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A vibrant city where the past comes alive.

The birthplace of Mother Teresa, Skopje is a city that reveres its past. You’ll find numerous landmarks and tributes to Mother Teresa here. But the statues in Skopje aren’t like those you’ve seen elsewhere. Several years ago, the government built monuments to many local historical figures. As a result, Skopje is like a living museum where the region’s culture and history come alive before your eyes. Skopje's atmosphere is unique, combining a little of the energy of Las Vegas with Eastern European charm. It’s really like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Some of the decorations are a little over the top, but the city is a must for visitors to the region. As you explore the sights you should try the excellent local wine and food, which combines flavors from Balkan and Greek cuisines. We recommend a walking tour in Skopje, and don't forget to visit the bazaar!

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Skopje’s Old Town is for pedestrians only, so its traditional atmosphere remains. This is the best place to explore the Ottoman influence on the region. The city center features various bazaars and cozy alleyways. You’ll definitely feel like you’ve stepped back into a more traditional age. This contrasts with the modern monuments throughout Skopje. But the city isn’t all there is to explore. The fortress on the hill is impressive and well worth the hike. About 20 minutes outside of Skopje you’ll find the Matka Canyon. It offers spectacular outdoor activities including boating, kayaking and hiking. For another point of view on Skopje, take the cable car up to the famous cross that overlooks the city. Skopje is an ever-changing and exciting destination. It always offers visitors something new and never disappoints.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Skopje

Spend some time in Skopje on a tour that takes in other cities in North Macedonia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Skopje and other destinations throughout North Macedonia and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Click on your choice of itinerary, select number of travelers in your party, month of travel, and desired star level of accommodation to get an approximate price. Submit the enquiry form with any additional details and we can start planning your customized trip.

What we love about Skopje


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One of the most eclectic cities I've visited. Although a massive earthquake destroyed 75% of the town in 1963, now it is a town with most statues per square meter. Skopje has long been shared by Christians and Muslims, who still come together at the fascinating Old Bazaar, one of the Balkans' largest markets. Food is still local and very tasty, and Macedonians are one of the kindest hosts. These are just a few of many reasons why this unique and yet no touristy place should be visited.


Team Leader for France, Benelux & Switzerland

As bizarre as it can be, the capital of Macedonia is confusing and charming at the same time. The present shape of the city is relatively young, offering variety of endless monuments that are randomly spread around every few meters. They make appearance of the city to be somehow chaotic and entertaining at the same time. I see Skopje as a very unique city worth of visiting.The vibe of the town is cheerful and urban scene is strongly developing year after year.

Where to stay in Skopje

We've personally inspected all the city center hotels and have arrived at a small selection that covers all budgets and preferences. Stay in the thick of things in the downtown center or opt for a five star resort above the old bazaar area. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Modern Design Hotel in Skopje
Modern Design Hotel
This hotel is in the perfect location. Not the most spacious, the rooms are nevertheless simple and comfortable.
Luxury Spa Hotel in Skopje
Luxury Spa Hotel
A lovely five-star hotel complete with a spa and gym, this resort puts you right in the heart of Old Town, near the Bazaar.
Small Design B&B in Skopje
Small Design B&B
This is a unique and modern option where you can enjoy a good night's sleep and a tasty meal.

Things to do in Skopje

As well as taking a walking tour of the city which will teach you as much about Macedonian life and culture as it will about the city itself, there's also a lot of countryside around Skopje and several national parks too. Skopje is also conveniently located for a day trip to Kosovo. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Kosovo Private Day Trip
Kosovo Private Day Trip
Matka Canyon Private Tour
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Matka Canyon Private Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Skopje

What are Skopje's prices like?
A quick lunch with a drink in the city center, is around 400 MKD/$7. Museum and landmarks only cost a few dollars (even a round trip cable car ride is just 120 MKD/$2. For dinner, budget around 700 MKD/$12 per person.
Is Skopje safe?
Mostar is a safe town, although the usual precautions should be taken against pickpockets in crowded areas.
Are there options for those with dietary restrictions?
Although Macedonian cuisine focuses on meat, increasingly more restaurants offer gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, including Harmony and Vegan365Kitchen.
How long should I stay in Skopje?
We recommend at least two nights, or three if you want to make a day trip.
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