Macedonia travel – discover this fascinating region with Expat Explore
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is a veritable treasure trove of natural beauty, vibrant cities and fascinating historical sites that have remained unchanged by the passage of modern tourism. On holidays to Macedonia, all of this can be enjoyed against the backdrop of a complex history that is evident in the many Greek, Ottoman, Roman and Mediterranean that remain a vital part of its culture.
Visit Macedonia – things to see & do
When exploring Macedonia, it is recommended that you include the lively city of Skopje on your itinerary - this interesting capital's streets are lined with sprawling buildings from the previous communist region, which lives side-by-side with ancient historical building and contemporary structures of elegant design.
Did you know?
- Macedonia trips will often include a visit to Kokino, an ancient astronomic observatory that is the fourth oldest in the world according to NASA (after Abu Simbel in Egypt, Stonehenge in Great Britain and Angkor Wat in Cambodia).
- Macedonia escorted tours also often stop over at Ohrid Lake - one of the oldest and deepest (228m/940ft) lakes throughout Europe. This natural marvel has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and is estimated to be 4 million+ years old!
- Macedonia is the only country that managed to secure independence from Yugoslavia without instigating civil war. It was granted independence in 1991.
- The country has a higher number of mountains and peaks that any other in the world - it has 34 peaks that each reach 2000+ meters into the sky.
- Macedonia was the first country in the world to enjoy full access to wireless broadband.
Macedonia tours with Expat Explore
Now that you know what an amazing destination awaits in Macedonia, it's time to book your very own Macedonia escorted tour so you can explore it for yourself. At Expat Explore, a visit to Macedonia is included in one of our most popular group vacations in 2018 & 2019 - the sweeping 16-day Balkan Explorer. Also remember to check out our last minute deals for great rates on group vacations; or take advantage of early bird vacation packages for exceptional rates on Europe coach tours.