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Lake Matka, Skopje

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • About 16km from Skopje, with a taxi for about 10 EUR one way. There are many path walks and a small but beautiful cave which can be reached by lake water boat transport for about 20 EUR if private or ...  read more »
  • The Matka canyon is a must see in Skopje, even if travelers are in Skopje for just a couple of days. The Matka canyon is only 15 km away from the city center. The nature is breathtaking and extremely ...  read more »
  • You can hike around the mountains or simply walk along the side of the lake, although the trails indicated on the boards do not seem to tally always with the actual routes. The great pity is that ther...  read more »
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