Meandering through Macedonia
Collected by Tricia A. Mitchell
Zheleznichka 114, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)
Ohrid (Macedonian: Охрид) is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia. It has about 56,000 inhabitants, making it the seventh largest city in the country. The city is the seat of Ohrid Municipality. Ohrid is notable...
Berovo, North Macedonia
Home-made pie from Berovo, region in Macedonia's north west. It can be appetizer or main dish, if it's appetizer, then you combine it with rakija (grape spirit of Macedonia) and spicy sour peppers. If it's a main dish, then it's best combined with...
Bitola 7000, Macedonia (FYROM)
Heraclea Lyncestis was an ancient Macedonian city situated 2 km south of the present-day town of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.It was founded by Philip II of Macedon in the middle of the 4th century BC, after he had conquered the surrounding...
Skopje 1000, Macedonia (FYROM)
Old Bazar is located in the center of Skopje on the left side of the river Vardar. The Old Bazaar is the largest bazaar in the Balkans (outside Istanbul). It’s from the 12th century, and under the Ottomans Empire it reached its peak. Today is...
Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)
The lakeside town of Ohrid is notable for having a lot of UNESCO churches. Long ago, it had 365 churches — one for each day in the year. The Church of St. John at Kaneo is surely one of the most beautiful. Just after sunrise, it's completely quiet...
Galichnik, Macedonia (FYROM)
On one day every July, St. Peter’s Day, locals and tourists alike are invited to attend the traditional Macedonian wedding celebrations at Galicnik, a legendary old village in the western mountains near Mavrovo. The three-day feast, which includes...
Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
Shopska salad is a popular dish in Macedonia. What characterizes it is the fresh, simple flavors of its ingredients. The shopska salad is made of tomatoes, onion, white cow cheese, green peppers, cucumber and parsley. In every Balkan country they...
Ajducko, Tetovo 1220, North Macedonia
Tavče gravče (Macedonian: Тавче гравче), "beans in a skillet") is a traditional Macedonian dish. It is prepared with fresh beans and it can be found in almost all restaurants in Macedonia and all over the Macedonian diaspora. It is served in...
The "Sharski Vodi" trail is part of a cycling marathon organized annually by few cycling clubs and associations from Macedonia. This pictoresque trails starts from the Popova Shapka ski resort, and the finish line is at the area of Vrutok. The...
Clement's University 87A, Ohrid 6000, Macedonia (FYROM)
Samuil's Fortress is a fortress in the old town of Ohrid, built by Samuil, the most successful ruler of Macedonia (and most of the Balkans) in the middle ages. Today, this historical monument is a major tourist attraction and was renovated in...
Koleshino Falls is located above the village of Kolešino in the Municipality of Novo Selo in the southeastern region of the Republic of Macedonia. Flowing from the Baba River, the waterfall is found on Mount Belasica. It gently falls over the...
Kratovo, North Macedonia
Kratovo is one of many under-represented travel spots of Macedonia. The city's been important economical center of the area since the Roman times, important for the mines in it's vicinity. When you visit Kratovo, you should visit the town museum,...
Nikola Kljusev 3, Skopje 1000, Macedonia (FYROM)
A Macedonian legacy of winemaking goes back to the 13th Century BC, and today the southeast European nation’s industry is witnessing a rebirth. While in the country’s capital, Skopje, we attended a wine tasting and lecture at a sleek club, along...
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