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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageMacedonian
Area25.713 km²
Population2,083,228  (2021)
Currencydenar  (MKD)



Vacations and Sightseeing

Tourism is becoming increasingly important with the area around Lake Ohrid as the main attraction. Town and lake are the highlight of any trip to North Macedonia. Ohrid is a place of dramatic beauty, rich in history and culture. The crystal clear waters of the lake and the abundance of budget accommodation make it a magnet for holidaymakers. In summer, this sleepy town, with its cobbled streets and picturesque churches, turns into a lively party town.

The development of several winter sports centres opens up new opportunities, including in Kruševo, the highest village in the entire Balkans (1250 m). Sporting challenges include hiking, mountain climbing, paragliding, diving and kayaking.

An interesting fusion of East and West is the best way to describe Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. If you do not visit the Old Town during your visit to Skopje, you have not been to the real Skopje. The historic centre is a vibrant combination of communist souvenirs and Western influences. You will find many cosy shops, old buildings and cosy cafés. In the heart of Skopje, you will find the Stone Bridge of Skopje. The bridge was built in the 15th century by order of Sultan Mehmed II in Ottoman style. The Stone Bridge connects the old part of Skopje with the newer part of the city. The bridge was damaged in several incidents, but in the 1990s attempts were made to restore it to its original state. Read more on the Skopje page.


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