From where Alexander the Great started out in conquest of the world, Macedonia’s fame is perhaps written on stone. However, at present, what remains is a small yet beautiful country nestled in the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula.
On a visit, you’ll meet friendly and gregarious people who takes pride in their ancient heritage. Discover the glory of its Byzantine and Ottoman past. Glance through the orthodox churches and mosques and appreciate the architectural excellence of the two eras, which co-exist with bustling shopping areas and glitzy hotels of the present age.
Skopje, the capital and the largest city in Macedonia, is a must visit for any traveler. Exploring the city opens up stories of its revival from the ruins of the 1960 earthquake. But what’s most interesting here is the Old Town area, which stands out with a medieval fortress, mosques and a bazaar. The gorgeous beaches and quaint churches of Ohrid can’t be missed either. The Ottoman town of Bitola and the ancient city of Heraclea are equally fascinating.
Besides the rich history and cultural heritage, what fascinates a visitor here is the unsurpassable beauty of its landscape. Also known as the "Land of Lakes", the country is a feast for the eyes! Nature lovers can enjoy their time paddling along Lake Matka and soaking up the sheer beauty of Lake Dojran and Lake Prespa.
||Official Language: Macedonian
||National Animal: lion
|Population Density: 81.1
||National Sports: Football (soccer), handball