Given its relatively small size, the people of Macedonia are larger than life. Perhaps the two most famous people who were born here are Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa.
Sculpted by mountainous terrain and the waters of Lake Ohrid, nature and culture go hand in hand in Macedonia. While Phillip II (Alexander’s father) founded Heraclea Lyncestis, one of Macedonia’s finest archaeological sites, what you see today is actually the result of the later Roman invasion, including the baths, amphitheater, basilica, and episcopal palace. Galičica National Park runs along the shores of Lake Ohrid, thickly wooded and serene. Both Skopje and Ohrid have lively old quarters that come to life in the summer time. Music festivals and nightlife are a big part of Macedonian summer culture. In the winter, the Mavrovo National Park’s slopes are full of skiers. Explore the hidden depths of Macedonia with Exeter International.
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