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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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  • Although extreme cold we.. The cave is also compelling. Boat trip is a bit pricey to me. ..
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  • Very nice green area,clean air ,quite ,if you want you may rent boat to go on the river till the cave ,or you may rent canoe.ın summer especially best place to freshen up.If you like to walk ythere is...  more »
  • The lake Matka is the end of the Canyon Matka where river Treska flows. It's an artificial lake which ends up with the dам and hydro-central. You'll need 20 min car ride from city center in direction ...  more »