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Macedonia Travel Guide

by our Macedonia expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyMacedonia is a 2,000 year-old country. Macedonia is barely 20 years old. Skopje, the country’s capital, is the birthplace of Alexander the Great, son of Philip of Macedon, who created an empire stretching from Italy to India. Skopje, the country’s principal town, is the birthplace of Mother Theresa, who was Albanian since at the time Macedonia did not exist. Confused? Well, the Balkans are like that. Macedonia today, having emerged first from the Ottoman empire and then from the break-up of post-war Yugoslavia, is a total patchwork quilt of influences from east to west, Moslem Turkish to Orthodox Slav, in everything from food to culture … with a strong Mediterranean input including, notably, excellent wines. A barely discovered natural paradise of mountains, lakes, rivers and gorges is increasingly accessible – including spectacular winter sports facilities. And the Skopje of Alexander and St Theresa offers Byzantine churches, colorful cobbled Ottoman streets, a bewildering choice of taverns-to-restaurants dining, where the lakes yield the most superb fish and the many variations of flaky-pastry ‘burek’ can become an addiction. A burgeoning nightlife completes an eye-opening list of attractions for a newly-aware traveller.

Macedonia Facts

National Flag: Macedonian Flag
Language(s): Macedonian
Currency: Macedonian denar
Capital city: Skopje
Total Area: 25,713 km2
Population: 2,061,000
Dialling Code: +389
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.exploring
macedonia.com


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FCO Travel Advice for Macedonia

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Skopje Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 4°C
39°F
-1°C
30°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 7°C
45°F
0°C
32°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Heavy Snow and Overcast Skies Heavy Snow and Overcast Skies 3°C
37°F
-3°C
27°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 3°C
37°F
-4°C
25°F

 Skopje Weather Forecast
 

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