Macedonia

Skopje

 

Whenever someone visits me, the first place I take him to is the Old Bazaar

About The City

A city that is rich in heritage of many cultures and civilizations that created it and both Ottoman and Byzantine influences are visible. The oldest fort is the Kale Fortress about 27 centuries old, which dominates above the river Vardar, river that gives life to Skopje.

General infrormation

Weather information

  • 7-20 °C

    Temperature
  • 22

    Dry days
  • 53mm

    Average rainfall
  • 0

    Snow days

Demographics

  • 507K

    Population
  • 04:45

    Local time
  • MKD

    Currency

Price Info

Restaurant meals are on average 65% lower than in Belgrade.

Meals

Prices in Skopje are on average 8.4% lower than in Belgrade.
Shopping

Taxi is around  0.41 EUR per kilometer.
Taxi

Train ticket is around  0.57  EUR
Train

Interesting places nearby

More About The City

The city is located in the valley of the longest and largest river in Macedonia. The river Vardar is mentioned in the 7th century BC thanks to Homer’s Iliad. It divides the city into old and new part and the Stone Bridge connects them. The bridge has the same significance as the Charles Bridge in Prague.

If you wish to capture a postcard moment, it will definitely be here at Stone Bridge and Kale Fortress.

The city is painted with Byzantine as well as Ottoman culture, architecture, and tradition. On one hand we have the Old Bazaar, the largest bazaar on the Balkan outside of Istanbul, and on the other the Millennium Cross 66 meters tall, erected to commemorate 2,000 years of Christianity in Macedonia and in the world.

Nightlife gives you the opportunity to go back in time in the old taverns but also to feel the urbanity of Skopje in modern cafes and bars.
What you should not miss if you are visiting Skopje or Macedonia is to give someone famous Macedonian wine.
However, the best ornament of this city is the inhabitants themselves. Their immense hospitality and fantastic sense of humor will be reasons why you’ll always come back to Skopje and Macedonia.