Macedonia

Part Balkan, part Mediterranean and rich in Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritage, Macedonia has a fascinating past and a complex national identity.

KRATOVO

Kratovo is significantly distinctive in its high arched stone bridges, original Medieval architecture, lush mountain pastures, cobblestone narrow streets and welcoming and friendly local people. It’s nestled in the pit of a volcanic crater and it’s famous also for its Ottoman-era towers.

SKOPJE

Two days in the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, in the center of the Balkan Peninsula. We tasted some local specialities, enjoyed parking just stone away from major monuments and experienced local way of clubbing. Over time it has experienced Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule. The...

TETOVO

Late afternoon visit of historical city built on the foothills of Šar Mountain and divided by the Pena River. Impressive Šarena Džamija and the Arabati Baba Teke still stand as two of Macedonia’s most significant landmarks of its Ottoman period.

TRESKAVEC MONASTERY

Great ride to the 13th century Treskavec Monastery which rises from Mt Zlato (1422 m), a bare massif replete with impressive twisted rock formations. The monastery is half-ruined, though restoration work is slowly under way. Vivid frescoes, including a rare depiction of Christ as a boy...

PRILEP

We made short stop and visit of the city, which was the capital of the medieval kingdom of Kings Volkasin and Marko, which explains the large number of churches and monasteries in and around the city. In historical sources Prilep was first mentioned in year 1014, city was built on the...

BITOLA

Short stop in one of the oldest cities in Macedonia. City has been founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century B.C. by Philip II of Macedon. The city was also the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia. It was really long walk to the archeological park from the place where we...

BRAJČINO

It was nearly impossible to drive through very narrow streets of local villages. But finally we brought our truck to the remote village situated close to Greece border. Brajčino is pristine and picturesque, sitting on the edge of Pelister National Park, just 6 kilometres from Lake Prespa...

OHRID

Our first stop in Macedonia was a small city on the shores of Lake Ohrid with compact old town, where medieval churches, monasteries and open-air ruins stand alongside traditional houses with red-tiled roofs. The massive walls of the centuries-old Samoil’s Fortress, at the top of the...