Find medieval charm and dynamic creativity
In-the-know travelers are flocking to North Macedonia for its ancient cities, holy palaces and stunning natural beauty. Add to this an enticing cultural blend of Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritage and it’s easy to see why this Balkan country isso enticing. Explore Lake Ohrid, one of the oldest and deepest lakes in the Europe, and medieval cave churches to its north, which date from the 13th to 15th centuries. Choose your own adventure in Mavrovo, Galičica or Pelister national parks – where the outdoor recreation is overshadowed only by the culinary tradtions you’ll savor. Don’t miss the capital of Skopje for its incredible array of architectural styles and historic sites throughout Old Town and the buzzy modern areas. For those wanting to get off the beaten track in Europe, where much remains untouched by tourism, but the locals are as friendly and welcoming as ever, come to North Macedonia.
Cities to Explore
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When to Visit
The best time to travel to North Macedonia is April-June and September-October. High summer can be extremely hot.
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