Matka Canyon outside of Skopje, Macedonia, was just one of the surprisingly beautiful locales I encountered while traveling the Balkans.

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Vertical Matka canyon Macedonia - Charlie on Travel

Matka Canyon is the ideal day trip from Skopje for anyone who loves nature, cool rocks and hiking. Matka is just a 40 minute bus ride from Skopje.

Daniela Dukleska: {Places} Ohrid, Macedonia

Get ready to feast your eyes on some images of the pearl of Macedonia, the beautiful city of Ohrid. This was the final destination of my Eu.

Skopje, Macedonia

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Children are riding the Carousel located at "Macedonia Square" in Skopje - Macedonia, while their parents are waiting beside them. You can also notice the building of the National Archaeological Museum of Macedonia in the background.



With visitors to Macedonia making a beeline for Lake Ohrid and the capital Skopje, Bitola is still waiting for its moment in the spotlight. But this charming city rewards curious travellers with some heavyweight historic sights and effortless cafe culture. Add to that a renowned international film festival, burgeoning local wine production and excellent hiking nearby, and Bitola makes a worthy stop on any Macedonia itinerary.

Four reasons to visit Bitola, Macedonia’s ‘city of consuls’

Philip II of Macedon statue at Magnolia Square in Bitola © Witold Skrypczak / Getty Images

Macedonia Square - Skopje, Macedonia

Just a 2 min. away walking distance from Elsa Hotel

Exploring Macedonia - Monastery Rajcica, Debar

Exploring Macedonia - Monastery Rajcica, Debar