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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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  • Rent boats-boats, landscapes will surely take a tour on the river. In one of the restaurants in the surrounding area over the food:)
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  • Even in winter, beautiful views, wonderful. Access from the Vero Center, bus number 60. Please note! At bus stops has no schedules! Even in the winter is incredible view! To go there, you must take the public bus No. 60. Bus station is opposite of Veto. Attention! In the bus station is no timetable!
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  • It was my first visit in a canyon. It was very interesting the view was amazing . while having the trip the owner of the boat told about so many things about the canyon. He had so many interesting sto...  more »