This little but pleasant country located in the center of Balkan peninsula has been the center of attraction over the centuries due to its convenient geographical location. The Republic of Macedonia which declared its independence in 1991 had been within the boundaries of many other states and empires. During the Ottoman Empire, Macedonia had been under the Ottoman dominance more than 500 years. Today we can still see the traces of the Turkish nation.
Macedonia is a mountainous area but together with the rivers and lakes this country represents a natural wonder. The three biggest natural lakes Ohrid, Prespa and Dojran are worth to be seen.
Macedonia is a country with a multi-ethnic structure of population where different nations live together. During your travel in Macedonia you can hear people speaking Macedonian, Turkish and Albanian at the same time. If you think what would we eat in Macedonia, don’t worry at all. Besides the dishes where you can feel the breeze of the Turkish cuisine, the local food will impress you too.
If you are a nature and history lover and if you want to visit a country with hospitable and friendly people why don’t you visit Macedonia?
Must - see places:
Ohrid - Ohrid is the biggest touristic center in Macedonia and is mostly known with the Lake Ohrid also draws attention with numerous churches, mosques and old buildings.
1. Lake Ohrid - It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species.The lake was declared a World Heritage Sit by UNESCO in 1979.
2. Samuel’s Fortress 3. Church of St. Johan Kaneo 4. Ancient Theater 5. Ohrid Mosque – Halveti Hayati 6. Monastery of St. Naum
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center.
1. Skopje Fortress 2. Stone Bridge 3. Davut Pasha Hammam 4. Old Bazaar
5. Matka Canyon
Struga 1. River Black Drim 2. Stuga Mosque – Halveti Hayati 3. Dr. Nikola Nezlobinski Museum
Bitola 1. Memorial House of Ataturk 2. Shirok sokak 3. Heraklea ancient city
Tetovo 1. Sharena Dzamia ( Decorated Mosque)