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Berovo is surely one of the most beautiful mountainous towns in Macedonia. Small, but charming and historically rich town, located in the very eastern part of Macedonia, around 180 km away from the capital Skopje. Lying on both banks of the River Bregalnica with an absolute altitude between 830-900m and favorable climate, Berovo is a town with the highest oxygen concentration at the Balkans. The average annual temperature is 11.1 °C, while the temperature in summer is around 19°C.
Bitola is the second largest city in the country and has always been an important administrative, cultural, commercial and educational centre. During the ottoman period the city was home to many consulates from European countries and therefore got its nickname "the city of consuls".
Central Macedonia region follows not only the flow of the largest river in the country Vardar but also the most important highway and railway that run from North to South. The famous E-75 road from Skopje to Gevgelija links several cities, cultural hotspots and historical locations.
Dojran is located in the south-east region in Macedonia and includes the two settlements Nov Dojran (New Dojran) and Star Dojran (Old Dojran) and the smallest of the three main natural lakes in the country, Lake, you guessed it, Dojran. Out of the tree, the settlement Star Dojran that lies on the coast of the lake makes the main tourist attraction, has a few hundred full time residents and during the summer period has thousands of visitors.
Eastern Macedonia boasts with many attractive, adventurous, cultural and fun things to see, experience and enjoy. It is a home to some of the most extraordinary displays of the forces of nature, ancient cities and locations, amazing monasteries and some exciting cultural events.
Gevgelija is the southernmost city in Macedonia and is just 3 km away from the Macedonian-Greek border. A small town with a big character as it's one of the more popu...
Kratovo got its name from its location, lying on a extinguished volcano crater. Throughout the ages Kratovo has always been an important mining town from which some of the first coins in the country originated. Kratovo was known also as the city of towers and bridges, and to this very day they still remain one of the main tourist attractions.
Our guide to Krushevo by our Macedonia local expert - Krushevo is one of the cities in Macedonia that has a profound cultural and historical value. Once a thriving city that was a refuge for the Macedonian people from the Ottomans, now a top tourist destination. At 1,350m above sea level Krushevo is the highest settlement classified as a city in the Balkans. An integral part of the Baba Mountain this small city that today counts only 9,684 citizens, that has a special part in Macedonian culture and history, at one point in history it was its own Republic.
Our guide to Kumanovo by our Macedonia local expert - Kumanovo is the third largest city in the country, and being located on the main E-75 highway that drives down through the country is easily accessible. Like every major city in Macedonia, Kumanovo is fairly active, especially considering it is only around 30km away from the capital Skopje. Having that in mind it's quite often that Skopje and Kumanovo exchange visitors for nightlife and restaurants.
Our guide to Macedonia Overview by our Macedonia local expert -...
Ohrid is by many considered to be the Balkan Jerusalem, and rightly so as the city is one of the oldest with profoundly rich culture and huge significance for the development of the Macedonian nation and religion. The epithets for Ohrid do not stop at a Balkan Jerusalem and similar terms that are based on its cultural heritage but also terms like the Balkan Pearl which try to capture its beauty. Situated on the coast of the ancient lake that bears the same name it is the only area protected and enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Macedonia. Although statistically it is the second city visited by tourists in Macedonia, behind Skopje the Capital, its role and significance for Macedonian tourism is unrivalled.
Shtip is also one of the largest cities in Eastern Macedonia and is considered the textile industry capital of the country. With a vibrant nightlife and the university of Goce Delchev, Shtip is considered an active city with plenty of fun and activities. Shtip is also known as the city under the Isar, which was a medieval fortress whose remains are still visible to this day and is one of the tourist attractions in the city. Besides having to see the ruins of the centuries old fortress the Isar allows for great views of the city and its surroundings.
Skopje is the capital of the country and expectedly the economic, administrative, cultural, political center. Skopje is just 20 minutes away from international airport "...
Our guide to Strumica by our Macedonia local expert - Strumica is one of the popular and vibrant cities in the country. Although the city itself is not that large, the municipality includes many smaller villages and towns making it quite busy. The region is known for two main things, agriculture and the Strumica Carnival that takes place every year. Since there are many smaller villages surrounding the city the main occupation is trading and producing agricultural goods, the peppers and tomatoes are said to be the tastiest in Strumica.
Veles has always been an important city for Macedonian culture and heritage, with several notable writers, artists and revolutionaries like Koco Racin, Rajko Zinzifov, Kole Nedelkovski and Petre Prlicko originating from the city or the surrounding area.
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