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Ohrid Lake
Ohrid Lake

Facts about Macedonia

Area: 25 713 sq. km

Population: 2 000 000

Capital: Skopje

Other major cities: Bitola, Tetovo, Ohrid, Veles

Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

Language: Macedonian, Albanian

Telephone country code: 00 389

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Macedonia TOP Destinations

Skopje’s old city still reflects the period of Turkish rule. In the winding, narrow, little cobble-stone streets of what was once the bazaar quarter, enticing restaurants, cafés and shops vie for the visitor’s attention; the majority of Skopje’s historic monuments are also to be found here. Three outstanding examples of 15th century Turkish architecture are the baths of Daud Pasha and the mosques of Mustapha Pasha and Sultan Murad. More...

Ohrid Lake is the largest tectonic lake and the most popular holiday resort in Macedonia. There can be found several medieval monasteries and churches around the lake, the most famous is Sv. Naum Monastery near the Albanian border. Lying on the northeastern shore of the lake, the historic town of Ohrid is Macedonia’s most beautiful tourist attraction. More...

Mavrovo National Park with its landscapes, lakes and forests, is one of the most beautiful areas in Macedonia. Encompassing a territory of 73.000 ha, the Mavrovo area is the largest National Park in the country. More...

Monastery St. Bigorski is one of the most important cultural heritage sites in the Mavrovo National Park. The monastery was originally built in 1020. More...

Macedonia’s second city, Bitola is a grand old town that still bears the marks of its turn-of-the-century importance as a center for diplomacy – while also exemplifying the country’s time-honored cafe culture. Famous for its dazzling mosaics, ancient theater and Roman baths, Heraclea is the most vividly preserved city from the Ancient Macedonian empire surviving in the country. More...


World Heritage Sites in Macedonia

Ohrid Lake is the largest tectonic lake and the most popular holiday resort in Macedonia. There can be found several medieval monasteries and churches around the lake, the most famous is Sv. Naum Monastery near the Albanian border. Lying on the northeastern shore of the lake, the historic town of Ohrid is Macedonia’s most beautiful tourist attraction. More...

 
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