Welcome to Skopje


For most of its existence, Skopje has been a modest Balkan city known for its rich local life, but the last decade has seen its centre transformed into a bizarre set design for an ancient civilisation. Towering warrior statues, gleaming, enormous neoclassical buildings, marble-clad museums, hypnotic megafountains…and plenty of lions.

This is the result of a controversial, nationalistic project called 'Skopje 2014' implemented by ex–Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Some of the buildings along the riverbank are already suffering flooding and have unsteady foundations.


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$28.78 Tours & Sightseeing

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

Start your tour from Fortress Kale. Our guide will take you, by private transport, to the middle of mount Vodno and then by cable-car system to the Millennium Cross and back to middle Vodno. Once back at middle Vodno you continue to the village Gorno Nerezi, to see the church St. Pantelejmon. Then, travel to Matka canyon, about 17 km from Skopje. After the visit of canyon Matka, transfer back to Skopje at drop-off point, Gate Macedonia. Tour's top attractions include Vodno Mountain, Cable-car system to Millennium Cross, St. Pantelejmon church, Matka canyon, and St. Andrew church.

$41.45 Tours & Sightseeing

Skopje and Gorno Nerezi Landmarks Tour plus Millennium Cross

Discover Skopje on a walking tour. Meet your guide at Gate Macedonia, near the main Macedonia square, and explore the new and old part of the town, all the way to the fortress Kale. Then, from fortress Kale the tour continues to Mount Vodno and, by cable-car, to the Millennium Cross. Once back at middle Vodno you continue by organized transport to the village Gorno Nerezi to see St. Pantelejmon church. Next, head to Matka canyon, about 17 km from Skopje. Tour's top attractions: • Gate Macedonia/ Macedonia Square • Grand fountain of Alexander the Great • Pedestrian shopping street Makedonija • Memorial House of Mother Theresa • Green market • House of Parliament • Archeological Museum • Stone Bridge • The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence • The Holocaust Memorial Center • Square Philip II • Daut Pasha Hammam • The Old Bazaar, with its mix of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture and hundreds of little craftsman shops and tearooms • Kapan Han • Chifte Hammam • Suli Han • St. Holy Salvation • Mustapha Pasha Mosque • Skopje’s fortress Kale • Cablecar system to Millennium Cross • St. Pantelejmon church • Matka canyon • St. Andrew church

$57.57 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kosovo Day Trip: Pristina and Prizren Tour from Skopje

Tour starts with pick up from your hotel in Skopje, traveling to Pristina where you will meet your local guide.Firstly you will visit the monastery of Gracanica and after that you will arrive in Pristina. Here you will take a tour and see: the Kosova National Library that represents a modern architectural design, the Mother Teresa statue – born Gonxhe Bojaxhiu-, George Kastrioti Skanderbeg statue, Open Air Archeological Park with artifacts from Neolithic period, the Kosova Museum that was built by Austrians for the Turkish army in 1898 and has an extensive collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts including the Neolithic Goddesses on a Throne terracotta; Çarshi Mosque which is Pristina oldest building constructed on 15th century by Turkish Sultan Bajazit; the Academy Building which is a 19th century Ottoman konak style private houses; the Clock Tower, a 26 meter high built by Jashar Pasha on 1764; the Fatih Mosque or Imperial Mosque built on 1461 under the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II Fatih; The Great Hammam bath complex built in 1470 and graced with 15 domes with small holes to let light stream in. Also the ethnographic museum, Emin Gjiku complex is a extremely well preserved building from 18th Century and it’s a the only original building left in old bazaar area. The tour finishes with the visit of Gazimestan Tower.You continue to Prizren. Here you will do a walking tour which includes the attractive Ottoman Old Town, known for its gold and silver filigree craftsmen, the hammam, the museum of Prizren League, the Helveti Tekke, Sinia Pasha Mosque and the church of Our Lady of Ljevis. Prizren has the largest number of preserved Ottoman buildings in Kosovo, so simply wandering the old cobbled streets admiring the town houses, mosques and tekkes is a delight. After little break for resting, you will return in Skopje.

$63.33 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Full-Day Ohrid Tour from Skopje

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Lake Ohrid, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionTake the chance to visit the town and lake of Ohrid, both preserved by UNESCO as places of environmental, historical and cultural significance. Pass By: National Ohrid Museum - Robevci House, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionPassing by the museum of Ohrid - Robevci house, travellers will see an excellent example of typical Ohrid architectureStop At: Saint Sophia, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionThe cathedral church St. Sophia, located in the old part of Ohrid is valued for it's Medieval architecture and fresco paintings Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ancient TheaterTravellers will get few minutes to admire the old stones of the Ancient TheaterDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Icon Gallery-Ohrid, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionThe gallery that houses a great collection of Byzantine iconsStop At: Tsar Samuel's Fortress, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionFor clients that decide to enter the Fortress there will be time to go around the fortress walls, enjoy the magnificent views on the town and lake of Ohrid and take photos Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Plaoshnik, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionFor clients that decide to enter at Plaoshnik - the church of St. Clement there will be time to visit the church and the many excavations, layers of history aroundDuration: 10 minutesStop At: St. Jovan Kaneo, Ohrid, Southwestern RegionTravellers will see the church on the cliff that is the most photographed landmark in OhridDuration: 10 minutes

$43.75 Private & Custom Tours

Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

During this all day, all-encompassing tour, our friendly, professional and knowledgeable driver/guide will lead you through the Best of Skopje. The tour will raise you to the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno for a spectacular panoramic view on Skopje, it will next take you to the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi, at St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art, it will then continue to the canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants and animals, a perfect place for a perfect lunch. The tour will show you the fortress Kale, will stroll you through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, across the Stone Bridge to the new 'Skopje 2014”.The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, with a comfortable A/C car/minivan and take you to the middle of Mount Vodno from where you continue by cable-car system to the Millennium Cross and back to middle Vodno. Once back at middle Vodno you continue by the car/minivan to the village Gorno Nerezi, to see the church St. Pantelejmon. The tour continues with a visit to the canyon Matka, about 17 km from Skopje.  After the visit of canyon Matka, back to Skopje for a walking tour through the old and new part of the town.Some of the places you will most likely pass:Millennium CrossSt. Pantelejmon churchcanyon MatkaSt. Andrew churchSkopje’s fortress KaleMustapha Pasha MosqueSt. Holy SalvationSuli HanChifte HammamKapan HanThe Old Bazaar, with its mix of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture and hundreds of little craftsman shops and tearoomsDaut Pasha HammamSquare Philip IIThe Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for IndependenceThe Holocaust Memorial CenterStone BridgeArcheology museumGate MacedoniaMain square MacedoniaGrand fountain of Alexander the GreatLots of new monuments, statues and buildings from the project “Skopje 2014th”Pedestrian shopping street MakedonijaMemorial House of Mother TheresaOld Railway Station, Museum of Skopje

$28.78 Transfers & Ground Transport

Arrival Transfer: Skopje Alexander Airport SKP to Hotel

Be picked up at the gate designated to your flight by one of our friendly drivers, the chauffeur will be holding a sign with your name on it. Once at the gate, he will then escort you to the vehicle and take care of your luggage. You will then be driven to your chosen destination in Skopje.