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Macedonia

Welcome to Macedonia

Part Balkan, part Mediterranean and rich in Greek, Roman and Ottoman history, Macedonia has a fascinating past and complex national psyche.

The turbulent historical events on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia in the pre-historic, ancient and Roman period, as well as in the medieval period and the new century have left indelible traces both in terms of the spiritual and the material culture of the Macedonias.  This primarily refers to numberless cultural-historical monuments, ethnographic values, urban settlements, museums, galleries, memorial collections, gastronomic events etc.
skopje day tour, alexander the great
2 hour walking Tour in Skopje
€22
Walk through Skopje streets and let your guide to walk…
Albania – Kosovo – Macedonia
€1370
Albania boast of its wonderful nature, local hospitality, and Unesco…
Berat Albania and Western Balkans
BERAT DAY TOUR FROM TIRANA
€40
Visiting Berat city is a unique experience of your lifetime.…
buthrotum Saranda Albania
Butrinti Day Trip from Corfu
€99
This trip will take you to one of the most…
Dubrovnik – 2 Hour Walking Tour
€20
Learn from your local guide about Old Part of Dubrovnik…
Dubrovnik Cable Car and Walking Tour, by sondor travel
Dubrovnik Cable Car and Walking Tour
€33.3
Take in the old town of Dubrovnik by cable car.…
Food Tour in Tirana
€149
Take a walk through the New Bazaar in Tirana, the…
Gjirokastra and Saranda in a day tour from Corfu
€235
Defined by its castle, limestone and clay paved narrow streets,…
Gjirokaster Day Tour
Gjirokastra, Full Day Tour
€80
Defined by its castle, roads paved with chunky limestone and…
Highlights of Tirana on a 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour
€67
See the main sights of Tirana on a tour that…
Teth 4x4, by Sondor Travel
Jeep Tour in Theth
€50
Full day Jeep Safari Theth is one of the best…
Multi-Activity Holiday in Albania and Kosovo
€1155
We will drive to the Albanian Alps and cycle toward…
Ohrid day tour from Tirana
Ohrid Day Tour from Tirana
€65
Day Tour in Ohrid from Tirana. Travel comfortably in an…
Prizren Day Tour from Tirana
€241
Visit the historic and touristic landmarks of Prizren, learn about…
Prizren Day Tour with a Local Guide
€121
Visit the historic and touristic landmarks of Prizren, learn about…
Thethi Day Tour with Private Guide
€17
A full day tour of Theth Village including sites such…
Tour of Dubrovnik and Walls, by sondor travel
Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and its Walls
€38.3
Learn from a local guide about architecture and history of…
Tour of Dubrovnik with a visit to Franciscan Monastery
€33.3
Learn from a local guide about architecture and history of…
Western Balkans Highlights
€1840
In this Western Balkans Highlights Tour you will explore the…

It is also worth mentioning the large number of towers and bridges (such as the Stone bridge in Skopje, the medieval towers and bridges in Kratovo), the numerous monasteries which are  exceptionally beautiful are the monasteries of St. John Bigorski in the valley of river Radika, St. Naum on the shore of Ohrid Lake, the monasteries in Skopje and others.

The cultural-historical monuments are supplemented by around 2,000 churches and monasteries. The ethnographic tourist values in the republic of Macedonia are abundant in significant material, spiritual and cultural values. The direct tourist presentation of the Republic of Macedonia are abundant in significant material, spiritual and cultural values

Good to Know

Country
Western Balkans
Visa Requirements
Visa in not needed for EU. Everyone else needs a visa.
Languages spoken
Macedonian & Albanian
Currency used
Macedonian Denar
Area (km2)
25,713 km²

Highlights

Architecture
Macedonia has always been an attractive location for settlers. There are traces of the earliest human communities. Some of the earliest buildings of architecture can be found on the localities Tumba, Mogila and Chuka.
Byzantine architecture,
The arrival of St.Clement of Ohrid to Macedonia marks the beginning of a new period of art in this region. The history of art in these areas represents history of ecclesiatical art. The influence of the Byzantine art is tremendous, although the works of art from the time of St. Clement and Czar Samuel are exceptional. The construction of the church “Hagia Sophia” in Constantinople had significant influence on the establishment of criteria regarding the construction of places of worship in the areas where the orthodox Church prevailed.
Islamic Architecture
In the period. when Macedonia fell under the Ottoman Empire and Ottoman reign, the architecture in Macedonia was under huge influence imposed by the islamic architecture. This is witnessed by numerous buildings which are remains of that period, such as Turkish baths, mosques, hamams, bezistens, bazaars, etc.
Traditional architecture
The most magnificent works of urban architecture in the Republic of Macedonia are the ones constructed at the end of the 18th and 19th century. At that period the towns and cities in the Republic of Macedonia obtained architectonic appearance which they preserved in the 20th century as well.
Modern Architecture
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Macedonian architecture underwent diverse architectonic influences. In the course of the 1940’s and especially following the Second World War, Macedonia pursued the contemporary architecture trends.
Icon Painters
All the icon painters who worked in Macedonia in the second half of the nineteenth century were of Macedonian origin. The most prominent of them was the icon painter Dicho ( Dimitar Krstev ) from the village in the area of Debar.
National dress
The national dresses in Macedonia have a century-long tradition. They are a constituent part of the culture of the Macedonian people. Created as a collective gain of the entire Macedonian nation, they have been conveyed from generation to generation and along the developmental process they have incorporated numerous elements of the diverse cultural influences which crisscrossed in this part of the Balkans.

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