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The Republic is part of the larger geographic region of Macedonia which includes also Pirin Macedonia in Bulgаria and Aegean Macedonia in Grееce. The territory of the republic is sometimes called Vardar Macedonia after the Vardar River, which flows through the country southeast into Grееce.

Macedonian Cities : Bitola, Gostivar, Kočani, Kumanovo, Ohrid, Prilep, Radoviš, Skopje, Štip, Strumica, Tetovo, Veles, and more ...


Capital City Macedonia: Skopje


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Hotels in Macedonia

  Booking  -  Hotels in Macedonia   -   Hotels in Skopje, Ohrid, Tetovo

  Stone Bridge Hotel *****, Kej Dimitar Vlahov 1, 1000 Skopje
Hotel Stone Bridge is superiorly authentic, located in the heart of the city, where the past meets the present and the tradition touches the contemporary living. With its sophisticated architectural and designer appearance, aristocrat gracefulness and luxury Stone Bridge Hotel has achieved the right to be named "The Pride of Skopje". The Stone Bridge Hotel is on the bank of the river Vardar, where the west and east civilization meet, near by the fortress Kale, close to the biggest business and shopping centers, banks, economic and cultural institutions, museums and historical monuments, with excellent connection to the airport.

 

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National Parks Macedonia

  Galicica National Park
The National Park Galicica is located in the south-western part of Republic of Macedonia, on the junction of three borders: of Macedonia, Albania and Greece.
Tourism : The summer tourism zone, on the side of Ohrid, starts from the site Bej Bunar and covers the area between the coast of Lake Ohrid and the area along the newly projected road Ohrid  -  Sveti Naum. On the side of Lake Prespa, the zone starts from the settlement Sir Han, between the coast and the edge of the woods, to the border with Republic of Albania. Only the rocks and cliffs that under the regime of strict protection have been taken out of this zone. The winter tourism zone is on the ridge of Galicica.
  Mavrovo National Park
A place of many natural beauties, magnificent vistas, a crystal clear lake and high mountain hills [ from where you can see panoramas of Bistra and its nearby village suburbs ]. Mavrovo attracts tourists during all seasons. The peaks on the northern part of the Bistra mountain: Rusino Brdo, Sultanica and Sandaktas, have good conditions for winter sport activities. See Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.
  Pelister National Park
The National Park Pelister is situated in the south-east part of the Republic of Macedonia, covering an area of 12 500 ha. In 1948 it was proclaimed as first protected natural good in the Republic of Macedonia. It is characterised with a number of peaks and hills higher than 2000 meters, divided among themselves by deep dales. The highest mountain peak is Pelister (2601 m). See Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.

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A crossroads where ancient Eastern and Western civilisations meet.

Travel Guides Macedonia / Related books

Travel Guides Macedonia 

Macedonia (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841622974 Macedonia (Bradt Travel Guide)
Thammy Evans (Author)
Even in the 21st century, Macedonia is a story untold. Remote, land-locked and little visited, it's a place practically untouched by tourist trappings, signposts and explanations. Yet this country, once the southernmost part of Yugoslavia, has a simple natural beauty that its European neighbours find hard to match. The Bradt guide is the only English-language guidebook to Macedonia. This third edition includes new material on battlefields and historical figures, as well as updated information on outdoor pursuits, folk festivals, wine, archaeology – and, of course, Macedonia's fast-improving hotels, restaurants and bars. Thammy Evans lived and worked in Macedonia for five years as a political advisor to NATO HQ Skopje, and continues to give independent advice and analysis on Macedonia to the British Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence. She served in Bosnia with the British Army in 1996 and 1997, and has a second home in Croatia.
Paperback: 336 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 3 edition (23 Nov 2009); ISBN-10: 1841622974; ISBN-13: 978-1841622972.

Republic of Macedonia
Map: 1 pages; Publisher: GiziMap; 2 edition (27 Jun 2006); Language Hungarian; ISBN-10: 9630296675; ISBN-13: 978-9630296670. 

Transport / How do I travel to Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked region located on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe, bordered by Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia.

  Airports in Macedonia : Skopje Airport [ Petrovec - about 20 km  east of Skopje ], and Ohrid Airport

 
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  Macedonian Railways   -   ДОБРЕДОЈДОВТЕ
Transportation by rail is over one hundred years old. In 1873 the first tracks were laid from Salonika via Skopje to Mitrovica and since then rail traffic has constantly been expanding.

Skopje has two bus networks, both serving the City and the surrounding villages.

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Travel by bus or coach to Macedonia.


Links 

  Macedonia Tourism   -   see Exploring Macedonia

  Government Republic Macedonia 

  Skopje   -   City of Skopje   -   Capital City Macedonia 
  Skopje Online
Accommodation, Culture, Eating and Drinking, Entertainment, Shopping,  Sport

  Lake Ohrid  -  blue Macedonian pearl
One of the oldest and best-preserved lakes in the world. Near the crystal-clear lake water and the unpolluted environment, a breath of untouched nature is felt. The whispers of the waves of this 4 million-year-old lake tell about its rich and unique flora and fauna which make it a rare world natural museum. It is famous for its fish, those that grace the table, like trout cooked in a local way, or another tradition of the town - bleak, the small fish from whose scales the world-known Ohrid pearls are made.
  Lakes in Macedonia
The most significant tourist centers in Macedonia are along the lakes.

  Berovo
  Bitola   -   Government City of Bitola   -   southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia
Bitola is the main economic and industrial center of southwestern Republic of Macedonia. Many of the largest companies in the Republic are based here.
It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba and Nidže mountains, 14 km north of the Medžitlija-Niki border crossing with Greece. It is an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe. It is known from the Ottoman period as 'the city of the consuls', as many European countries had consulates in Bitola.
  Debar
  Delčevo
  Demir Kapija
  Demir Hisar
  Dojran
  Gostivar   -  City of Gostivari   -   located on the foothills of Šar Planina mountain
Gostivar is one of the largest settlements in the Polog valley. Some 26 km from Gostivar you will find one of the best Ski Resorts in Macedonia : Zare Lazarevski in the Mavrovo National Park.
Near to Gostivar is the village of Vrutok, where the Vardar river begins
  Gevgelija
  Kavadarci
  Kičevo
  Kočani    -   see Kocani Municipality   -   in the Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia
Kocani spreads across the Northern side of the Kočani valley, along the banks of the Kočani river. See also Discover Kocani [ Tourist Board Kocani ]
  Kratovo
  Kruševo
  Kriva Palanka
  Kumanovo
  Makedonski Brod
  Negotino
  Ohrid   -   City Government Ohrid
  Ohrid   -   southernmost part of Macedonia  -  where even angels come for a holiday
The town of Ohrid was first recorded in the 2nd century AD, under the name of Lychnidos. Its Slavonic name, Ahrida, appeared six centuries later. No part of this town is without history. Above ground as well as in the levels below, archaeologists keep discovering relics from the past.
  Prilep   -   Municipality of Prilep
Prilep is located in the centre of the south part of Republic of Macedonia. It is situated in Field of Prilep that is in the north part of the largest ravine in Macedonia, Pelagonija. The town is at an altitude of 620 – 650 metres.
The vital ancient roads "Via Ignazia" and "Via Militaris" were the most natural connection with the whole Balkans, crossing Prilep. The shortest road that connects Venice and Dubrovnik businessmen with the ones in Thessaloniki was crossing through Prilep, too. Through the centuries many cultures have lived in this area, like Hellenics, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and many others.
Prilep is known as 'the city under Marko's Towers' because of its proximity to the towers of the legendary hero King Marko.
  Probištip
  Radoviš   -   see Radovis Municipality  -  southeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia
Located at the foot of mountain Plačkovica and the northern part of the Strumica valley. 36 other villages are  part of the municipality of Radoviš.
  Resen
  Skopje   -   City of Sopje
  St. Naum   -   Ohrid
Located in the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula, enriched by the exceptional beauty of the few natural and artificial lakes, high mountains and 38 thermal mineral springs concentrated in 8 health resorts.
  Štip  -  see Municipality of Stip  -  largest town in the eastern part of the Macedonia
Ancient capital of the Paeonian tribe and nowadays the center of the country's textile and fashion industry.
  Struga
  Strumica   -   see Strumica Municipality   -   in the south-east of Macedonia
The City of Strumica is located close to the Novo Selo-Petrich border crossing with Bulgaria and the main agricultural center in the Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore many textile factories and a developed trade network.
  Sveti Nikole
  Tetovo   -   City of Tetovo   -   in the north-west Macedonia
The city is built on the foothills of the Shar mountain and divided by the Pena river.
  Valandovo
  Veles   -   see Municipality of Veles   -   in the center of Macedonia on the Vardar river
Veles is a city of poetry, culture, history and tradition. See e.g. the International Poetry Manifestation: Racin Meetings [ From 1964, Veles is the host of the poets that meet in the natal city of Koco Ratcin, the founder of contemporary poetry of Macedonia and they celebrate the essence of the poetic word ].
  Vinica

  Macedonian Cities

  Bistra mountains   -   wintersport
  Cave Churches Lake of Ohrid
Cave churches appeared in 9th century or earlier. The paintings date mainly from 13th and 14th century, and they are closely connected with the Christian learning - isihasm. That was the attribute of the overall life in Macedonia a long time ago. Here, in all the different caves, many hermits lived and practiced mysticism, miracles and prophecy. Especially in the vicinity of Lake Ohrid cave churches sprouted. That was where the isihastits lived and worked.
  Kokino Rock Outcrop   -   archeological site from The Bronze Age
The locality has all the characteristics of a holy place, but also of an older observatory for observation of celestial bodies. From this observatory people possibly followed the movement of the star cluster Pleiades already in 1800 B.C. See for more The Megalithic Portal.
  Mali Sharr   -   most dominant mountains with its massifs
The area is wild and tame. Covered with snow from November to April. The highest of all peaks is Titov Vrv [ 2,747 m ]. Other high peaks are Ljuboten [ 2,498 m ] and Bistrica [ 2,640 m ].
  Mount Korab   -   wintersport
  Shar mountains / Šar Planina   -  one of the most important Alpine mountain ranges in Macedonia
Located on the southern border of Serbia [ Kosovo ] and the northwest part of the Republic of Macedonia. There are several high mountain peaks: Titov Vrv [ with 2747 m the highest peak ], Turcin (2702 m), Borislavec (2662 m), Rudoka (2610 m), Ljuboten (2498 m), and Piribeg.

  National Bank of Macedonia 
  News from Macedonia   -   Macedonian Information Center
  News from Macedonia   -   Dnevnik 
  Radio from Macedonia   -   Antenna5 
  Skopje Fair
Skopje Fair is situated on a surface of 25,000 square meters out of which 16,000m2 are covered space in six exhibition halls, functionally and architecturally formed and connected in original entity. The open exhibition space is equipped to meet the requirements of modern exhibiting.
Skopje Fair is also an information, business and marketing center disposing of rooms for press and conferences, seminars, symposiums, presentations...
  TV
  University of Macedonia   -   See University [ SEEU - South East European University ]
  Winter sports
The mountain spots have infrastructure for winter sport activities.

Cuisine  -  Macedonian Foods / Recipes

  Food & Drink  -  Typical Macedonian dishes
Macedonian cuisine is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables given its temperate climate.  Many of them are home -grown, harvested in abundance during the warmer months and stored for consumption in the winter.  Listed on this website of the City of Veles are some of the most popular Macedonian dishes and their ingredients.

... Throughout Macedonia, people make their own wine аs well as rakia, a very strong alcoholic beverage that is more than 50 proof.  Wine and rakia are made of grapes but with different fermentation processes.  One version of rakia contains walnuts, altering its aroma and taste, which resembles that of liquor...

  Macedonian Cuisine   -   Main Macedonian meals, sides and deserts  -  recipes

History of Macedonia

Independence: 17 September 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

Cultural and historical heritage [ numerous churches,  monasteries and mosques,  rich archeological finds, preserved cities from Greek and Roman period, as well as the first Christian icons ].

  Makedonika  -  Online Journal on Macedonian History and Culture
  Paeonians- 
In the time of king Philip II of Macedon, Paionia covered most of what is now the Republic of Macedonia, and was located immediately north of ancient Macedon [ roughly corresponding to the modern Greek region of Macedonia [ and south of Dardania [ roughly corresponding to modern-day Kosovo ]. See for more Wikipedia
  Skopje Online   -   History and Culture
Monuments, Museums, Traditional, Exhibitions,  and more
  Macedonia through the Centuries
Ancient Macedonia,  Medieval Macedonia,  Macedonia During the Turkish Rule,  The Cultural and the National Liberation Movement of the Macedonian People,  Macedonia during / between the Two World Wars, Macedonia After the World War II, The Macedonian Ortodox Church and the Macedonian Emigration and more

Music, Art & Culture, Events

  Macedonian Direct   -   folk music, folk costumes, handicrafts and more
Traditional Macedonian instruments: tambura,  gajda,  kaval,  zurla,  tapan,  dajre,  tarabuka.  Listen to RealAudio samples of the engaging sounds of the Macedonian kaval, gajda, tambura, zurla.  See the instrument gallery,  the folk costumes

  Macedonian language   -   What to say in Macedonian / Greetings

  Blesok   -   literature & other arts [ English, Macedonian ]
  CEEOL
C.E.E.O.L. is an online archive which provides access to full text PDF articles from 290 humanities and social science journals and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics.
  Macedonian Cinema
  National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski"
The rich library tradition on the soil of the Republic of Macedonia whose roots stretch back to the deeds of the pan-Slavonic educators St. Cyril (826-869) and St. Methodius (820-885) is the same foundation on which the Library began to build up and develop its activity. Its patron saint, Clement of Ohrid (830-916), established the first monastic library in Ohrid in the Monastery of St. Panteleimon, and he is thus the founder of librarianship in these parts.
The initial fund of books in the National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" at its foundation in 1944 amounted to some 150,000 library items. The majority of these were inherited from the Central Library of the pre-war Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, founded in 1920 in Skopje.

  Culture in Macedonia
Music, Theater, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film, Publishing, Literature, Popular Culture, Events, Projects, Festivals, Cultural monuments, Ethnology, Links to other sites on Macedonia
  Culture Macedonia
This web-site invites you to a virtual tour through the Republic of Macedonia and its cultural monuments

  Ohrid Summer Festival
The Ohrid Summer Festival and the Balkan Folklore Festival bring magic to the summer evenings beside the lake of Ohrid
  Struga Poetry Evenings
The Struga Poetry Evenings started in 1962 with a series of readings by a number of Macedonian poets in honour of the two brothers, Konstantin and Dimitar Miladinov, great intellectuals, teachers, and writers, born in Struga in the early 19th century. Konstantin Miladinov is considered to be the founder of modern Macedonian poetry and each year the festival officially opens with his memorable poem "Longing for the South" ("T'ga za jug") written during his student days in Moscow.
  Strumica Carnival 
The Strumica Carnival is a centuries-old tradition of the town under the Tsar's Towers and is directly connected to the religious festival Trimeri [ held each year within the "Trimeri" days, that is at the beginning of the Lenten Fast ].


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