This website is an archive from 2016

This site was actively maintained from 2006 to 2016. Since then I have kept it online for historical interest, but have made no further updates. Much of the information in these pages is now incorrect or obsolete.

Republic of Macedonia | A Closer Look

Excursion boat on Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid is Macedonia's most poular holiday destination, with a wealth of places to visit including Ohrid town, Struga, Vevčani, Sveti Naum and Galičica National Park.

View of Skopje from Kale fortress

Skopje and Surroundings

A guide to the best bits of Macedonia's much-maligned but intriguing capital, plus excursions to Tetovo and scenic Lake Matka.

Treskavec Monastery, near Prilep

Pelagonia: Prilep, Bitola, and Kruševo

Ohrid is not the only attraction in the southwest of Macedonia. The area around Prilep and Bitola is much less visited by tourists, but it boasts a wide range of attractions including the country's highest town and one of its most atmospheric monasteries.

Example of a Cyrillic Character

The Cyrillic Alphabet in the Balkans

If you are going to travel through Macedonia, especially by public transport, it helps to be able to read the Cyrillic Alphabet. This page has a table of Cyrillic characters and their equivalents in the Latin alphabet.