Archaeological Museum of Macedonia is a museum which features rich exhibitions from various historic periods as well as ethnographic displays, complete with costumes and models of traditional houses. The coin collection is extremely impressive and it draws attention to all the visitors.
Sveti Spas is a small but magnificent church, built in the 17th century and is located east of Kale Fortress. In the west part of the building there is a gallery designed for women. The church is known for its iconostasis, made of walnut tree, by the brothers Marko and Peter Filipovski and Makarie.
Mustafa Pasha Mosque is a spectacular structure dating from 1492 located in the Old Bazaar of Skopje. This is the largest and most opulent mosque in Skopje. The mosque is considered as one of the most impressive monuments in the Macedonian capital and it is a main attraction in the city.
Old Bazaar combines culture, history and commerce. It is a lively, vivid marketplace still brimming with small handicraft merchants such as tailors, cobblers and quilt makers, as in ancient times. Almost all the stores has their own story. Take a walk through the bazaar and enjoy the atmosphere.
This impressive bridge which is the iconic symbol of Skopje joins the old Turkish part of town to the modern side of Skopje. It dates from the late 15th century being 214 meters long and 6 meters wide. It is one of the main landmarks in the city and it is featured in the Skopje's coat of arms.
Skopje Fortress Kale is a historic site dating to 6th century. Only a few restored walls remain since the massive 1963 earthquake, but this magnificent ancient fortress is well worth a visit since it is among the landmarks of the Macedonian capital and reveals panoramic views of the Vardar River.
At the top of Mount Vodno in the village of Gorno Nerezi, is located one of the most significant cultural and historical monuments in the region - the charming 12th-century St. Pantelejmon Monastery. Here you have the chance to explore the spectacular series of frescos which present the remarkable Byzantine art.
Daut Pasha Baths was once the largest and oldest Turkish bath in all of the Balkans. It dates from 1466 and it underwent an extensive restoration after the Second World War. Nowadays the building houses the National Art Gallery featuring many small exhibitions.
Cifte Amam is the second largest Turkish bath in Skopje which has also been converted into a contemporary art gallery. In the art gallery you can view works from international and domestic artists. The building itself is impressing with its functionality and architectural design.
20 Miles south of Skopje lies Mount Vodno. The grandiose 66 meter high Millennium Cross which stands on the top of Mount Vodno, is an impressive sight to behold. The mountain area is popular for tourists as it boasts very good conditions for hiking and here you can explore beautiful flora and fauna.
Holocaust Memorial Centre is a multimedia center, spread over three floors and takes you through history's many interesting facts. The museum is an attraction for all tourists as it presents a short and concise summary over the World War II and it is free to visit.
If you like adventurer and always striving to experience something new and wild, then paragliding might be your thing. Being in Skopje you can take advantage of the great chance to see the city and its surrounding area from a different point of view. Do the tandem flight and have one exciting adventure!
Restaurant Pelister is a popular restaurant with good thin crust pizza and al dente pasta. The outdoor seating faces the main square and the restaurant is a part of the hotel with the same name. The quality of the service and the pleasant atmosphere will make you feel special.
Lyra is a fine restaurant with superb traditional live music every evening. They serve lovely, praiseworthy Macedonian food. The Macedonian casserote which includes pork, veal, mixed vegetables and spices is a specialty you definitely need to taste. A good idea is to call in advance and reserve a table.
Comfortably located in the centre of Skopje, Rock Kafana Rusticana is a traditional Macedonian restaurant where the food always comes in big portions and the music is on a top level. Attend some of the weekend shows, try the traditional lamb-beef Pljeskavica hamburger and embrace the rock and roll spirit.
The name literally means "Old City House.” This restaurant is housed in a beautifully renovated, old-style Macedonian house, dating from 1836. They serve healthy food in a traditional manner. Try the authentic Macedonian salad accompanied by some of the restaurant's specials, for example smothered lamb.
Oreov lad is located in the sport-recreation centre “Saraj” in west Skopje. They serve traditional Macedonian cuisine, perfectly made with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. As the restaurant is a hot entertainment spot, you can organize all your events, including wedding ceremonies.
At Gostilnica Turist you can eat tasty Yugoslavian food. The location of the restaurant, in the middle of the trading centre, and the interior makes this a perfect place for lunch or dinner. The hot, fresh bread is one of the best things here and the kebab is also worth a try.
Amigos is a lively Mexican restaurant which will transfer you to one exotic food world. The tortilla and nachos dishes will impress you with their taste and the food comes in big portions too The atmosphere is fun, making it a perfect place for an evening with cocktails and partying.
Pivnica An is located in the Turkish bazaar in Skopje in the old part of the city and offers a lovely courtyard when the weather permits. Some of the main specialties are muckalica (a stew made with meat and vegetables) and spicy gulash. This is a great restaurant for a romantic dinner with tasty traditional food and service is quick.
Enriko Pizza and Pasta is one of Skopje´s oldest pizzerias and there is a good reason to why they are still around. Not only is their pizza delicious but the salad is fresh, great tasting pasta and lovely sandwiches. Try many Italian specialties and enjoy the warm atmosphere.
Restaurant Dva Elena is a pure oasis where to enjoy a refine combination of the typical Macedonian cuisine with the Mediterranean one. Here you can enjoy good quality food and if the weather permits, take a seat in the cosy terrace and if you are lucky they might have Macedonian live music.
This popular lounge bar is located on the street known as ”Kej”. You are welcome here for breakfast, lunch or afternoon drinks as they serve pizza, salads and cold drinks throughout the day. It is also the perfect place if you want to pamper your senses with a delicious cake or a creamy ice cream.
Izlet is a popular café and hangout spot, especially in the summer months, when the outdoor patio is in operation. Drop in for a cup of coffee in the morning or for an ice cold beer in the afternoon. The place has a relaxed, laid-back vibe and it is the perfect retreat from the busy city streets.
Kafe Li is for everyone who is looking for some refreshment at any time of the day. The café offers splendid outdoor seating, where you can have a trendy beverage. The variety of coffee drinks will draw your attention but what will make you even happier are the unique cocktails. You will not be disappointed!
With a convenient location, Coffee Factory is located in the centre of Skopje and guarantees you a comfortable rest in your hectic everyday life. The impeccable quality is a feature of the cafe’s daily work which is expressed in the genuine taste of the premium Lavazza coffee.
Broz Kafe is ready to turn your coffee break into a real pleasure. The café works only with selected plantations, roasted locally which promises a very good quality. They also pay a special attention when it comes to the food and the extensive menu includes a great variety of meals. You can select among salads, soups, sandwiches, meat dishes and desserts.
Café Krug is for everyone who is into the modern lifestyle and club music. You can enjoy a cup of delicious coffee in a relaxed and cool atmosphere during the day but during the night, it turns into a more vibrant venue. The café organizes regular events and some of the best DJs are invited.
Metanoja Literary Cafe will transfer you to another world, far away from your daily issues. Here you can combine a cup of coffee with a good book since they organizes interesting events which bring together literary and cultural figures. The only thing left is to make yourself comfortable, have a cup of strong coffee and grab a book.
Drop by at this cosy café with an outdoor seating and refresh yourself at any time of the day with the rich variety of cocktails and coffee drinks. Intermezzo Lucky Time´s specialty is the homemade lemonade and the creamy Italian coffee, which is definitely a worth a try.
Van Gogh is a popular café and bar, and you don't have to be surprised if you accidentally bump into artists and film stars. Hip without being snobby or exclusive. Stay longer and feel the atmosphere in the evening. The establishment organizes theme nights which are characterized by top entertainment level.
St. Patrick Irish Pub is a good Irish pub in a Victorian design offering quality Guinness beer, excellent food and live music. The pub is a good option for having breakfast, lunch, or a nice evening with friends. It is especially popular among the tourists and the entertainment is guaranteed.
While the restaurant offers a calm vibe and serves great food from early morning to late night, the club is the complete opposite. At night, the club turns into a hot spot and offers different events, including concerts, classic DJ parties and exhibitions. MKC is really a cultural hub, attracting city´s more mature clientele.
Rakija Bar Kaldrma is a rustic style bar, located in the Old Bazaar. This is the first grape bar in Skopje and offers more than 30 types of traditional Macedonian grapes. There is also a variety of meals and the predominant part of them are Macedonian. The combination of food and drink with live music every evening, will guarantee an enjoyable evening.
The leading words for this bar are: Taste. Drink. Enjoy. That covers it all! The spacious bar with a gorgeous design will captivate you with the fascinating flavours of the cocktails. When the hunger kicks in, choose a meal from the impressive rich menu. Enjoy a variety of sandwiches, salads, hot tapas, burgers as well as aromatic coffee, a refreshing cocktail or some of the yummy desserts.
One of the hottest clubs in Macedonia, Sector 909 has hosted multiple trendy musicians and thrown some fabulous parties in the several years of its existence. Today the club continues to be a big attraction for all electronic music fans. It is a great place to have some fun with friends.
Summer club Central Park is the biggest summer club in Macedonia. With its varied party program, different music styles, sound system and lighting effects, Summer club Central Park is one of the most loved clubs in Skopje. This is the place where you can try some of the city’s finest drinks and dance all night long.
The name itself reveals the whole concept of the bar and it is up to you to follow it. Chillin’ Bar offers you the perfect combination of style, comfort and a lot of fun. The assortment of drinks includes variety of coffee drinks, mojito and quality beer and with the regular events hosted here, you are guaranteed to have a great night out.
Situated in the heart of Skopje, in the urban area called Debar Maali, Nano Bar is a great hang out with friends. They have a comfortable outdoor seating and the friendly staff only adds to the pleasant atmosphere. Varied alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fruit drinks, coffee and cocktails are part of the menu.
Hamlet Bar combines old-style charm with joyful atmosphere. The spacious outdoor seating is great for mingling with old and new friends and the good selection of drinks in combination with the positive vibes makes the bar a favorite place for locales. Hamlet Bar invites many special guests on daily basis and you will have the chance to sing along with some of the best music performers.
Infinity Cocktail Lounge & Sports Bar is an elegantly designed for everyone who is keen on sports. Here you can follow some of the hottest sports events. The place is also a great option to show off your dancing skills. Drop in, support your team and be prepared with lots of dancing and great music.
Jazz Club & Restaurant invites you to spend a memorable time having quality food and to listen to live jazz music. Wide selection of cocktails and aperitifs is available as well as international cuisine. If you are looking for a good place to share great moments with your friends then you might have just found it.
In honour of Erykah Badu, this authentic small bar host big events. Some of the best DJs and rappers in Macedonia are regular guests here. During the day, spend a relaxing time on the outside seating area and enjoy some hot or cold beverage, don´t miss their Monin Lemonade, the perfect drink on a hot summer day.
Located in the Central Park, Epicentar is a gathering point for all the cool people who like disco music. The nightclub offers a stylish and up-to-date club scene where some of the best classic DJ parties take place. Make your evening an unforgettable experience at Epicentar.
Drinkers Paradise should be definitely your next stop in your nightlife adventure in Skopje. The name itself describes the whole experience, here you can find exotic drinks at preferential prices and spend a great evening with your friends while enjoying some music.
Gradski Trgovski Centar is a shopping centre, conveniently located in the city centre. It has the typical shopping mall fare, but it also distinguishes from the shopping centres in other European cities. Here you will find wide range of stores offering some famous brands including stores with sport equipment and when the hunger kicks in, there are restaurants here too.
Ramstore Shopping Mall is one of Skopje’s newest shopping malls extravaganza and the largest retail chain in Macedonia. The shopping centre houses three floors of shops in a fresh, contemporary decor. You can spend hours here shopping clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and home décor.
This beautiful flower market, Cveten Pazar, is located close to the old train station. The market offers variety of original bouquets and flowers. Stroll along the stalls and enjoy the lovely colours and all the scents. Pick the most suitable bouquet for your special upcoming occasion only at the Flower Market.
Welcome to Macedonian Corner – a lovely spot where you can find an extremely rich collection of souvenirs. The store presents some of the best Macedonian craft works such as paintings, icons, cups, flags, magnets, T-shirts and many other souvenirs. Visit Macedonian Corner and take a part of Macedonia with you.
Tennis Shop Macedonia is here to satisfy all the specific needs of everyone who is in love with the gentleman's sport. What makes it a leading shop in city in the area of tennis equipment is the huge selection of tennis products. You can find a wide choice of sport shoes, tennis, squash, ping pong and badminton rackets and many other accessories including sport clothes.
Make your choice among a wide variety of classic and extravagant watches and jewellery at My Time. On display, you will find some of the world famous brands that guarantees quality and comfort. The store gives its clients also the opportunity to purchase all the products online and save money.
A thoughtfully selection of accessories, gifts and art, Preplet will impress with their creative design. They boast a big collection of posters, cups, notebooks, notepads, cushions, bags, wallets, diaries and t-shirts. The two girls behind Preplet are making sure that the selection is ever-changing and displaying new items to keep attracting clients.
Vero Center is a place where shopping turns into a real entertainment and this is because you can easily find everything you are looking for. Supermarket, men, women and children stores, fast food shops and cafés are all in one place. Take advantage of the numerous discounts and have a great shopping experience.
Macedonia can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Skopje Alexander the Great Airport is Skopje's only international airport and is located 21 km east of the city centre in Petrovec Municipality. Vardar Ekspres transport company offers bus connection to several locations in the city and buses run all day. They have an information desk at the airport. Many hotels offer a pickup service from the airport, so check to see if it is possible to arrange this through your hotel. If you do take a taxi, be certain that it is a taxi with an official sign. There are however, taxi cars (all in white and taxi sign numbered from 1 to 65) which are the only authorized taxis to transport passengers from the airport. They are parked at the exit of the airport building 24 hours a day. If you want to rent a car, there are 14 car rental agencies located at the airport.
There are two main bus stations in Skopje, the New Intercity Bus Station (Nova Avtobuska Stanica) and the Kale Bus Station. Both the inner city and the suburban buses have various stops throughout the city. The schedule can be a bit confusing, so it is best to ask for directions on which bus to take from your hotel or tourist information. The contact below refers to the New Station.