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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

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Kosovo Day Trip: Pristina and Prizren Tour from Skopje

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Food by Foot Skopje City Tour

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Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon

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Private Full Day Trip to Pristina and Prizren from Skopje

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Full-Day Private Best of Ohrid and Lake Ohrid Tour

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Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour

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Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

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North Macedonia: how to explore this little-known gem

6 min readPublished Sep 5, 2019

With its diverse metropolis capital, historic and protected lakes, hiking trails, national parks and ancient, old-world culture, North Macedonia is a true gem in southeastern Europe.

North Macedonia is a country overflowing with natural riches © Azem Ramadani / Shutterstock
Adventure travel

Jasen nature reserve: North Macedonia’s secret getaway

4 min readPublished Feb 10, 2019

Deep in the Balkans, this grandiosely named nature reserve might just be the best-kept secret among Europe’s national parks. Home to the rare Balkan…

Matka canyon southwest of Skopje, Macedonia. Image by Rosita So Image / Getty Images
Art and culture

Skopje behind the statues: North Macedonia’s capital

5 min readPublished Feb 10, 2019

Skopje has been through a lot lately. Whether it wanted it or not, in recent years the capital of North Macedonia has undergone an incredibly costly – and…

Lions and warriors are part of Skopje’s ‘Warrior on a Horse’ statue- fountain. Image by Andrzej Wojtówicz / CC BY-SA 2.0
Food and drink

Spotlight on: Bitola, North Macedonia’s ‘city of consuls’

5 min readPublished Feb 10, 2019

With visitors to North Macedonia making a beeline for Lake Ohrid and the capital Skopje, Bitola is still waiting for its moment in the spotlight. But this…

Philip II of Macedon statue at Magnolia Square in Bitola © Witold Skrypczak / Getty Images
Adventure travel

Remote contentment: hiking across North Macedonia

5 min readPublished Feb 10, 2019

At 3:30am, on the fifth day of an expedition along North Macedonia’s mountainous western edge, we traded our trekking poles for reins and mounted horses…

Setting up camp on Shar Mountain © Aleksandar Donev / Lonely Planet