- Unmissable Macedonia day-trip
- Most beautiful landscape in the Skopje region
Some say that until you’ve viewed the Matka Canyon, you haven’t really experienced Macedonia. Well, all we can say is that it’s true this is some of the most spectacular landscape in the Skopje area, and that it should be seen by everyone. This day-trip takes you from the capital on a scenic sightseeing hike, which is combined with a cruise through the canyon during which you’ll sail between stunning vertical rocks, past ancient temples and churches, hilltop monasteries and amazing wildlife. Sound like your idea of fun?
You’ll begin at the 14th century Matka Monastery, then walk along the banks of the Treska river, which is famed for its kayaking competitions. Admire views of the dam and manmade Lake Matka, before you board a small boat for a journey along the 5-mile long canyon. The air is fragrant, the atmosphere is wonderfully tranquil and you’ll be instantly beguiled. Your Skopje gift experience finishes with a short hike up through forested hills to the Monastery of St. Nikola, from where you can take in the outstanding scenery from yet another angle.