has different story to tell. The feeling of the cultural spirit is enhanced by the surrounding nature scenery which will leave you breathless. The most noted place is Ohrid, which is known as the "Macedonian Jerusalem". Most notable churches are:
Places you can't miss!
Have you heard the legend of the stone town in Macedonia? A rocky place that brings a lot of curious explorers is the town of Kuklica. And did you know that in Macedonia, you can visit one of the oldest megalithic observatory in the world, under the name of Kokino? A place that is recognized by NASA, Kokino is the Macedonian Stonehenge.
Check out this amazing video about Kuklica.
If you haven’t decided where to go in Macedonia yet, these unique places will give you a hint. So plan your journey and visit Macedonia now!