Canyon Matka - Macedonia
Are you a business owner in Macedonia?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Macedonia.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Canyon Matka
Canyon Matka is conveniently located a 30-45 min drive from Skopje city centre and has always been a popular picnic, hike and a one day nature destination.
Canyon Matka has been formed throughout millions of years by the river Treska as it carved it's way through the mountains. This mountainous river is also home to the best wild waters kayaking stage in the country that is used for many competitions. Canyon Matka is also home to two holiday settlements, Gorna and Dolna Matka used as week-end getaways.
The Monastery of the Holy Mother of God is a must see destination at Matka. It was built in the 14th century and features great traditional monastery architecture a beautiful church and even a small souvenir shop where you can buy a memorabilia of your trip.
As you continue your exploration of Canyon Matka you will notice the massive St. Andrea dam which is in fact the first ever dam of its kind built in Macedonia in 1938. Behind it stretches the artificial Matka Lake that perfectly blends with the surroundings with the sheer cliffs.
From the dam onwards you can only continue by foot through a path carved into the cliffs that offers great sights of the lake and the mountains above you. The local paths ends at Matka Hotel and Restaurant where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or stay longer for a delicious meal just next to the lake. Right next to the restaurant is the small and charming church of St. Andrea that was built 1389. You can literally feel its history as you step through the small entrance.
From the restaurant onwards there are several trails that are great for hiking and even climbing, but make sure you always adhere to the rules and safety tips. One of the hiking roads leads to the Monastery of St. Nikola that has breath-taking views of the canyon.
Canyon Matka is also the home of Vrelo Cave which can be only accessed with a boat ride across the lake and was listed as one of the 77 natural sites of the New Seven Wonders of Nature project.
You may also like
Private Transfer Skopje Tirana or Vice Versa
This is a private transfer from Skopje to Tirana or vice-versa. Travel in comfort, class and style with a reliable driver.From $285.11
Private Transfer Skopje Airport to Ohrid
This services included a shuttle from Skopje Airport to Ohrid or vice versa. A driver will wait for you at Skopje Airport and transfer you to your address in Ohrid, or piFrom $159.66
Skopje Airport taxi
Skopje Airport Taxi - from/to all hotel in Skopje we offer transfers to the Skopje Airport - Clients will be met at arrival hall with a personalized sign with your name aFrom $34.21
Private Transfer Skopje to Belgrade or Vice Versa
This service will include a shuttle taxi from Skopje to Belgrade or vise versa. You will be picked up from your address in Skopje (or Belgrade) and make a transfer to BelFrom $102.64
Berovo: Glow of Eastern Macedonia
Enjoy gastronomical delights, breathe fresh air and see exotic and beautiful nature and water springs in this unforgettable experience. This region is known as Macedonia'From $57.02
Skopje: Half-Day Stobi Wine Tour
Experience a wine tasting in one of the best wineries in Macedonia with lunch.6 ReviewsFrom $57.02
From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour
Visit the National Park Mavrovo and the village of Galichnik from Skopje on this tour.From $79.83
Skopje: Transfer to Tirana w/ Half-Day Tour of Ohrid
This service includes a shuttle taxi from Skopje to Tirana with a stop in Ohrid and a half-day tour of Ohrid with licensed tour guide.1 ReviewsFrom $91.24
From Tirana: Balkan Highlights Tour
Visit 6 countries, spending 2 nights in Albania, 3 nights in Macedonia, 1 night in Kosovo, 4 nights in Bosnia, the day in Croatia, and 1 night in Montenegro.From $2,052.81
From Skopje: Pristina and Prizren Private Sightseeing Tour
Explore 2 historical cities in Kosovo on a full-day private tour from Skopje. Experience the vibrant life of Pristina, and then spend the afternoon at the traditional sma11 ReviewsFrom $74.13