If you simply want to see the best and most important of Skopje, the highlights of the city and it's surrounding, then this is your tour!
During this all day, all-encompassing tour, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will lead you through the story of Skopje, beginning with the new "Skopje 2014th", across the Stone Bridge, through the Old Town, up to the fortress Kale where the earliest evidence of human existence are. It will raise you to the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno for a spectacular panoramic view on Skopje, the tour will also take you to the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi, at St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art, and last but not least - the canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants and animals.
The first part of this tour is walking. Our guide will be waiting at the departure point, Gate Macedonia, near the main square, from where you start walking through the new and old part of the town, all the way to the fortress Kale. From fortress Kale the tour continues by a vehicle to the middle of mount Vodno and then by cable-car system to the Millennium Cross and back to middle Vodno. Once back at middle Vodno, you continue by organized transport to the village Gorno Nerezi to see the church St. Pantelejmon. After Nerezi you continue by the organized transport to the canyon Matka, about 17 km from Skopje. Once finished the visit of canyon Matka, transfer back to Skopje at drop-off point, Gate Macedonia.
Some of the places you will most likely pass:
Main square Macedonia
Grand fountain of Alexander the Great
Lots of new monuments, statues and buildings from the project "Skopje 2014th"
Pedestrian shopping street Makedonija
Memorial House of Mother Theresa
Old Railway Station, Museum of Skopje
House of Parliament
The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence
The Holocaust Memorial Center
Square Philip II
Daut Pasha Hammam
The Old Bazaar, with its mix of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture and hundreds of little craftsman shops and tearooms
St. Holy Salvation
Mustapha Pasha Mosque
Skopje's fortress Kale
Cable Car system to Millennium Cross
St. Pantelejmon church
St. Andrew church
Gate Macedonia near the main square Macedonia
Pick Up: Gate Macedonia - Full Day Tour Best of Skopje
Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the tour
Daily at 09:00am
Drop-off point Gate Macedonia
Things To Bring
Paper or an electronic voucher
Comfortable walking shoes
Local English speaking guide
Cable-car system to Millennium Cross
A/C transportation from fortress Kale to cable-car system at Mount Vodno, then transportation to Gorno Nerezi St. Pantelejmon church, transportation to canyon Matka and back at drop-off point Gate Macedonia
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Optional entrance at St. Pantelejmon and St. Andrew
Optional boat ride on Canyon Matka
Tips and gratuities
Duration 8 hours
Regular: 36 EUR
Student: 30 EUR
Tour operates rain or shine, hot or cold, year round.
Please present yourself at the location 15 minutes before departure time.
Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15% Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount