Top 10 things to do in Macedonia

Macedonia

Known for its traditional villages and churches, Macedonia also has some of the best wildlife.

Macedonia is a country.

Macedonia (i/ˌmæsɨˈdoʊniə/ mas-i-DOH-nee-ə; Macedonian: Македонија, transliterated: Makedonija), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Република Македонија, transliterated: Republika Makedonija [rɛˈpublika makɛˈdɔnija] ( listen)), is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It became a member of the United Nations in 1993, but, as a result of an ongoing dispute with Greece over use of the name Macedonia, it was admitted under the provisional reference of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (поранешна Југословенска Република Македонија, transliterated: Poranešna Jugoslovenska Republika Makedonija), abbreviated as "FYROM".

A landlocked country, the Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Kosovo[a] to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. It constitutes approximately the northwestern third of the larger geographical region of Macedonia, which also comprises the neighbouring parts of northern Greece and a smaller portion in southwestern Bulgaria. The country's capital is Skopje, with 506,926 inhabitants according to the 2002 census. Other cities include Bitola, Kumanovo, Prilep, Tetovo, Ohrid, Veles, Štip, Kočani, Gostivar, Kavadarci, and Strumica. It has over 50 lakes, plus sixteen mountains higher than 2,000 m (6,562 ft). Macedonia is a member of the UN and of the Council of Europe. Since December 2005 it has also been a candidate for joining the European Union and has applied for NATO membership.

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Top 10 things to do in Macedonia

Strumica

Strumica
Strumica is the largest city in eastern Republic of Macedonia, near the Novo Selo-Petrich border crossing with Bulgaria. About 100,000 people live in the region surrounding the city. It is ...

Kumanovo

Kumanovo
Kumanovo is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and is the seat of Kumanovo Municipality which is the largest municipality in the country. Municipal institutions include a city council, ...

Skopje

Skopje
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center. It was known in the Roman period under ...

Berovo

Berovo
Berovo is a small town near the Maleševo Mountains, 161 km from Skopje, 47 km from Strumica and 52 km from Kočani, in the Republic of Macedonia. It is the seat of Berovo ...

Gostivar

Gostivar
Gostivar ; Albanian: Gostivari, Turkish: Gostivar, is a city in the Republic of Macedonia, located in the upper Polog valley region. It is one of the largest municipalities in the ...

Ohrid

Ohrid
A charming city by the lake, full of history - past and present

Peštani

Peštani
Peštani is a village in the Republic of Macedonia, located 12 kilometres south of the city of Ohrid. It is a popular beachside town along Lake Ohrid and lies at ...

Tetovo

Tetovo
Tetovo ; Albanian: Tetova, Tetovë; Turkish: Kalkandelen is a city in the northwestern part of Macedonia, built on the foothills of Šar Mountain and divided by the Pena River. The ...

Bitola

Bitola
Bitola known also by several alternative names is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The city is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. ...

Prilep

Prilep
Prilep is the fourth largest city in the Republic of Macedonia. It has a population of 66,246 and is known as "the city under Marko's Towers" because of its proximity ...

Dojran

Dojran
Dojran was a city located on the western shore of Dojran Lake in the south-eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Today, it is collective name for two villages that ...

Kavadarci

Kavadarci
Kavadarci is a town in the Tikveš region of the Republic of Macedonia. In the heart of Macedonia’s wine country, it is home to the largest winery in southeastern Europe, ...

Kočani

Kočani
Kočani is a town 120 kilometres from Skopje, situated in the Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, with population of 28 330. The town of Kočani is the seat ...

Struga

Struga
Struga , Albanian: Strugë is a town and popular tourist destination situated in the south-western region of the Republic of Macedonia, lying on the shore of Lake Ohrid. The town ...

Štip

Štip
Štip is the largest urban agglomeration in the eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, serving as the economic, industrial, entertainment and educational focal point for the surrounding municipalities. As ...

Veles

Veles
Veles may refer to:Veles , Slavic deityVeles Municipality, in the Republic of MacedoniaVeles , in the Republic of Macedonia, seat of the municipalityVeles, singular of velites, a class of infantry ...

Gevgelija

Gevgelija
Gevgelija is a town with a population of 15,685 located in the very southeast of the Republic of Macedonia along the banks of the Vardar River, situated at the country's ...

Debar

Debar
Debar ; Albanian: Dibër, Turkish: Debre is a city in the western part of the Republic of Macedonia, near the border with Albania, on the road from Struga to Gostivar. ...

Kičevo

Kičevo
Kičevo ; Albanian: Kërçovë; Turkish: Kırçova is a city in the western part of the Republic of Macedonia, located in a valley in the south-eastern slopes of Mount Bistra, between ...

Vevčani

Vevčani
Vevčani is a small town in Republic of Macedonia. It is the only settlement and seat of Vevčani Municipality.GeographyThe village of Vevčani is found in the southwestern ...

Resen

Resen
Resen is the name of several places:Resen Municipality, a municipality in the Republic of MacedoniaResen , a town within the municipalityResen , a village in SerbiaResen , a city founded ...

Negotino

Negotino
Negotino is a town in the Republic of Macedonia. Its population is about 20,000. It is the seat of Negotino Municipality.GeographyNegotino is situated on the right bank ...

Mavrovo

Mavrovo
Mavrovo can refer to:Mavrovo , a region in the Republic of MacedoniaMavrovo National Park, a national park in the Republic of MacedoniaMavrovo , a village in the Republic of MacedoniaMavrovo ...

Pelister National Park

Pelister National Park
Pelister National Park is a national park in the Municipality of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. The park is located in the Baba Mountain massif and covers an area of 171.5 ...

Vinica, Macedonia

Vinica, Macedonia
Vinica is a town in Macedonia, in the Eastern Statistical Region of the country. The town of Vinica is the seat of Vinica Municipality.EtymologyThe name Vinica is ...

Radoviš

Radoviš
Radoviš is a city in the southeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the second largest city in the southeastern region. The city is the seat of Radoviš ...

Church of St. John at Kaneo

Church of St. John at Kaneo
Beautiful 13th century church perched over the lake

Delčevo

Delčevo
Delčevo is a small town in the eastern mountainous part of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the municipal seat of the eponymous municipality. The town is named after revolutionary ...

Museum of the Macedonian Struggle

Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
Museum of the Macedonian Struggle may refer to:Museum of the Macedonian Struggle , Kozani regional unit, Greece, commemorating the late 19th to early 20th Century Greek struggle for Hellenic Macedonia.Museum ...

Dračevo, Skopje

Dračevo, Skopje
Dračevo is a suburb of Skopje and one of the first major settlements in that region. The population is near to 40.000 people, and it has fully developed socio-economical life. ...

Church of St. Sophia, Ohrid

Church of St. Sophia, Ohrid
For eponymous churches, see Hagia Sophia .The Church of St. Sophia is located in the city of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. The church is one of the most important monuments ...

Skopje Zoo

Skopje Zoo
The Skopje Zoo is a 12-hectare zoo in Gradski Park, Skopje, Macedonia. It is home to about 500 animals representing around 100 species.HistoryThe zoo was founded in ...

Sveti Nikole

Sveti Nikole
Sveti Nikole ; meaning Saint Nicholas is a town in the Republic of Macedonia. It is the seat of Sveti Nikole Municipality and a center of a plain called Ovče ...

Museum of Macedonia

Museum of Macedonia
Museum of Macedonia is a national institution in the Republic of Macedonia and one of the oldest museums in the country. The Museum of Macedonia was created by joining three ...

Gorno Nerezi

Gorno Nerezi
Gorno Nerezi is a small village in the Republic of Macedonia, located in the Karpoš municipality, near Skopje, and at an altitude of 771 meters . It is situated on ...

Ancient Theatre of Ohrid

Ancient Theatre of Ohrid
The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the ...

Stone Bridge

Stone Bridge
Stone Bridge may refer to:Bridges by that name:Stone Bridge , across the Seyhan River in Adana, TurkeyStone Bridge , across Griboedov Canal in Saint Petersburg, RussiaStone Bridge , across the ...

Kriva Palanka Municipality

Kriva Palanka Municipality
The Kriva Palanka Municipality is in the extreme northeastern part of Republic of Macedonia. Kriva Palanka is the town where the municipal seat is found. The municipality is part of ...

Millennium Cross

Millennium Cross
The Millennium Cross is a 66 metre high cross situated on the top of the Vodno Mountain in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. It was constructed to serve as a memorial ...

Saint Panteleimon, Ohrid

Saint Panteleimon, Ohrid
Saint Panteleimon is a monastery in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia situated on Plaošnik. It is attributed to Clement of Ohrid, a disciple of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. Archaeologists have ...

Ilinden

Ilinden
Ilinden or Ilindan , meaning "Saint Elijah's Day", may refer to:EventsDay of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia, celebrated on 2 August each year. Ilinden, or ...

Skopje Aqueduct

Skopje Aqueduct
The Skopje Aqueduct is an aqueduct and archaeological site located in the village of Vizbegovo 2 km northwest from Skopje, Macedonia. The Skopje Aqueduct is the only aqueduct in Macedonia, and ...

Rostuša

Rostuša
Rostuša is a village in Republic of Macedonia. It is a seat of the Mavrovo and Rostuša municipality.In 1426 Gjon Kastrioti from Albania and his three sons donated the right ...

Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia

Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia
The Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia is one of the largest and most complete national institution of the Republic of Macedonia. Located in the capital city of Skopje, the museum ...

Mavrovi Anovi

Mavrovi Anovi
Mavrovi Anovi is a village in the Mavrovo and Rostuša Municipality of Macedonia. Its FIPS code was MK64. ...

Kruševo

Kruševo
Kruševo , Aromanian: Crushuva is a town in Macedonia. It is the highest town in Macedonia, situated at an altitude of over 4,429 feet above sea level. The town of ...

western macedonia

western macedonia
Western Macedonia is one of the thirteen regions of Greece, consisting of the western part of Greek Macedonia. It is divided into the regional units of Florina, Grevena, Kastoria, and ...