Travelling to Skopje is easy. There is one international airport which is the destination of almost every airline. There is one central bus station and one train station.

About the host City - Skopje

Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia; it is in the Povardarie region, and is the largest and most diverse city in the country. Skopje is the financial and political center of Macedonia and by far its biggest city. The city population is around 660.000, however unofficially during working-days it can almost reach 1 million, which is half of the population of the county. Skopje is becoming a modern city. Home to about quarter of the entire population of the country, it is also home to many different types of people. Besides the majority Macedonians, many Albanians, Turks, Roma, Serbs, Bosnians and others call Skopje home. Macedonia’s capital suggests something to suit all modern tastes and appetites. It features well-established hotels, restaurants and cinemas, as well as shopping malls with all the latest fashion, and usually at lower prices than in Western countries. The city is a major regional center for concerts, theatre performances, dance and sporting events, all of which frequently feature well-known celebrities from abroad as well as the best in the neighboring countries.

The concentrated complexity of Skopje today attracts visitors offering a great variety of things to see and do, constantly reminding the public of the city’s storied past. Chief among sights to see are the Stone Bridge crossing the River Vardar, the Ottoman-era Old Bazar (Stara Charshija), and the Kale Fortress walls. In the sloping narrow streets of Stara Charshija one feels the spirit of the old city with its small shops, mosques with their ceramic tiled interiors, the outdoor bazaar and hamam that continue to exist from Turkish times. A short climb up to the Kale Fortress is well rewarded; from this hilltop where Skopje’s masters ruled for centuries one enjoys a commanding view of the city and its surroundings. The Millennium Cross, situated on the peak of the mountain Vodno, is a tourist attraction. It was built to celebrate 2000 years of the existence of Christianity. The cross was built on the highest point of Vodno Mountain on a place known since the time of the Ottoman Empire as "Krstovar", meaning "Place of the cross", as there was a smaller cross situated there. Other important landmark is the memorial house of Mother Teresa in Skopje, the city of her birth and childhood, including a marker of her birthplace, a statue. The Memorial House of Mother Teresa was opened in early 2009.

The grand government funded project, Skopje 2014, aiming to give the neglected, grey-looking center of the Macedonian capital a more monumental appearance. Drawing inspiration from the architectural styles of Classic Antiquity, the project envisages the construction of almost 20 buildings, including, museums, theatres, concert halls, hotels and administrative offices. You can submit your selection of tour at the official registration form. We at Exploring Macedonia hold excellent references in hosting and organizing tailor-made tours according to our visitor’s needs and expectations. Macedonia welcomes you!

Climate: The city experiences a humid subtropical climate and lies near the boundary of the humid continental climate. In autumn, the temperatures range from 12 to 20 °C (59 to 75 °F).


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