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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  • The place is really good to visit for a walk , and admire the beautiful scenery.You can get a boat ride along the beautiful nature .The canyon is really stunning !!! Only looks like no one is cleaning...  more »
  • So we didn't expect a peaceful environment. Very clean despite all we've witnessed the spectacular along the way. We're just enough to us that even walked into the Café.
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  • I m going there always when i have free time or holiday, and i live this place it's amazing views from the front inside.  more »
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  • Extraordinary Lake and landscape.
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  • Gorgeous nature. clean vozduh i posetiteli they
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