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Useful info about MACEDONIA

How to get there
By air:
International airports in Skopje and Ohrid connect Macedonia with several major European cities. Close regional airports in Belgrade, Sofia, Tirana and Thessaloniki can also be used, as they are all within a few hours’ drive from Macedonia. There is unfortunately no airport shuttle bus yet in Skopje, which means travelers are obliged to take a taxi for the 17 km (10.2 m) trip to Skopje. This costs around 10 euros ($12).

By train:
An international train, operating twice daily, connects Ljubljana, Slovenia and Thessaloniki, Greece via Macedonia. Stops include Tabanovce (the Macedonia-Serbia border crossing point), Kumanovo, Skopje, Veles, Gradsko, Negotino, Demir Kapija, and Gevgelija (Greek border crossing point), as well as a few small villages.

By car and bus:
The international highway E-75 runs north-south from Serbia to Greece, bisecting Macedonia. This is the most common route for overland tourists to take for entering Macedonia. There are also good roads connecting the country with Bulgaria to the east and Albania to the west. A number of bus lines connect Macedonia with all neighbouring countries and other European cities. Buses are frequent, and offer relatively inexpensive fares.

When to visit  In general, the best time to visit Macedonia will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level which is during the of months July and August.  However this is also peak tourist season so the best months to visit Macedonia are April, May, June, September and October when the average temperatures are a little cooler but still between a pleasant 10°C and 20°C.
Visa Info  Entering Macedonia is easy. Procedures at both the borders and the airport are standardized and uncomplicated. Macedonia can be entered with a valid passport without a vis by EU, American and Canadian citizens . For more info please visit:
Currency The monetary unit in the Republic of Macedonia is the Denar, since April 26th, 1992. Foreign visitors may convert foreign funds into local currency in all banks or private exchange offices, which abide by the exchanges rates recommended by the National Bank .Upon entering Macedonia you should declare the amount of money you are carrying if you intend to take all or part of it out of the country. Foreigners are allowed to bring only 2.000 EURO in cash. Most cities have ATMs where you can withdraw money with cheap commission rates. Do not change money on the street.
Useful Contact numbers

  • Police: 192
  • Fire Department: 193
  • Medical Emergency: 194
  • Road Assistance: 15555
  • Road Info Center: 196
  • Wake-up Service: 180
  • Correct Time: 185
  • Telegram Service: 186
  • Infomartion desk / Directory Assistance: 188

Other useful  tips

Local time in Macedonia Local time is equal to GMT +1 hours. Same time zone all over the country
Daylight saving time in Macedonia +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October.
Electricity in Macedonia 220V/50Hz (European plug).
Weights and Measures in Macedonia Metric and Kilo system.
Water in Macedonia Safe to drink in all cities since it has been chlorinated, and there are public drinking water fountains in most public places. If you prefer bottled, easily to find in the local shops.

What to Visit

OhridUNESCO World Heritage Site is the sublime lakeside city that for many represents the culmination of the Macedonian experience, a kingdom of light and water, a repository of ancient ruins from Macedonia’s earlier kingdoms.
Ohrid’s major attractions are all located within a remarkably concentrated and eminently walkable area, among and above the narrow streets of the Old Town lined with restaurants and cafés perfectly suited for relaxing in the cool summer evenings. You can visit; St Sophia, Plaosnik, St John Caneo, Antique Theater, St. Naum, Trebenista, Ethnographic  Museum, etc.

Bitola called “The town of consuls” . Macedonia’s second biggest city Bitola is a grand old town that still bears the marks of its turn-of-the-century importance being a centre for diplomacy. At the same time it exemplifies the country’s time-honoured coffee culture where people take regular day breaks and head off to one of the numerous Bitola cafés chat and catch-up. 

Heraclea Lyncestis also spelled Herakleia Lynkestis was an ancient Greek city situated 2 km south of the present-day town of Bitola founded by Philip II of Macedon in the middle of the 4th century BC. Famous for its dazzling mosaics, ancient theater and Roman baths, Heraclea is the most vividly preserved city from the surviving Ancient Macedonian Empire in the country.
It was built on the Via Egnatia and became one of the key stations on this trading route.

Churches and Monasteries
Skopje: St. Panteleimon – Nerezi, St. Spas , Markov Monastery , The Monastery of St. Nikita, Skopje Fortress Kale, the Old Town, the stone bridge, the Aqueduct etc.
Other places of interest include: Stobi, St. Joachim Osogovski  at Kriva Palanka, St Nikola at Stip, St. Georgija at Kurbinovo, Resen, St. George- at Staro Nagoricane, Cocev Kamen etc.

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