Religion in Macedonia

Located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, and being at the focal point of many geopolitical events, Macedonia has a rich cultural heritage. A small country, and therefore susceptible to foreign influence, Macedonia adopted many customs, cultural décor and religion. The article ahead will describe the religion in Macedonia, putting in context what you… Read more »

The Balkan Lynx in Macedonia

Considered to be a national symbol, and placed on the back of the 5 denar coin, the Macedonian wildcat, the Balkan lynx, is one of the rarest animals in the world. Around 100 specimens are believed to be scattered around the Balkans, most of which inhabit the National Park Mavrovo. Facing a real threat of… Read more »

Sharplaninec – The Macedonian Shepherd Dog

Ingenious to this region, the Macedonian shepherd dog is perhaps the most characteristic embodiment of the rough yet breathtaking Macedonian landscape. With thick fur, and independent disposition, it perfectly symbolizes the formidable mountain terrain. Known by many names, its origin can be tracked to the Sar Mountains, where this gorgeous animal has been a livestock… Read more »

Macedonian handicrafts

Macedonia is a country where tradition carries a lot of weight. The cultural expression, more or less, thrives by paying homage to traditional and ethnic elements. So it goes that Macedonian music, architecture, even food, stylistically tilt towards the past – being its mirror, teaching us volumes about Macedonian history and tradition. And if there… Read more »

Macedonian Beverages

Witnessing the delicious taste of Macedonian cuisine, one is right to assume that it is accompanied by even broader range of drinks. Drinks that can pass as appetizers, enrich a meal or, as Macedonians sometimes prefer, drink on an empty stomach. And while the alcoholic beverages tend to occupy the spotlight, the choices are hardly… Read more »

Macedonian Wines

Just as domestic cuisine can speak volumes about Macedonian culture, the tradition of wine production has even more to say. It would be impossible to even consider that you can enjoy the full scope of the Macedonian experience without having a taste of Macedonian wine. Exposing you to a sensory overload of another kind, Macedonian… Read more »

Macedonian Arbor Day – Story Of A Nation Going Green

Macedonians today, under weather conditions still unusually welcoming for this period of the year, are engaged in setting up the Tree Day campaign- a massive planting action that covers the face of a nation; a true Green Peace heaven, with a tradition that started back in 2008.

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Canyon Matka – A nature paradise near Skopje

Wander just a few miles out of the urban jungle, and you find yourself at the very gate to the Macedonian countryside. The first stop, surprisingly close to the city of Skopje, is the nature paradise known as Canyon Matka. An outdoor attraction covering 5000 hectares of breathtaking scenery, it is easily one of the… Read more »

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The Weather in Macedonia – A Complete Resource

Forecasting the weather in Macedonia takes more than simply observing a 14 day chart. To confidently plan your vacation, therefore, you need to understand the climate in Macedonia, the areal differences, and how it is affected by humidity, wind and other factors. To begin with, Macedonia has a pronounced continental climate with very cold winters… Read more »

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National Park Pelister – Climbing Baba Mountain

The mountainous geography of Macedonia is a magnificent sight to behold. Extremely colorful, given the small territory it covers, it offers a very diverse, yet forgiving landscape that is home to rich flora and fauna. This article will take you to Pelister and through Baba Mountain – cutting between scenic topography, dense forests, and picturesque… Read more »