Explore Skopje: A Weekend Adventure - Visit Canyon Matka, Old Bazaar, Try Traditional Macedonian Food: Kafana Hoping, Hiking and much more

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What's special?
special Kafana hoping
special Local experience
special Paragliding opportunity
Trip overview ⬇ This weekend adventure kicks off on Friday with an airport pick-up and dives straight into the heart of Macedonian culture with an evening of kafana hopping. You will experience authentic local music, try traditional dishes, and enjoy the lively atmosphere. πŸ₯™β˜•πŸΈ Saturday brings a blend of history and nature with a visit to Vodno Mountain, accessible by hike or cable car, followed by a tour of the historic Church of St. Panteleimon. The day will end with an exploration of the stunning Matka Canyon, offering options for both relaxation on a boat tour and adventure with kayaking. πŸŒŠπŸŒ„ Sunday is dedicated to cultural exploration with a morning stroll through the Old Bazaar, Skopje's historical and commercial center, and a scenic visit and hike to Kozjak Dam offering magnificent view of the Kozjak Lake. The day ends on a high note with a wine tasting session featuring some of Macedonia's finest local wines. 🍷 The trip concludes on Monday with a convenient drop-off service to the airport, leaving you enriched with vibrant memories and completely refreshed to go back to your daily life. 🀩

About me ⬇ Hi future Trip Mates πŸ‘‹ My name is Ivana and I am originally coming from Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Travelling 🌍 has been my passion since my early 20s and honestly, I don't think that I'll ever get enough of it 😁. You can always find me in nature (as I am a huge nature lover), enjoying the sun, reading a good book, or simply having fun with my friends. Travelling is one of my favourite activities along with exploring different cultures and meeting interesting people and it really helped me open my mind and grow as a person. I'm excited to share the beauty of my home country with you, showing off the hidden gems and local favourites that make Macedonia truly special. Let’s make unforgettable memories in Macedonia together! ⭐

Accommodation 🏑 For the upcoming trip, I've arranged accommodations in centrally located apartments that feature shared rooms with single beds. These apartments are ideally situated near various local amenities such as cafes, shops, and cultural attractions, making it easy to explore and enjoy the area. For those of you who prefer their own space, there is also the option to book a private room for an extra fee.

What's included?
Transportation from & to the airport
Entrance fees
Kayaking / Boat tour
Food and drinks - partially*
Accommodation
Transportation during the trip
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Trip Itinerary
1

Skopje

Day 1-2
On the first day of our adventure, I'll meet you at the airport and provide transportation to your centrally located accommodations. πŸš— Once you're settled in, we'll kick off the evening with our kafana hopping tour. This will be a fantastic opportunity to dive into the local culture, as we'll visit several restaurants in one of Skopje's most lively areas. Each stop will offer a different dishes and drinks πŸ₯—πŸΈ, all included in the price. This will be a great way for us all to get to know each other while experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of Skopje. 🀩
2

Matka Canyon Trail

Day 2-3
On the second day we will visit some of the best tourist attractions in Skopje: ➑ The Vodno mountain offering an amazing overview of the capital: either with a cable car ride to the top of it or hiking ➑ The Matka canyon, a wonderful nature sight where we will take a boat trip or kayaks to the Vrelo cave (arguably the deepest in the world). Plenty of other activities are available on site: hiking, visiting old monasteries or simply having a nice drink/lunch and enjoying the beauty of this touristic area. ✨ 🌟 Special, optional activity --> Imagine soaring gently above the city of Skopje, with the majestic mountains and historic city below you. It's an experience that will leave you breathless and craving more. So why not seize the opportunity to make your visit to Macedonia truly extraordinary with a thrilling paragliding excursion? If you're feeling adventurous and paragliding sounds exciting to you - there's an opportunity to experience it in Skopje! πŸͺ‚
3

Kozjak

Day 3-4
We will start the morning with a walking sightseeing tour of Skopje where we will visit the Macedonia square, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Skopje Fortress Kale, the old Bazaar with its' mid-15th century han buildings: Suli An & Kapan Han and much more. πŸŒ† We will then continue towards Kozjak - another beautiful spot in Skopje offering an amazing viewpoint of the Kozjak Lake. After a short hike we will have a beautiful view where a gorgeous sunset/sunrise can be seen from the top overlooking the lake. It is a perfect picnic spot as well. 🏞 In the late afternoon hours, we will be heading towards one of the best vineyards in Macedonia (outside of Skopje). We will have wine tasting, as well as a delicious lunch there (included in the price). In the evening we will drive back to Skopje. πŸ₯‚
4

Skopje

Day 4
Checking out. On this day, depending on your flight departure time - we can have nice breakfast/lunch together and be open and flexible for different activities. I will then of course take you all back to the airport. Hate to say it - but our trip will end here. Nevertheless, I will be looking forward to having other trip adventures together again in the future. πŸ’•
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments
4 days trip
Skopje, Matka Canyon Trail & 2 more
Transportation
Other
What's excluded?
Food and drinks - partially*
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