Macedonia is a mountainous land in the heart of the Balkans, sprinkled with beautiful valleys and lakes. It has a rich Hellenic heritage.
The capital, Skopje, has many delights, including Kale Fortress, dating from the 10th century with its views over the capital, and the sixth-century Stone Bridge. Shop in the Old Bazaar (the largest in the Balkans), or revel in one of the many lively bars. Macedonia’s many churches and mosques, contain fine examples of art and architecture from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
Macedonia is blessed with outstanding natural beauty. Do not miss a trip to one of the large lakes, Pelister Mountains, Shar Planina in the West, and the fascinating rolling hills and mountains of the East with its rice fields. Ohrid, one of the oldest towns in Europe (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), nestles serenely on the shores of the lake of the same name and is the perfect place for a quiet retreat.