Best Places for Backpackers in Macedonia.

Enjoy backpacking around Macedonia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Macedonia.

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Top 46 hostels in Macedonia.

These are the 46 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Macedonia.

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FreeFlow Hostel

100 /100

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FreeFlow Hostel

Located in Radožda, 10 km from Struga. Reception closes at 23:00 (11pm). Pick-ups from Struga till 22:00 (10pm) for 3 euros. Please plan your booking/arrival time accordingly. Book 3 nights, get free laundry. FreeFlow Hostel is a place for you to unwind, relax, and recharge. It's a small, i...
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Chola Guest House

100 /100

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Chola Guest House

'Chola Guest House' is located at only five minutes walking distance from the centre of Bitola in a large, peach colored house, across a DVD club 'Dju'. It has 4 twin bed rooms and a maximum capacity of 10 people (2 extra beds).Each room has a separate bathroom, coffee and tea making facilities (tea...
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Robinson Sunset House

98 /100

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Robinson Sunset House

We are inviting you to visit our house, a place where you can enjoy fresh air and a wonderful view. We are located 8km from the city in the area where most of the beaches are located. The house is 100m from the beach surrounded with forest and beautiful lake view. The House has a beautiful yard (...
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Luccia Apartments

97 /100

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Luccia Apartments

Welcome into the heart of Ohrid. Located in the very center of Ohrid, right above the main Square named Chinar, by 1100 years old tree, at the beginning of the Old Town and just 250 meters from Lake Ohrid, the recently re-opened and redecorated object, a part of 'Luccia Apartments' chain, offeri...
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City Centar Hostel

97 /100

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City Centar Hostel

The City Centar Hostel provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge. Our hostel work hard to make sure that its accommodation is safe for the guests because there is a lot of human interaction among stran...
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Lighthouse Hostel

96 /100

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Lighthouse Hostel

Lighthouse Hostel came out of our love for travel and travelers, our appreciation of the beauty of different cultures, as well as our desire to help visitors uncover the beauties left out of the usual travel guides through the Republic of Macedonia. Our goal is to make you feel at home while you fal...
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Hi Skopje Hostel

96 /100

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Hi Skopje Hostel

Hi Skopje Hostel is located in the comfy GREEN zone, at the base of Vodno Mountain, outside hustle and crowds, yet a 10 min. walking distance from the center of Skopje. Its location on a hill makes the place secure and perfect because of the fresh air, the sunrise side and the wonderful panoramic vi...
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Lounge Hostel Skopje

96 /100

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Lounge Hostel Skopje

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” Share experience & knowledge, live and enjoy life. Stay with style & enjoy a very welcoming atmosphere. Created with love, the very stylish Lounge Hostel is the perfect place to have a great time, offering fellow travelers a unique experience in an eye-c...
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Shanti-Hostel

95 /100

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Shanti-Hostel

VOTED FOR BEST HOSTEL IN MACEDONIA FOR 2013, 2016,2017 and 2019 by Hostelworld. STAY 3 NIGHTS = GET FREE LAUNDRY Shanti Hostel is a very nice, small and cozy place located in just 3 minutes walking distance from the bus and train station and only 5 minutes from the center of our city Skopje....
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Hostel Backpackers Skopje

95 /100

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Hostel Backpackers Skopje

What do we offer? Free drinks (coffee / tea) 24/7 Free WI FI Free Towels Free Linen Free station pick up Hot Showers 24/7 Guest kitchen fully equipped Wonderful backyard and rooftop balcony Recommendations for good places Food delivery (from local restaurants/ fast food / pizza) SP...
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Sunny Lake Hostel

94 /100

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Sunny Lake Hostel

Hostelworld Country Winner for : 2010,2011,2012,2014 and 2015 ! Recommended by The Guardian and Lonely Planet. Hostel boat trips everyday,Paragliding,bicycle to rent... Free Netflix, Play Station 4 with FIFA 2019,Shisha... !!! Free Coffee,tea (all day long)!! Free Towels Free city maps and t...
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Hotel Square Skopje

94 /100

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Hotel Square Skopje

Hotel Square Skopje is located in the centre of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, Hotel Square offers you great accommodation with outstanding view of the square of the city. Skopje is among Europe's most entertaining and eclectic small capital cities. Skopje's new abundance of statuary, fountai...
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Get Inn Skopje

94 /100

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Get Inn Skopje

Get Inn Hostel is a perfect choice if you are seeking calm and intimate surroundings in the center of Skopje at fair price. We have updated information about tours, points of interest and local entertainment, as well as free city maps and tour maps. We care about our guests, knowing the sight of a b...
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Nordic Hostel N-Box

94 /100

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Nordic Hostel N-Box

Nordic is design boutique hostel located in central area of Skopje, newly opened and modernly designed, with over 30 cosy capsules (N-Box) and suites inspired by modern and minimalist living. Located at the fringe of Skopje central area within walking distance from main square ,old bazaar, bohem...
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Hostel Atlantik

94 /100

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Hostel Atlantik

Hostel is located just 1km from the city center and 1,3km from the city bus station.Hostel has only private rooms and apartments.Two private rooms share one bathroom and kitchen with fridge.Apartment is with separate bathroom,kitchen with fridge,cable tv.All rooms have air-conditioning. Hostel is...
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UNITY Hostel Skopje

94 /100

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UNITY Hostel Skopje

Scatter joy. Gather wonder. Travel and explore. Situated 300m from the main City Square, Unity Hostel is within 5min walking distance from Old Bazaar, Kale Fortress, Government, river side, Museum`s quarter, beautiful City Central Park, bars, clubs & restaurants, all accessible on foot, thus savi...
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Urban Hostel & Apartments

93 /100

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Urban Hostel & Apartments

Our hostel can accommodate a total of 100 guests. It offers rooms for 1,2,3 or 4 people and has 4 floors. The rooms are clean, convenient, comfortable and highly affordable with proper spring mattress beds and overlays. Showers and toilets are found on each floor, two of them equipped with jacuzzi....
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Skopje Downtown Hostel

91 /100

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Skopje Downtown Hostel

Skopje Downtown Hostel is the perfect lodging for any kind of travellers and passenger. No matter If you're a backpacker traveling alone or in a larger group, we have the best option for your stay in Skopje. We have excellent and comfy facilities such as individual power sockets next to the beds, to...
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Goldy

91 /100

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Goldy

For every bed there is a reading light and bed curtains. We provide free towels and clean sheets for every guest. It has 2 toilets and a shared bathroom with non-stop hot water. You will have a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook and enjoy your meals. Also you can relax in the living r...
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Vertical Hostel Mavrovo

90 /100

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Vertical Hostel Mavrovo

Vertical Hostel Mavrovo is right in the heart of the mountain, where there's 0% pollution and just fresh air, into the Mavrovo National park where you can take a safari tour, close to the lake and the nature and still just 6 km away from the ski resort, the restaurants, bars, mini market and rental...
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Skopje Hostel

90 /100

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Skopje Hostel

Skopje Hostel is situated in the Skopje City-Centre district in Skopje, 300 m from Stone Bridge. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is equipped with a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer....
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Villa Old Town

90 /100

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Villa Old Town

Villa Old Town ,Situated in the old town of Ohrid just 150 metres from the city square, villa Old Town offers warm and homely accommodation mostly with balconies and stunning views of the lake. The rooms all have en suite facilities and everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Th...
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City Hostel Ohrid

86 /100

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City Hostel Ohrid

City Hostel Ohrid is contemporary, trendy accommodation in the very center of the city Ohrid. Brand new establishment, beyond traditional hospitality, taking the hostel standards to upper level for lower affordable prices. City Hostel is few steps from the center ,2 minutes away from the Old Bazz...
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Accommodation J&T

84 /100

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Accommodation J&T

Accommodation J&T is situated in the elite part of the old town of Ohrid. Located in a clean, peaceful and quiet setting surrounded by nature. The villa has an amazing view of the lake and the city. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the Lake Ohrid, separate bathroom, cable/satellite TV, coffee ma...
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Ski Hut Gorica Hostel Mavrovo

83 /100

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Ski Hut Gorica Hostel Mavrovo

Ski Hut Gorica is a mountain hostel providing accommodation and services for the outdoor spirits and adventure enthusiasts. We offer dorm and private accomodation, hommemade meals, lounge room with blasting fireplace, DSL TV, free Wi-Fi, 24-7 hot water, communal kitchen, camp lot, fully prepared te...
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Smart Apartments

83 /100

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Smart Apartments

The apartments are very bright, clean, comfortable, highly affordable and a perfect option for you to relax after a long day of urban exploration. Our Apartments are located only a couple of steps to the main bus station in one of the oldest parts of the city. Very quiet and safe neighborhood on...
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Hostel Infinity

80 /100

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Hostel Infinity

Welcome to Infinity Hostel.We are located in one of the most beautiful and quiet neighborhood in Skopje,Taftalidje.Just 3,5km from the city centre and 4km from the Old bazaar.Our location is perfect for every traveler who is ready to explore the city. We are new hostel, that means everything is...
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Hostel Kalonis Centar

80 /100

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Hostel Kalonis Centar

Free of charge Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Free private parking is also possible on site, with a reservation in advance. Near the hostel, just 50 meters to the center is the shopping center Vero Jumbo, a pedestrian walkway on the river Vardar, in the immediate vicinity is the museum of moth...
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Hostel Valentin

80 /100

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Hostel Valentin

The property have two rooms each 6 bed. We have common room 2 bathroom WiFi,also every bed have lookers, light, curtain, everything it's new. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay....
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City Hostel

75 /100

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City Hostel

Supreme Value for money' It's home City Property is a family owned property located in a great and peaceful neighbourhood under the mountain Vodno. It is well designed and offers a quiet and unforgettable stay in the capital city of Macedonia, Skopje - city of seven gates. With every bed acco...
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AnastasiaHomestay

47 /100

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AnastasiaHomestay

We are located in the historical district/old town of Ohrid, (50 meters to center fountain, close to shopping, a few minutes to the lake in quiet zone with terrace view, TV) which is UNESCO world heritage. We can meet you anywhere in town if you will just call us and let us know where you are. A...
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Valentin Apartments and Rooms

34 /100

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Valentin Apartments and Rooms

Valentin apartments and rooms is one of the best hostel in Ohrid.Just 8 min. walking from the old town of Ohrid. Our prices is 6.5 euro /bed. This includes: -Free internet -Free city map and travel info. -Free coffee and tea -Hot showers 24 hr. -Fully equipped kit...
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Epinal Hotel

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Epinal Hotel

Epinal Hotel is surrounded by some of the most well known points of interest in Bitola this beautiful hotel is ideally located on the main street Shirok sokak, 175 km from the Skopje Airport, 180 km from Thessaloniki and only 15 km from the Greek border. Whether your plans include meetings, conventi...
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Cingo Hotel Ohrid

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Cingo Hotel Ohrid

Cingo Hotel has 32 two bed rooms, 2 single bed rooms, 4 Deluxe apartments and 2 Extra Deluxe apartments. All the apartments are equipped with cable TV, air conditioners, mini bar, safe, direct telephone line, Internet connection. Extra Deluxe apartments have also DVD (home video) and Jacuzzi. Thi...
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Hotel Vila Silia

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Hotel Vila Silia

Hotel Vila Silia is situated at 1.5km from the Center of the city of Skopje. It is located near Vodno hill, far from the city jungle, but near to business quart. The hotel offers 5 comfortable rooms with parking place for each room. There are two huge balcony and big yard. All rooms are equippe...
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Euro Hotel Gradche

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Euro Hotel Gradche

Beautiful hotel in the mountains of Osogovo on the lake Gradche which offer a lot of possibilities. We have rent-bike, laundry services, very nice bar, and restaurant with traditional Macedonian food. Except beautiful nature and lake we can offer you recreation inside, like pool, mini football, ping...
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Clover Hostel

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Clover Hostel

Welcome to our cosy and comfy Hostel Clover! Located at less than 15 minutes walking distance from the main square in Skopje, its proximity to the city centre makes it a perfect choice for travellers eager to explore the city and enjoy the numerous shops and restaurants located nearby. Clover Hostel...
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Villa Jordan

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Villa Jordan

Located in Ohrid, 70 m away from Lake Ohrid and a 8-minute walk from the city centre, Villa Jordan features a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool. At the property guests can enjoy views of the lake and a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is also available. All air-conditioned units feature a flat-s...
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Point Hostel Ohrid

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Point Hostel Ohrid

Point Ostel Ohrid is located in the center of the city Ohrid in Macedonia. Our hotel has a common room for all guests, equipped with chairs and tables, a large common kitchen with cooking elements in it. We have new bathrooms fully equipped. All rooms have a balcony. On the roof of our hoste...
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B&S Apartments

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B&S Apartments

B&S Apartments are located in the beautiful city of Ohrid. If you want to explore the ancient city and also want to relax in quiet environment, with new luxury interior, B&S is the right place to go. We offer:- 2 double bed apartments,- 1 triple bed apartment,- 2 Deluxe apartments (max. 4 persons...
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BSV Hostel

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BSV Hostel

The hostel have 6rooms and 20 beds.The rooms are double and rooms with multiple beds. Same after intimate rooms. Some of the rooms with separate bathroom.The entire furniture is new. The rooms are on ground floor and first floor.Access to rooms is easy, parking is on the street but in a safe place.T...
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Villa Saraj

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Villa Saraj

Welcome to Villa Saraj. We hope you will enjoy yourself with us while you spend your holidays in beautiful Ohrid. Our guesthouse provides a peaceful and spacious ambiance, right at the front of the house is a garden with a beautiful view of the lake. Located old part of the city, it is surrounded...
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Bitrak Guesthouse

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Bitrak Guesthouse

About Bitrak Guesthouse: Our property offers, Two beds (2) apartment with bedroom, terrace, cable tv, refrigerator, parking place. Tree beds apartment (2) with bedroom, terrace, kitchen. cable tv, refrigerator, dvd player, and parking place. Apartments are clean, brand new and a serene place t...
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Modern studios in Ohrid

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Modern studios in Ohrid

The apartment with the studios is on the top of the house which by the way has three floors. We are located not far away from the center (about 15 min. walking to the main square or 10 min. walking directly to the lake promenade) and in the same time in the quiet area so you can take your rest pe...
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Domestika Hostel

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Domestika Hostel

A warm, peaceful, welcoming place for every traveler who wants to visit our beautiful city. A perfect place for relaxing and having a nice time for a reasonable price. If you're looking for quality and hospitality Domestika Hostel is the right place for you. We offer 14 rooms, each of them has...
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Villa Velestovo

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Villa Velestovo

Welcome to Villa Velestovo a place with rural and modern character that can be your home during your vacation: beautiful rural environment, secluded location for perfect vacation. The villa is just 5 minutes driving away from the center of Ohrid and offers excellent view on the Ohrid Lake and the...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Macedonia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Macedonia.

If you're already planning to visit Macedonia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Skopje, Macedonia

What should my first post be about? Every blogger’s worst nightmare. I decided that I should pay my dues to my hometown, the city where I grew up – the city of Skopje, the city I always come back to, wherever I go. Skopje, Macedonia Skopje is the capital of Macedonia, a small country that takes a central position in the Balkans. The city officially has a population of half a million, but unofficially it has around 700 000 people living there. This is mostly due to the people who are emigrating from the other cities in the country, in order to study or work in the capital. The easiest way to arrive in Skopje is by plane – you can land on “Alexander the Great Airport”, where low cost operator WizzAir has opened a hub which serves 22 destinations in Europe. You can also arrive from other continents with transfers via Vienna (Austrian), Istanbul (Turkish), Rome (Alitalia), Geneva and Zurich (Swiss) as well as from Dubai (flyDubai). It is possible to arrive with car using the E-75 highway. Using the bus is yet another possibility (see the official site of the Skopje Central Bus Station: www.sas.com.mk). The last option is the train, with daily departures to Belgrade and Thessaloniki, however this is not recommended since the trains are not in great condition (but if you are on a budget – go for it).

Ena Gj Peeva

Skopje, City in the heart of the Balkans

Most of you probably never heard about Skopje, and this is one of the reasons I am sharing this story with you, and other reason is because of my opinion that “the place from where the traveling begins, and you’ve “traveled” most of the days in your life, is part of you.” So here it is. Skopje is proud to be the capital of a small country on the Balkans called Macedonia, and yet if you have never heard of it as well, there is a commercial on CNN called “Macedonia timeless”. If you search for Macedonia on a map, its form to me looks like perfectly fried egg in the middle of the Peninsula. It’s easier to remember this way right? I believe it’s a place worth visiting. To be honest, I believe every place is worth visiting, what makes the difference is individual tastes. Skopje is located in the north part of the country, and lately most crowded, because it is the biggest business center and also city where famous country’s Universities are placed, so students and employees, both with their career ambitions are building their life up. With current population of nearly 1 million (the entire country population is approximately 2 million), Skopje surely has something to tell. Of course, the best way is to witness, to fell, to smell, experience, to have a story of your own , and hopefully you would have the chance for it someday, therefore I will certainly point  out the “must see” things in Skopje for your to do tourist list.

Maci

The Old Cave Churches of Macedonia

Macedonia is a small country placed on the Balkan Peninsula, sandwiched between Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania. Although small, the country abounds in beautiful natural landscapes thanks to the numerous mountains and lakes. It also is a home of historical and cultural places and sites, such as the unique Orthodox churches, some of which have remained untouched for centuries.

D. Petrushevska

Macedonia Travel Guides

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