The mountainous Macedonia combines old and new time, where you can see contrasting scenarios Orthodox monks dressed in black and teenagers, dressed in the latest trends in Italian fashion, the elegant coffee bars in the capital.
Among the lakes Ohrid and Matka, monasteries St Jovan Kaneo and Sveti Naum and a handful of beautiful natural parks will certainly have plenty to occupy.
WHEN TO GO
The best time to visit Macedonia is between May and September, however avoid the month of August to avoid the wave of tourists.
Macedonia is a Balkan country which until 1991 was part of socialist Yugoslavia. It is bordered to the north by the Republic of Kosovo and Serbia, to the east by Bulgaria, Greece and south-west with Albania.
HOW TO GET THERE
The international airports in Skopje and Ohrid connect Macedonia to major European cities. Using regional airports in Belgrade, Sofia and Thessaloniki can also be an alternative, since they are only a few hours of Macedonia.
Unfortunately, there are no buses to the airport in Skopje, which means that travelers are forced to take a taxi for a 17km trip to the capital, which costs about 10 €.
- Language: Macedonian
- Capital: Skopje
- Population: 2038514 inhabitants
- Area: 65,200 km ²
- Currency: Macedonian Denar
- Viewed: Authorities require a valid passport, no visa is necessary for stays less than 90 days.