Transfer in Skopje
Skopje is a wonderful capital of Macedonia which you will remember as a cosy city with historical buildings and beautiful views of the Vardar River.
Don’t worry about your transportation to Skopje — Macedonia borders on popular tourist destinations: Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Albania. From these countries, you can get to the capital of Macedonia by train or by bus. In addition, there is the international airport "Alexander the Great" 20 km from Skopje where planes fly from major European cities. Buses and minibuses run every two hours from the airport to the historical centre. If you don't want to wait too long, you can take a taxi or book a transfer.
All of Skopje's main attractions are located in the Old Town on the left bank of the Vardar River. You will find a lot of museums, monuments, beautiful mosques and cosy narrow streets there. The Kale Fortress, which was built by the Byzantines, is one of the most ancient sights of Macedonia. Now on its territory, there is a favourite park for tourists and locals. Kale is located on Hradiste Hill and offers a wonderful panoramic view of the historical centre.
The main symbol of the city is the stone bridge over the Vardar River. The story of its building is enigmatic. Some people believe, the bridge was built in the 6th century by the Byzantine emperor Justinian, while others say that its construction began in the times of the Roman Empire. Anyway, now it is impossible to imagine Skopje without its symbol.
If you are interested in art, be sure to visit the Macedonian National Gallery. You can not only get acquainted with the works of Byzantine and Macedonian artists but also see a unique collection of iconography there. In addition, the museum pays tourists attention to contemporary art — there is a large exposition of abstract paintings and a special hall dedicated to cinematography.
Skopje is situated between the picturesque Skopska Crna Ridge and the Vodno Mountains, so you can go on a trip outside the city. There are many beautiful gorges, lakes and rivers in the vicinity of Skopje. The famous Matka Canyon is considered to be one of the most beautiful sights of the Balkans. To get there you can take buses №2, №12 and №60. The road will take about an hour with all the stops. To save time, you can rent a car with a driver in Skopje in advance and reach the canyon in just 30 minutes.
Public transport is well developed — there are many bus and tram routes. Besides, taxi is quite cheap and popular among tourists in Skopje. Macedonia is good at any time of a year. If you plan to walk around the city, come in late spring or early autumn. In April and May, you can enjoy the stunning magnolia blossom. In September and October, the weather in Skopje will bring you joy with Indian summer and golden leaf falls.
The best souvenirs from the capital of Macedonia will be the products of local masters, purchased in the bazaars of the old city. In the shops in Skopje, you can buy high-quality ceramic dishes, embroidery, national clothes and other things.
Skopje is a pearl of Macedonia with many cultural and natural attractions. Come here and travel with pleasure!