Places to visit

Places to visit in Macedonia

From untouched and undiscovered nature to prehistoric temples and archaeological sites.

If you want to explore medieval churches and monasteries there are more than 1.000 in Macedonia. The frescoes in most of them are beautifully preserved surviving centuries. In many icon galleries around the country, you will find out more about medieval wooden icons, or even older early Christian terracotta icons. You can also visit the remains of some of the hundreds of early Christian churches with extraordinary floor mosaics.

Marko Monastery, Skopje region

St. Archangel Michael Church, Radozhda, Struga

Vodocha Monastery, Strumica

Veljusa Monastery, Strumica

The Colorful Mosque, Tetovo

Saint Spas (Savior) Church, Skopje

Saint Panteleimon Church, Gorno Nerezi, Skopje

Saint Clement church in Plaosnik settlement, Ohrid

St. George the Victorious Monastery, Rajchica, Debar

St. George church, Staro Nagorichane, Kumanovo

St. Archangel Michael Monastery, Prilep

Osogovo Monastery, North-East region

Kalishta Monastery, Struga

The Holy Mother of God – Peribleptos

Treskavec Monastery, Prilep

The Archaeological Museum of Macedonia and the city museums are full of artifacts exclusively from this piece of lend.

Icon Gallery Ohrid

Icon Gallery Ohrid   Icon Gallery Ohrid is located in the Old part of the city, in front of the impressive church of the Mother of God […]

Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Skopje

Memorial house of Mother Teresa in Skopje   Memorial House of Mother Teresa in built in Skopje, the hometown of the great humanitarian and founder of the […]

Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia, Skopje

Holocaust Memorial center in Skopje   Holocaust Memorial Center in Skopje for the Jews of Macedonia was officially opened on 10th March 2011. The Memorial Center is built […]

Ethnological Museum of Jone Eftimovski, Podmochani, Prespa Region

The Saraj, Resen

The Saraj in Resen  The Saraj in Resen is the most representative building of the old city architecture in the region of Prespa. It is built […]

National Ohrid Museum

National Ohrid Museum   National Ohrid Museum is located next to the handmade paper workshop in the old part of the city. More than two centuries earlier […]

Museum of the Macedonian struggle, Skopje

Museum of Macedonian struggle The Museum of Macedonian struggle is located in the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, in the center of Skopje. It was […]

Archaeological Museum Skopje

 Archaeological Museum Skopje Archaeological Museum Skopje is located in the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, and it was officially opened as a National Institution from […]

Bay of Bones Museum, Ohrid

Bay of Bones    The underwater investigations conducted in the Bay of Bones give rich material and information for the life of prehistoric people who lived […]

As a crossroad of ancient civilizations, all around Macedonia, there are thousands of detected archaeological sites, thousands smaller or bigger fortresses or fortifications, many of them remain untouched. Visiting Macedonia, you will find out about the prehistoric observatories and temples, like Kokino or Cocev Kamen.

Stobi

Archaeological site Stobi  Archaeological site Stobi is the most famous archaeological site in Republic of Macedonia. It was the largest city in the northern part of […]

Kokino observatory, Kumanovo

Kokino observatory  Kokino Observatory is located in the Staro Nagorichane municipality, around 30km from the city of Kumanovo. Situated between 1010m and 1030m altitude above the […]

Holy Fifteen Tiberiopolis Martyrs, Strumica

Holy Fifteen Tiberiopolis Martyrs Holy Fifteen Tiberiopolis Martyrs is an archaeological site located in the city of Strumica. Tiberiopolis used to be the name of the […]

Heraclea Lyncestis, Bitola

Heraclea Lyncestis near Bitola   Heraclea Lyncestis near Bitola is an ancient city that was founded by Philip II Macedon in the 4th century BC. The city […]

Ancient Theater in Ohrid

Ancient Theater in Ohrid  Ancient Theater in Ohrid is located at the foot of the eastern slope of the higher Ohrid hill, under Samuel’s Fortress. It […]

For nature lovers, with 35 high mountains, Macedonia will be a real paradise. It offers natural, glacial, man-made lakes and rivers, waterfalls and natural parks, more than 300 species of birds, many indigenous species of flora and fauna.

Dojran Lake

Dojran Lake    Dojran Lake is the smallest tectonic lake in Macedonia, after Ohrid lake, and Prespa lake, with a surface of 43 squared kilometers, shared […]

Koleshino Waterfalls, Strumica

Koleshino Waterfalls   Koleshino Waterfalls are located in the foothills of Belasica Mountain on an elevation of 610 meters. Its name originates from the name of […]

Smolare Waterfall, Strumica

Smolare Waterfall    Smolare Waterfall is located deep into the Belasica Mountain on an elevation of 630 meters. Its name originates from the name of the […]

National Park Galichica

National Park Galichica    National Park Galichica is proclaimed a National Park in 1958. It covers an area of 22 750 ha. Galichica Mountain is a […]

Ohrid Lake

Ohrid Lake    Ohrid Lake is one of the most important natural aquariums in the world. It was formed some 4 million years ago, which makes […]

National Park Mavrovo

National Park Mavrovo National Park Mavrovo is the largest National Park in Macedonia that covers an area of 73000 ha. It is located in the western […]

Kuklici Stone Dolls, Kratovo

Kuklici Stone Dolls Kuklici Stone Dolls is a natural phenomenon located 8km from Kratovo, a small town of bridges and towers, well known as a Macedonian […]

National Park Pelister

National Park Pelister    National Park Pelister is proclaimed to be National Park in 1948 and its the oldest National Park of the three National Parks […]

Prespa Lake

Prespa Lake    Prespa Lake is located in the Prespa region, one of the most beautiful and attractive regions in Macedonia. Among the symbols making this […]

Matka canyon

Matka canyon    Matka Canyon is located in the Skopje surrounding and covers approximately an area of 5 000 hectares. It is one of the most […]

There is almost no city or town in Macedonia that was not founded in the period before Christ. All of them, without exception, have at least one name given before Christ, and another existing one from the medieval period. They basically lаy on layers of civilizations.

Strumica

Strumica Strumica is located in the southeastern part of Macedonia in the fertile valley of Strumica, and on an elevation of 230m above the sea level. […]

Prilep

Berovo

Berovo Berovo is a small town in the eastern part of Macedonia, near the Maleshevo Mountain, on an elevation of 986 m above sea level. It […]

Struga

Struga    Struga or the “City of poetry” as a result of the prestigious event “Struga poetry evenings”, is located in the south west part of […]

Krushevo

Krushevo    Krushevo is located on an altitude of 1350m and it is the highest town on the Balkan Peninsula. It has around 6.000 inhabitants and […]

Bitola

Bitola    Bitola is the second-largest city in Macedonia, located in the southwestern part of the country, 14 km from the Greek border, on an elevation […]

Skopje

Skopje    Skopje is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Macedonia located in the north of the country on an elevation of […]

Ohrid

mediumright Ohrid    Ohrid is located in the southwest part of Macedonia, on the shores of the Ohrid Lake, one of the oldest lakes in the […]

If you visit the rural areas of Macedonia, in the villages you can see an old specific architecture in almost each of them. The best local food and drinks you will find in the villages – delicious recipes with natural ingredients.

Brajchino village, Resen Region

Elshani village, Ohrid

Gabrovo village, Strumica

Galichnik village, Mavrovo Region

Janche village, Mavrovo Region

Ljubojno village, Resen region

Trpejca village

Kuratica village, Ohrid

Vevchani village

In Macedonia, wine is being produced from the ancient times. Today in about 80 wineries Macedonia produces wine on some 22,400 hectares (55,000 acres) of vineyards. Red wine dominates the Macedonian wine production, with around 80 percent. While part of the federation  Yugoslavia, Macedonia was a major producer of wine. In the 1980s, it accounted for around two-thirds of the Yugoslav wine production. The grape varieties common in cultivation include a large proportion of indigenous varieties and varieties common to Central Europe and the Balkans, as well as some international varieties. Red varieties include VranecKratosijaCabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It should be noted that Stanušina Crna is a unique variety of grape of Macedonian origin, capable of producing very high-quality wines. White varieties include SmederevkaWelschriesling, ChardonnaySauvignon blanc, and Žilavka.

Kamnik Winery, Skopje

The Chateau Sopot winery, Veles

Tikvesh Winery

Stobi Winery

Popova Kula Winery