Across the road from ancient Sveti Pantelejmon Monastery , it is something of a surprise to come face to face with this elaborate,...
Sveti Pantelejmon Monastery
Up in the gods around the western side of Vodno, the village of Gorno Nerezi is home to this 1164 monastery, one of Macedonia's most...
Museum of the City of Skopje
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Multimedia Center Mala Stanica
Featuring arty, ornate decor, the National Art Gallery's cafe hosts temporary exhibitions and live music and is something of a meeting...
Rock Kafana Rustikana
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Mt Vodno information
Framing Skopje to the south, Vodno's towering mass – pinpointed by the 66m Millennium Cross – is an enduring symbol of the city. A popular (shaded) hiking trail cuts a swathe up its wooded slopes and there's also a gondola that climbs the mountainside from half way up, where a couple of restaurants cater to day-trippers. To get here, take the 'Millennium Cross' special bus (35MKD, 12 daily) from the bus station to the gondola. A taxi to the gondola costs about 200MKD.
Views from the top are fantastic; the cross is the world's largest and illuminated at night (ask about night hikes led by locals).
From the top of the mountain, there's also a 10km trail to Lake Matka; it's not a difficult path but, as with most trails in Macedonia, the markers are not always clear so GPS navigation is recommended.