Bitola

A place where Ottoman and European culture met, creating the biggest number of consulates brought together in one place on the Balkans. Now, an urban and modern city offering numerous monuments of history, nurturing tradition, and allowing you to discover Macedonia in a very steady rhythm, Bitola is your next stop along the way.

Macedonian flag on a pole

The Macedonian Flag – Everything you need to know

The Republic of Macedonia is home to over 2 million people united under one official flag. Proposed by Miroslav Grcev in the early 90’s, and adopted on the fifth of October, the modern Macedonian flag has been used ever since. The goal of this article is to familiarise you with the symbolism of the Macedonian… Read more »

The Roman Aqueduct near Skopje

If you are looking for a piece of history, that’s been greatly preserved and conveniently located near the capital, an impressive brick and stone structure awaits. An archeological site 2km from central Skopje, the village of Vizbegovo is home to one of the last remaining aqueducts on the Balkan Peninsula. Offering great photo opportunities and… Read more »

struga poetry evenings

Struga Poetry Evenings

Starting around the end of August, Struga Poetry Evenings is crowning the Macedonian cultural scene for the summer. Established back in 1961 it is perhaps the oldest international poetry festival. The humble beginnings, it seems, were never a hurdle to international acclaim. Over the years, the festival grew to one of the most important poetic… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Most popular tourist attractions of the Ex-Yugoslav region

Once a mighty federation spanning from Slovenian Alps to Macedonian olive plantations, the Ex-Yugoslav region still remains a popular tourist destination. The offer, both rich and diverse, makes this territory one of the most attractive corners on the entire European continent. Following this guide, you’ll discover places of mesmerizing beauty. Dotting the map, there is… 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.

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 »