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Macedonia Tourist Attractions

Following is an overview of the best Macedonia tourist attractions, such as as various cultural heritage sights, restaurants, night clubs and bars, as well as natural beauties of the country – wonderful landscapes, lakes, old towns, villages

LAKES / SPRINGS / OLD TOWNS

Ohrid Lake – the Europe’s oldest lake and the most visited attraction in Macedonia.

Prespa Lake – with it’s area is known for it breathtaking beauty and cultural heritage.

Dojran Lake– although the smallest natural lake in Macedonia, still it has unique offers such as lake specialties, healing mud, D – Festival …

Berovo Lake – this far east site has many to offer but is best known for the amazing mountain climate.

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MOUNTAINS / NATIONAL PARKS

Vodno – The park-forest Vodno is great spot to visit for recreation and beautiful view of Macedonia’s capital – Skopje

Shar Mountain – The most famous mountain in the Balkan area, Shara mountain will leave you breathless 

Popova Shapka – if you are winter sports fan this Shar Mountain skiing center is something you must visit

Galicica mountain – amazing beauty between Prespa and Ohrid Lake. Once you witness those stunning landscapes you won’t want to leave

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SKOPJE ATTRACTIONS

Millennium Cross – On the peak Krstovar, positioned on Skopje’s green protector – Vodno mountain

Skopje Fortress – one of the most iconic symbols of the capital city.

Stone Bridge – one of the most iconic symbols of the capital city, important cultural heritage monument. 

Matka canyon and Vrelo cave – dive in into the mysteries of nature. 

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PARAGLIDING

Paragliding has long tradition in Macedonia, thanks to the unique weather conditions, the mountain reefs and the wide valleys that provide positioning of challenging and new adventures 

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KAYAK OR ROCK CLIMB / MATKA CANYON / DEMIR KAPIJA GORGE

The Canyon Matka together with the lake and Demir Kapija Gorge represents one of the ten most beautiful canyons in Europe. Famous spot for rock-climbing and kayak fans. 

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL ATTRACTIONS

Antient Cities – There are many, but only few are well known. They all  hide stories from our distant past. 

Kokino – this ancient megalithic observatory became famous ten years ago and it’s officially Nasa’s number four on the list of the oldest observatories in the world

Samuil’s Fortress – One of the most visited attraction that dates back to third century. Offers you a breath taking view of the city of Ohrid and the sky blue lake. 

Skopje Fortress – one of the most iconic symbols of the capital city.

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CHURCHES / MONASTERIES

“St. Jovan Bigorski” Monastery – is probably the largest monastery complex in Macedonia where the biggest monastic brotherhood resides. 

“St. Panteleimon” Church (Plaoshnik) – is with no doubt one of the most sacred and important religious locality of Christianity on Balkans and further. 

“St. Naum” Monastery – build by St Naum from Ohrid, one of the most significant disciples of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, known for his miraculous healing power. 

“St. John the Theologian” Church – placed on the rocky hill, near the very end of the old part of Ohrid, it’s probably the most famous and visited church in Ohrid area.

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MOSQUES

Colourful Mosque, Tetovo – One of the most beautiful and most representative buildings in Macedonia, as well as the most recognizable site of the city of Tetovo. 

Isak Mosque, Bitola –  built in 1506, and it is one of the oldest preserved mosques in Bitola. It is opposite the Clock Tower and the Great Bezisten.

Daut Pasha Hamam, Skopje – built in the second half of the 15th century, at the time when Daut Pasha, Rumelia’s vizier, lived in Skopje. It is located near the Stone Bridge 

The Sultan Murad Mosque and The Clock Tower – The oldest mosque ever built on the territory of the Balkans, built by the founder Sultan Murad II, the father of the well-known Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror in 1436

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