Welcome to Macedonia
Part Balkan, part Mediterranean and rich in Greek, Roman and Ottoman history, Macedonia has a fascinating past and complex national psyche. Glittering Lake Ohrid and the historic waterside town of Ohrid itself have etched out a place for Macedonia on the tourist map, but this small nation is far more than just one great lake.Skopje may be the Balkans' most bonkers and unfailingly entertaining capital city, thanks to... Read More
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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.
Skopje Full-Day Tour Including Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon
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
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.
Private Full Day Trip to Ohrid from Skopje
The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, with a comfortable A/C car or minivan and take you to the most beautiful town in Macedonia, Ohrid. The two and a half hour drive to Ohrid is another chance to see the beautiful mountains and nature on the way. Once in Ohrid, you will have a nice walk by the lake, time for a tasty lunch in a local restaurant, sightseeing tour of the old town of Ohrid, Samoil’s fortress, the “charsija” and you will get a chance to do some traditional Ohrid pearl jewelry shopping.Some of the places you will most likely pass: Lake Ohrid St. Sofija church Robevci house – museum Antic theater St. Bogorodica Peribleptos church Gallery of Icons Upper Gate Samoil’s fortress St. Clement – Plaosnik church Church of St. John at Kaneo The old bazaar – Charsija The 900 years old “Chinar” tree
Bulgaria and Macedonia One Day Tour from Sofia
You will start your tour with a visit of Boyana Church – UNESCO site, located on the outskirts of Sofia. It was added to the World Cultural Heritage List in 1979. The building consists of three parts, which are example of the Byzantine architecture – Greek cross ground-plan with dome, richly decorated facades with ceramic elements. In the interior of the church there are several layers of wall paintings from different historical periods-11th, 13th, 15-17th and 19th. The church owes its world fame mainly to its frescoes from 1259, which reflect the unique achievements of the Bulgarian medieval culture. According to the experts the style of the paintings from this period is much resembling the Renaissance style though much earlier than it begun. The Boyana Church displays 89 different scenes with 240 human figures either individually or together. Afterwards you will head toward The Zemen Monastery “Saint John the Evangelist”. The monastery had been founded sometime during The First Bulgarian Empire (681-1018 CE). In 1334, Deyan, the ruler and despot of the Velbazhdosko Empire, donated funds to redecorate the monastery church that had been erected sometime during the 11th-12th centuries. During the middle of the 19th century, living quarters for monks were also constructed. When the Ottoman Empire fell in 1878, a small bell tower was added to the monastery complex. There are still a few elements left in the church that date to the 12th century. Also preserved are portraits of the church’s founders, the despotic ruler Deyan and his wife Zoya, which date from the 14th century. All of the church frescoes have been restored. Afterword you will head toward the Osogovo Monastery. The monastery “Saint Joachim Osogovski” was founded in 11th – 12th century. Hidden in the tranquility, lush forests and surrounded by Osogovo Mountains. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Macedonia. The complex consists of two churches (smaller from the 14th century, and a bigger church dating from the 19th century), old restored lodging houses, residential and buildings of more recent dating, economic buildings with barns and alike. The church that stood the test of time as an earthquake, demolishing from the Turks, and desolation during the entire 18th century, today is ranked among the most distinguished cathedral churches in Macedonia built during the Revival in the first decades of the 19th century. This one day tour gives the unique opportunity to visit one of the supreme Bulgarian sites, as well as Zemen Monastery, along with one of the highlights in Macedonia!
Skopje Airport Private Transfer for up to 3 Passengers
If you want the quickest, most convenient and most flexible way to get from Skopje airport to Skopje city center, we offer door to door private transfer service just for you directly to your accommodation at competitive rates.Booking procedure is so easy – Let us know how many there are of you, when your flight is, where you’re travelling on to and we’ll do the rest, leaving you to get busy with the packing for your holiday.Once landed at the airport, your driver will be waiting to guide you to your vehicle, which will be waiting for you and just you.Private transfers are available for one to three passengers booking and travelling together and you are guaranteed sole occupancy of the vehicle for your family or party and of course, it’s a door to door service, so you won’t be lugging any bags very far.