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. Lake Matka is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Skopje Edition.
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  • One of the must see places of Macedonia, I think. You can feel the nature of the country. And its easy to get here from Skopje.  more »
  • I got on to number 60 in Bulevar Partizanski Odredi. Be aware you cannot buy the ticket to the bus driver so you must buy the travel card. I got mine just next to this bus stop (green weird "cubicle")...  more »
  • Great escape for half a day - or a full day, check on TA forum about the possibility of full hikes from here to Millenium Cross - during your visit to Skopje. The area is very quiet and nice, the cave...  more »
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