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Macedonia Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Macedonia in a way like no other. Wedged between the Balkans and the Mediterranean, Macedonia has an intriguing cultural tapestry, with a vibrant blend of Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine history. Our Macedonia holidays take you from the colossal faux-neoclassical buildings of Skopje to the alluring markets of the Old Bazaar. You’ll find beautiful mosques dating back centuries to the Ottoman Empire, while the ancient Kale Fortress harks back to the 6th century A.D. Perched on the highest point in the city, you’ll get a spectacular view of the Vardar River from the fortress, or you can cross the river on one of the city’s four famous bridges. Beyond the capital, Macedonia is filled with natural beauty. See the towering gorges, ancient caves and medieval monasteries of Matka Canyon, or get off grid in the national parks, with glacial lakes, green meadows, snowy mountains and peaceful walking trails. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"North Macedonia has come into the spotlight in recent years and for good reason. With an intriguing culture, beautiful architecture and beautiful nature, you'll discover one of Europe's true hidden treasures."
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Macedonia at a glance
North Macedonia has an intriguing cultural tapestry, with beautiful mosques, ancient fortresses and alluring bazaars. Venture beyond the capital of Skopje with your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover North Macedonia's natural beauty with towering gorges, glacial lakes and green meadows.
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What to pack for Macedonia

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Macedonian phrasebook

Macedonian is the official language of Macedonia, and you’ll find it easier to connect with the locals if you learn a few phrases in their language.

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Macedonian denar

The official currency of Macedonia is the Macedonian denar. While there are ATMs available in the cities, you can also come prepared with some local cash.

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Comfortable shoes

The best way to explore Macedonia’s mountains and Skopje’s cobbled lanes, markets and bridges is on foot, so bring a sturdy pair of walking shoes.

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Adaptor plug

In Macedonia, the power plugs and sockets are of type F, with standard European 2-pin plugs. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Layered clothing

Macedonia’s weather can be unpredictable, so it’s best to bring versatile clothing. You’ll also need to dress modestly, with knees and shoulders covered when visiting churches and rural areas.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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