It's a good idea to visit Skopje, there is a huge number of things to do regardless of whether you are travelling alone, with family or part of a group. We only wish to offer a few suggestions of what to do in Skopje but share some of our knowledge about what is there. Comparable with other cities, there are great and not so great places to visit and if this visit is your first to Skopje or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It can be wise to set in your mind what you want to do and see, and Skopje has plenty of interesting experiences that will create many memories.
When you are in Skopje there are a number of attractions that are certainly worth visiting. The esteemed Skopje Region area of Macedonia has sights and sounds you may know and others that are less well known to people from outside the area of Skopje we have amassed a Top Ten list to guide you:
1. Lake Matka
2. Old Bazaar, Skopje
3. Holocaust Memorial Centre
4. Daut Pasha Hamam
5. Memorial House of Mother Teresa
6. Millennium Cross
7. Macedonia Square
8. Church of St. Clement of Ohrid
9. Stone Bridge
10. Warrior on a Horse
These really are just a starting point if you have a good travel guide and map you can seek out a bit more and if you have long enough in Skopje. You will surely discover an array of interesting attractions and locations about the Skopje vicinity of Macedonia.
Skopje is a fairly simple location to get around, once you have an eye for the place and know a couple of local landmarks it should become pretty simple. You can discoverer a lot of the area on foot but be sure to stick to popular and familiar areas after dark. If you wish to traverse greater distances across Skopje there are other ways to get around. There is a good, reliable bus network where passes can be bought to include multiple trips on more than one day. There is also the alternative to use Skopje Taxis, but be aware of heavy traffic at busy times. Whichever way you plan to explore Skopje ensure you see as much of it as you can.
If you are staying in Skopje for longer period of time you'll need a location to rest. Skopje has a wide range of places to bed down these includes high end, deluxed locations to lower end hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels. If you are in town on business ensure that the hotel you pick has the business facilites that suit your needs, check the area location is good as traffic in Skopje can result in problems at certain times of the day. If you are seeking out more luxury accommodation there is a selection of top independent and chain hotels. Skopje also offers a good selection of lower star hotels that offer basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you do not have a huge accommodation budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Skopje ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.
1. Villa Vodno
2. Hotel City Park
3. Hotel Rose Diplomatique
4. Hotel De KOKA
5. Hotel Solun
There a countless locations to dine in Skopje, the sites where you select to eat at will be reflected by your budget. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer Macedonian menus that will not cost the Earth. If the restaurant type you are looking for is of the high end these exist in numbers, but be sure to have placed a prior booking also check the dress code. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names like Burger King exist, but if you are on the trail for something more real you should try asking a local or a taxi driver where they suggest. Part and parcel of visiting a city is to enjoy everything about it, including it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Skopje. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. Check out local guides and press for offers and ensure that you try something new.
2. Lounge Restaurant Trend & Bistro London
3. Ristorante da Gino
4. Old House
5. Vodenica Mulino
If you want to get to grips with a location such as Skopje it is a good idea to have some good local information. Here are a few that could prove useful.
Region: Greater Skopje
International Dialing Code: +389
Skopje Coordinates: 42°0'N 21°26'E
Altitude: 40 m (790 ft)
Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)
Skopje Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
City Population: 506,926
Metro Population: 444.800
Temperature High In 31.5°C (88.7°F)
Temperature Low In -3.8°C (25.2 °F)
Like any city Skopje has it's good points and bad points, it is key not to be too complacent and you will be fine and undertake a great trip to this fantastic Macedonian city. Ensure you have a good guide so as to know where you are heading, don't alert people to the fact you are unfamiliar wit h the city by holding an expensive video camera and don't carry huge amounts of cash on your person. Stick to areas you know after dark and if you should get lost hail a taxi. Just because you are enjoying yourself, don't switch off your senses completely. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Skopje. As a rule Macedonia is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. Some basic groundwork pays dividends and if you have a picture in your mind of the city you can understand it better.