7 Reasons to visit Macedonia

So you might say what’s all the fuss about Macedonia or why is it even worth mentioning. Well, there is lot more than just a country with simultaneous mountains and rivers. The cultural and history heritage is something you won’t simply find anywhere else in this world. Monasteries and churches, fortresses and ancient cities, monuments and museums, all among the many hidden treasures out there, waiting to be unveiled.  You will find yourselves in places, lost in time and space, silently speaking about the kings and conquerors, who ruled over these lands, and myths and stories of the past, entailed of brave heroes and men, who fought against repression and injustice.  But there is lot more and here is why you should visit Macedonia.


1. Eye-catching Natural landscapes that will leave you etching for more

Nature reigns supreme in these lands, with natural parks and lakes that will revive the adventurer in you. Hiking around the Mavrovo Lake, in the deep forests of Bistra Mountain, or taking the getaway at the Canyon Matka, an outstanding piece of nature, with well-preserved natural and geographic characteristics, guarantees an energetic experience filled with unique landscapes and inherent environment. Macedonia’s astonishing natural parks thus makes it an ideal travel destination for swimmers, rock climbers, skiers, cavers and hikers, as well as for artists and wildlife photographers.


2. Historical museums, cities and monuments that will take you back in time

The history heritage of Macedonia dates back from the ancient era of Alexander the Great, who’s considered as one of the most successful commanders of all time, and a king of the ancient kingdom Macedon. Dramatically changes in the region influenced Macedonia over the years and made it what is it today, a “phoenix” in its true form.  The Archeological Museum in Skopje is among the many museums that are worth visiting, as well as the Bay of Bones, the so called “museum on water”, a prehistoric settlement dating from ancient times.


3. The Magical City of Ohrid, known as the “Balkan Jerusalem”

There is something mystical related to the city of light, whether is the crystal bright lake or the friendly atmosphere surrounding the city. Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year. Known for its rich religious and cultural heritage, Ohrid is amplified with unique architecture and monuments, and without doubt a crown jewel in Macedonian historical treasure. The natural environment as well as the turquoise water of the Lake Ohrid has made the city a popular summer and tourist destination due to its one-of-a-kind churches, beaches and rich vegetation.


4. Rich tradition and cultural events

Many traditional events take place in Macedonia, including the famous Galicnik weeding, that’s arranged every year in the village of Galicnik, in western Macedonia. It’s a wedding ceremony with more than a half century tradition. Many long-established rituals are performed during the ceremony that represents the culture and history of the Macedonian people. Tourists from all around the world come to witness the story-like crowning of love.


5. Monastery surrounded with legends for its mystical icons with healing powers

There are a lot of monasteries in Macedonia, but one among many worth mentioning is the St John the Baptist monastery, dating from the 11th century, that stands even today as a historical and cultural relic. The unique wood carving iconostasis and its famous fresco paintings cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The place holds cultural and religious importance and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. It’s believed that some of the icons with the image of St John are blessed with a miraculous healing power and people often come to pray for health and wellness.


6. Mouthwatering traditional cuisine and highest quality wines

You can’t just leave Macedonia without trying something of its rich traditional culinary delicatessens. Tasting “gravce-tavce”, “ajvar” , fish dishes and many more will only enhance your experience in Macedonia. Don’t forget to try some of the highest quality wide-known Macedonian wine during your meals. The luscious taste of the wine will definitely be “cherry on the top” of your Macedonian visit.


7. It will leave you with a story to tell for generations to come

Macedonia is not something you will easily forget once you leave. You will probably want to come back and explore more of it. One can spend anywhere from a few days to weeks or even months here, and always find something new and exciting to see or do. See what these travelers have to say about Macedonia.

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Places not to miss in Macedonia

  • 1Matka Canyon
    Matka Canyon
    Matka Canyon is one of the outstanding work of nature included in most of our tours. During its long geological history of vertical erosions the Treska River created step notches of over 250 metres and sides 1000 metres high . The main phenomenon of this European natural treasure is the canyon with well preserved natural and geographic characteristics in which rare and endemic species found their escape. It is the most visited spot in the vicinity of Skopje and based on tourists feedback it is a must see destination in our tours.
  • 2Kokino
    One of the most popular archaeological sites and the forth-oldest megalithic observatory in the world recognised by NASA, Kokino is listed side by side with ancient observatories as Stonehenge (Great Britain), Abu Simbel (Egypt) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia). If you plan a trip to Macedonia, count Kokino in right from the start, you won't be disappointed.
  • 3Saint John the Baptist Monastery
    Saint John the Baptist Monastery
    Dating from the 11th century, the St. John the Baptist monastery presents an important cultural and historical place surrounded by legends for its mystical icon with healing powers. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the religious pilgrimage in Macedonia. The complex contains a priceless and rare wood carving which was never surpassed by any other in the world. 
  • 4Ohrid
    Ohrid is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid. It has about 42,000 inhabitants making it the seventh largest city in the country and the most visited tourist destination in Macedonia. Ohrid was known for the fact that once had 365 churches one for each day of the year and has been referred as the "Macedonian Jerusalem". If you plan to travel to Macedonia, Ohrid is a must see destination in our tour and holiday packages.
  • 5St Naum Ohrid
    St Naum Ohrid
    The area around St. Naum monastery is among the most beautiful along the shore of Lake Ohrid. The magnificent greenery surrounded by the Crn Drim river springs, the spacious sand beach, the monastery complex and the unique view of the location makes it one of the most attractive tour destinations and another reason to visit Macedonia.
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