Things to do in Skopje and Ohrid

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Dive in the mysterious waters of Macedonia

Lake Ohrid has a dramatic drop-off at its tectonic shelf, which is worth exploring, and there is also a Neolithic stilt village which can be accessed with special permission. In Lake Ohrid, also known as a fresh-water sea, very attractive are the endemic forms of life, such as the Ohrid round sponge living at the depth of 35 meters, the number of underwater pre-historical settlements and the fish in the rocky parts from Gradiste to Trpejca.
Learn to dive in a simple and interesting way following the program and standards of Scuba Schools International and acquire internationally recognized certificate for diving.


The Ski center Mavrovo has three chair lifts and eleven ski lifts. The length of chair lifts is 4.800 m. with a capacity of 1.900 persons per hour. With these lifts, skiing is possible from 1.255 m. to 1.860 m. above sea level. The length of the ski lifts is 5.700 m. with a capacity of 10.100 skiers per hour. There are tracks for beginners, advanced and top competitors in the alpine and Nordic categories.  The average snow cover is 70 cm. which makes skiing possible, as well as other snow games from November to April.


If you enjoy being in nature and want to know and see more than the usual, experience what every tourist does in Skopje. Go beyond Skopje’s surrounding beauties and visit Millennium Cross and Canyon Matka. After a short cable-car system reach the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno, for a spectacular panoramic view of Skopje. Visit the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi and the St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art. Before returning to Skopje, travel to Matka canyon, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje.
The monuments are the most visited attractions on Mount Vodno. One of the most distinct landmarks on Mount Vodno is the Millennium Cross. Found on the peak of Mount Vodno, and standing at 66 metres high, it is one of the most visited locations in the Skopje region. It was constructed in 2002, in order to commemorate 2000 years since the birth of Christ, and serves as a memorial of two millennia of Christianity.
As of 2011, a gondola lift has been in operation to allow an easy ascent to visit the Millennium Cross. The ropeway includes 28 regular gondolas for eight persons and two VIP gondolas for four people. The lift starts at Middle Vodno and ends at the Millennium Cross. The route is 1,750m long, with the ride lasting 6–8 minutes.


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