Macedonia Backpacking Travel Guide

Information on hostels, transportation, cheap food and drinks, sights to see, activities and more.

Macedonia is a landlocked country in the Balkans. It is bordered by Serbia and the disputed region of Kosovo to the north, Albania to the west, Bulgaria to the east, and Greece to the south. The constitutional name of the country is the Republic of Macedonia and it is usually called simply Macedonia, despite the disambiguation concerns of Greece.

While easily accessible from all points abroad, and boasting all the amenities of the Western world, the Republic of Macedonia boasts a natural paradise of mountains, lakes and rivers, where life moves to a different rhythm, amidst the sprawling grandeur of rich historical ruins and idyllic villages that have remained practically unchanged for centuries. One can expect a wonderful mix of architectural and ethnic heritage. The country represents the Balkans in the truest sense, consisting of a fascinating mix of Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, and Mediterranean influences.




Skopje is without a doubt one of the most interesting cities to visit in Europe. The main reason for this is due to the Skopje 2014 project financed by the Macedonian government [...]


Ohrid is a town situated on the banks of Lake Ohrid, one of the oldest lakes on planet Earth. Lake Ohrid straddles the border between Macedonia and Albania and the town of Ohrid is the largest settlement on the lake. It is believed Lake Ohrid is up to 3 million years old [...]

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