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Lake Matka, Skopje

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Explore a canyon filled with monasteries, medieval ruins, and natural caves at Lake Matka, Macedonia's first artificial lake. Stop by the lake and make your way around the rocky terrain surrounding it, one of the country's most popular areas for hiking. Peek into a few of the numerous of caves dotting the canyon, the deepest of which stretches back 176 m (577 ft) into the rock. Alternatively, hop aboard a kayak or raft and see the locale by water. Don't miss paying a visit to the series of medieval churches along the way, including several right along the water dating as far back as the 14th century. Put Lake Matka and other Skopje attractions into our Skopje trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • taking one hour of relaxing boat tour is a an easy way to enjoy the canyon, in the middle there is a stop with a short walking tour into stalagmites cave ( which requires some climbing up & down .  more »
  • I loved this place.. i was few years before, and I think is one of the best place to visit in Balkan. Ich muss nochmal gehen nach Macedonia und Madka Lake besuchen  more »
  • unique habitat found here, nature in its purest form, total silence but much trash left after the tourists ( this obviously is not the minus that goes to the place, rather for people ... )  more »