North Macedonia

Where is North Macedonia?

  1. Approximate Population of North Macedonia: 1,832,696

North Macedonia is located in the northern region of the country. Skopje is the capital city and is one of the most important cities to visit in northern Macedonia. It is also the oldest city in the region, but has a modern feel with many modern skyscrapers and glitzy apartment buildings. The old part of the city, containing the historical monuments and streets is known as siad Mathopoiet. If you are travelling from European countries such as Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy, then traveling through Skopje or travelling by road, you will be arriving in Skopje either on foot or by car.

Your first step when travelling through northern Macedonia would be to get the best hotel accommodation possible. There are many options for hotels in Skopje. However, it should be noted that prices for rooms in the hotel vary depending on the location, as well as the time of the year. If you are planning to stay for a longer period of time, then it may be cheaper to book rooms in one of the many tourist hotels that are available in the city. The two most popular hotel chains in the region are the Radisson Hotel and the Radisson Grand Hotel.

When looking for the best places to eat in north Macedonia, you will find that the prices will vary, depending on what part of the city you are in. There are many restaurants and cafes that serve delicious foods and drinks that can be enjoyed by both young and old. Some of the more popular restaurants in the city include Sava Restaurant, Tsitsibe restaurant, and the Bakery Bar. For a unique experience, you might like to try the wooden churches. While in north Macedonia, it is recommended that you stay in one of the many budget accommodation options available in the region.

If you are interested in taking a break from exploring the city, you might also want to explore the local area. The region of Greko is an ideal place for nature lovers who are looking for serenity and tranquility. Tourists who want to experience a different side of northern Macedonia should look into travelling to the village of Naxos. It is here that you will find the preserved Greko village, which is surrounded by thick mountains and surrounded by greenery. A north Macedonia travel guide will tell you all about this village.

One of the most popular activities in north Macedonia is cycling. The capital city Skopje has many bike trails, which will allow tourists to cycle through the beautiful countryside. The cycle paths will go through some beautiful scenery and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The best time to cycle around the island of north Macedonia is between April and May. The weather is perfect for cycling during this time and the roads are usually well maintained.

Another exciting activity that tourists can try out in north Macedonia is rafting. This is probably one of the best things to do in Skopje as the waters of Skopje are absolutely beautiful. You will have the opportunity to see wild animals like wolves, foxes, bears, and elephants as well as many reptiles and amphibians when you raft in the waters of Skopje.

Exploring the land will also include a visit to the capital city of ohrid. The museum located in the city is considered to be the best museum in ohrid. You will find many interesting artifacts and curios which you will surely enjoy seeing. The sculptures found here are made from pottery and other textiles found in ohrid.

The best way to experience all that north Macedonia has to offer is through a skippered trip to this part of northern Aegean. Skippered trips to the region allow travelers to visit the natural and cultural beauty of the area while they rest at the many resorts and hotels dotting the landscape. There is definitely something for everyone in this region of the world when you take a stay in any of the resorts in northern Macedonia.

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Skopje is the capital of North Macedonia

Skopje has an approximate population of around 531,444 people and you can typically expect to pay around £4.00p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

About Skopje in North Macedonia is a small town located not too far from the Greek town of Gevorgos. Skopje lies in the northern region of the country, near the border with Greece and the rest of the Adriatic region. Skopje is well known for the many mountains that surround it on three sides: the Dalmatian side, the Rhodope side and the Kvarner side.

The most popular skiing resort in the area is the Dolomites which are about three hours drive away and if you are looking for a good place to base yourself while in town then this is a good place to start. There are many ski resorts in the area but some of the better ones are Kvarner, Stari, and Paglia. Most of the accommodations are around the central part of town and tend to be run by the major hotel groups.

While in town you may also visit the many historical buildings such as the ruins of the 7th century fort Skopje that can still be visited today. Skopje became a major settlement and city state in the 8th century and has been a favorite destination of the ethnically Greek people for centuries. The area around Skopje in North Macedonia was part of the former Yugoslavia and hence is a safe country to visit for all travelers. It is a perfect place to take all kinds of holiday types, whether you wish to backpack and camp, take a cruise, spend time in the mountains or shop around. With all of the beautiful things to see and do, Skopje is a perfect getaway!

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to North Macedonia

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to North Macedonia are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to North Macedonia?

For up to date information around safety and security in North Macedonia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for North Macedonia.

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Best time to visit?

The best time to visit North Macedonia is generally between the summer months of June to September, however these are also the busiest months of travel to the country. Its temporal climate means it is fine to visit anytime from April onwards.

Festivals in North Macedonia

If you're planning a vacation to this beautiful region, it's a great idea to attend some of the local festivals. The largest and most popular festival is Easter, held in April, two weeks after Western Holy Week. In this country, Easter eggs are traditionally dyed and painted before being placed by a family icon. On Good Friday, a traditional Easter Day meal is prepared. During the Easter Day holiday, decorated eggs are given to friends and family members and the festivities last all day long.

In the capital city of Ohrid, there are several popular festivals. The biggest of these are the Ohrid Fest, which is an international pop music festival. It started in 1972, as a showcase for Macedonian summer folklore. It later introduced an international evening of pop songs, which features foreign artists and the best pop songs from other countries. Over the years, the festival has grown into one of the most renowned festivals in the Balkan region, broadcasting in several different countries.

Taksirat: The oldest festival in the country, this annual event has hosted world-renowned performers, including Kaiser Chiefs, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, Juliette Lewis, Kreator, and more. The festival is held at the end of November and lasts for a week. Throughout this period, you can expect to find live performances of a number of genres. During this time, you can also enjoy a plethora of food, craft beer, and wine.

One of the most popular events in the area is the Galicnik Wedding Festival. This event takes place early July and features a traditional wedding ceremony. You can catch traditional dance performances in the region. The Tescoto men's dance is particularly impressive. The festival is a tribute to centuries of suffering for the Macedonians. In addition to traditional wedding ceremonies, Ohrid also hosts outdoor street performances and theater. The president of the Macedonian Republic hosts the festival.

The country's music festivals are notable. The annual Taksirat festival celebrates music in the city of Prilep. This festival is based on the ancient Turkish word "taksirat" - which means "destiny" in Greek. Despite the name, this festival is not known for hosting international performers. It is more of a celebration of the local culture. In fact, it is a small-town music festival aimed at drawing attention from tourists.

The country's music festivals are a must-see for those who love music and live in the region. Some of the most popular festivals in North Macedonia are the Gala, the Maya and the Taksirat holidays. Each of these events is celebrated with a parade. Aside from theater performances, you can also catch a concert in the Ohrid Summer Festival. The president of the country oversees the festival.

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North Macedonia Tourist Attractions

North Macedonia is an independent country in Southeast Europe. It gained its independence in 1991 from Yugoslavia. Listed among the former member states of the European Union, it has a rich history. Visitors can tour many historical sites in this nation. Some are particularly notable, and some are simply worth a visit. In addition, the historic sites of the country are fascinating to explore. If you're in the area, consider booking a trip to see the country's landmarks and historical attractions.

If you're interested in ancient history, you may wish to visit the ancient Macedonian town of Heraklea Linkestis. This site features a theater, baths, and a Jewish temple. The church has an impressive mosaic floor. Another historical site in North-Macedonia is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Stobi, which dates back to the third century AD.

The Neolithic settlement of Krusevo is a must-see for tourists in North Macedonia. It has Pre-Indo-European Great Mother statuettes, which prove the existence of the Cult of the Great Mother Goddess. Artifacts dating back to this time period can be found in the museum's gift shop. In addition, you should visit the Monastery of Saint Naum, which is 29 km south of Ohrid. It is one of the most beautiful places in North Macedonia, and it is also close to Albania.

Do I need a Visa?

British passport holders don't need a visa to travel to North Macedonia for up to 3 months.

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What currency do i need for North Macedonia?

The official currency of North Macedonia is the Macedonian Denar (MKD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in North Macedonia you can grab amazing Macedonian Denar deals via (GBP to MKD).

What wildlife live in North Macedonia?

The fauna of Macedonian forests is abundant and includes bears, wild boars, wolves, foxes, squirrels, chamois and deer. The lynx is found, although very rarely, in the mountains of western North Macedonia, while deer can be found in the region of Demir Kapija.

What is the traditional food of North Macedonia?

Macedonian food? Tavče gravče and mastika are considered the national dish and drink of North Macedonia.

What Languages are spoken in North Macedonia?

The main and official language of North Macedonia is the Macedonian language. The Albanian language is the largest minority language and has some official status. There are a further five national minority languages: Turkish, Romani, Serbian, Bosnian, and Aromanian. You can learn some basic Macedonian before you travel to North Macedonia and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in North Macedonia?

The currency in North Macedonia is the Macedonian Denar (Nowadays, people start to be more aware of the importance of tipping, so there's a slight increase in the tipping culture when locals visit traditional restaurants or kafanas. Hotel staff, tour guides, and taxi drivers don't expect a tip, but you can tip 5 to 10% of the cost if you really enjoyed the service.).

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