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Macedonian Currency – The Macedonian Denar (MKD)

Using a foreign currency is puzzling enough for many people, that it can legitimately degrade your traveling experience. For this purpose, we take a look at the official Macedonian currency, which is the Macedonian denar, and cover the history, conversion rates to USD, EUR, CHF, and provide some context for the value of each coin… 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 »

St Naum Monastery Ohrid

The Magnificent Monastery of Saint Naum

The Monastery of St. Naum is a magnificently massive complex, located 29 kilometers south of Ohrid, on a plateau close to the Albanian border. It is, without any doubt, one of the most attractive Macedonian tourist destinations. With a wonderful surrounding area, the St. Naum Monastery is a popular day trip where you can enjoy… Read more »

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Stobi – an archeological site worth visiting

Stobi is an archeological site in the middle of Macedonia. Surprisingly underrated, this ancient city was an economic and strategically valuable hub, and once the capital of a Roman province named Macedonia Salutaris. Nowadays, partially preserved buildings fill this massive excavation site, packed densely enough to spark your imagination.  From tall columns and spectacular mosaics,… Read more »

Heraclea Bitola

Heraclea Lyncestis near Bitola, Macedonia

Heraclea Lyncestis is an ancient town founded by Philip II of Macedon, during the middle of the 4th century BC. It is currently one of the most visited attractions in Macedonia, narrating the history of the Hellenistic, Roman and early Christian era. Displaying some truly remarkable remains, this archeological site is on par with Stobi,… Read more »

Traditional Macedonian gifts

What to buy in Macedonia – shopping guide for authentic items

Every year, shopping in Macedonia is a pleasant experience for many tourists that are visiting this marvelous small country from all around the world. There are varieties of products with low mark-ups that you can buy from traditional souvenir shops, or products of world famous brands sold in shopping malls that sell quality goods at… Read more »

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Skiing in Mavrovo – winter in Macedonia

If you are looking for an affordable skiing destination, where mountain slopes of different size blend with magnificent scenery, Mavrovo might be the perfect place. Macedonia can offer adventure opportunities aplenty during the summer season, but with the arrival of winter, skiing in Mavrovo is the chief attraction.  In what is less than two hours… Read more »

Skopje City Park Autumn

Skopje City Park – The Lungs of the Capital

While green areas within the capital are vanishing one at a time, the Skopje City Park remains untouched. This is the largest nature hub, as well as the most beautiful park in the ever growing urban landscape of Skopje, Macedonia. The City Park, also referred by locals as Gradski Park, was built by the Ottoman Turks at… Read more »

Best Gym In Skopje

The Best Gyms in Skopje for Every Fitness Addict

Regardless of whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s easy for your gym routine to suffer. Even though your home gym has “locations around the world”, most often than not, you’ll be out of luck. This is definitely true if you are the type of guy with a worn passport, who likes to travel… Read more »

Macedonian Universities

Best Macedonian Universities

Looking back in history, we can see that Macedonia was the home of important figures in the educational field. For example, the oldest Slavic alphabet was created by two Macedonian brothers – missionaries Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. This script was the foundation of the Cyrillic alphabet, which is used today in all Slavic countries… Read more »