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Book Flights to Republic of Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked country situated in the central Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, Albania to the west, and Kosovo to the northwest. Formerly a part of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), Macedonia declared its independence in 1991. The capital and largest city is Skopje, functioning as the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic centre. Macedonia boasts of over 50 lakes and several mountains that peak over 6,562 ft (2,000 m). The Republic of Macedonia is often called simply Macedonia, but not to be confused with the Greek province and the city in Ohia, United States with the same name. 

 

What to see & do

Stone Town of Kuklia – On the right bank of the Kriva River valley, near the village of Kuklica, is a stone town that consists of over 120 naturally formed stone pillars. According to the most famous legend surrounding the pillars, a man could not decide between the two women he wanted to marry, so he decided to marry both at different times on the same day. During the first wedding, the other woman was curious to know who else was getting married on the same day as she, and saw her fiancée being wed to another woman. Furious, she cursed everyone at the wedding and turned them to stone. Another legend says that the area was once a forest that burned down due to battles. The area became a wasteland, with temperatures so low that when the army tried to pass through, the soldiers turned to rocks.  

 

Museum of the Macedonian Struggle – The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence - Museum of VMRO - Museum of the Victims of the Communist Regime in Skopje features 13 exhibits dedicated to the resistance movement against the Ottoman rule. The museum was opened to the public in 8 September 2011, on the 20th anniversary of the declaration

of independence. Included in the displays is the original copy of the 1991 Declaration of Independence.

 

Skopje Zoo – Skopje Zoo in Gradski Park is home to approximately 500 animals of around 100 species. The zoo originally only covered an area of 4 hectares but has steadily grown to 12 hectares. With the city’s allocated 42 million in funds to improve the zoo in 2008 and by working together with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria,  Skopje Zoo managed to have majority of the old exhibits renovated and have an additional 18 new enclosures built. Resident animals include hippopotamuses, camels, donkeys, zebras, and snow owls. 

 

How to get around within Macedonia

Taxi service is a popular choice for tourists to get around Macedonia. The cities are comparatively much smaller than other more developed countries, and travel time usually only takes about 10-15 minutes. A fairly inexpensive flat rate is implemented, although during the peak tourist seasons, the prices tend to skyrocket. There is also a national train service available, but these tend to be slow.  

 

How to get there

There are two major international airports serving Macedonia, the Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje and the smaller St. Paul the Apostle Airport in Ohrid. Majority of the flights to Macedonia come from various European cities such as Belgrade, Rome, Vienna, Zürich, Zagreb, Istanbul, Barcelona, and London. Airlines with direct flights to Macedonia are Adria Airways, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Belair, Croatia Airlines, Edelweiss Air, flydubai, Helvetic Airways, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Wizz Air. 

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