Skopje Culinary & nightlife

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Skopje: Half-Day Stobi Wine Tour

1. Skopje: Half-Day Stobi Wine Tour

Depart for Stobi Winery where a professional guide will be waiting for you. There is no better way to get to know the wine and history of this region than by being apart of this Stobi Wine Tour.  Let expert guides introduce you to the basics of wine technology, as well as the wine growing and wine drinking tradition from this area. Find out more about the local wine culture while enjoying the culinary masterpieces of the chefs, always ready to surprise you with traditional Macedonian delicacies or international cuisine specials. Leave Stobi richer from this epicurean experience. Enjoy a winery tour with a professional guide, tasting four of the best wines along with cold snacks such as cheese, yellow cheese and meat specialties like Galichnik. Afterwards, return back to Skopje.

Skopje: City Highlights Tour with Transfer and Food

2. Skopje: City Highlights Tour with Transfer and Food

Explore all the major landmarks of Skopje on this thorough guided tour through the most iconic areas of the city and beyond. Try some delicious local meals and treats as you discover your surroundings with a local expert. Have a lovely start to your day with a coffee at The Dude Specialty and breakfast at a small bakery, where you'll try the famous burek with yogurt. Begin the tour by heading up to Vodno Mountain. Take a thrilling cable car ride to the top to see the Millennium Cross and admire the spectacular views. Continue your drive to Matka Canyon and walk along the bank of the River Treska to reach the Monastery of St. Andrew. Afterward, take a relaxing boat ride to take in the magnificent scenery. Stop by Cave Vrelo, which is full of amazing stalactites and stalagmites and contains two small lakes. Drive back to Skopje and start the walking city tour with a visit to Kale Fortress, then Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and, finally, a stroll through the Old Skopje Bazaar where three caravanserais can still be seen, along with two Turkish baths dating back to the 15th century. Enjoy lunch at Destan, a great traditional kebab restaurant, and try Skopsko, the local beer. After lunch, the tour continues toward the modern part of the city. Cross the Stone Bridge to see numerous statues and monuments, then end your trip with a visit to the Memorial House of Mother Teresa.

Skopje: Guided Kratovo and Kuklica Tour

3. Skopje: Guided Kratovo and Kuklica Tour

After pick up from your accommodation in Skopje, you will begin your tour with a drive to Kratovo, where your local guide will be waiting for you. Your guide will begin to show you the city in his own style, which is bound to be very different from others. You will also have the opportunity to taste plenty of local home-style foods, some of which you will even help prepare. Following this, you will begin a city sightseeing tour where you will visit historical sites such as the church of St. Jovan Pretecha (18th century), the church of St. Nikola Chudotvorec (16th-18th century), the Clock Tower (14th century) the Simkjeva Tower (14th century), the Bazaar Bridge and the Argulichki Bridge. After your city tour visit, you will visit Kuklica, also known as the "Valley of Stone Dolls". According to local lore, a man was once struggling to choose between two women. Not able to make up his mind, he figured he would marry both on the same day and not tell the other. Unluckily for him, during his morning wedding, the second wife came to check out the scene and was horrified upon having to watch her husband’s double-crossing nuptials. In a rage, she cursed the whole wedding party and they turned to stone, where they stood forever and created Kuklica. After finishing your tour, you will return to Skopje.

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What people are saying about Skopje

On our trip to Macedonia we went to Kartal winery. The wine tour started with a lesson how different types of wines are made and afterwards we had the wine tasting of a great selection of white, rose and red wines. Each wine was accompanied by a story about the origin, history and the occasional anecdote of the wine. Besides the wine we were offered tasteful appetizers that went well with the wines. The guide and his brother were very friendly people and the guide made us feel at home in the cozy room where we were sitting. He really gave us a taste of Macedonian hospitality (and of the great wines of course ;)). The tour was delightful and not expensive. At the end we bought two bottles of wine to take with us and the guide gifted us a third bottle, which we are very grateful for. Thank you for the lovely and personal wine tasting experience and we hope to see you next time when we are in Skopje!

My family and I booked a Day trip from Skopje to Nis , Serbia on our vacation . This was a full day trip with a great driver named Mickey #1 and also a great tour guide who showed us The Skull Tower and the Cegar fortress. I’ve never seen anything like the skull tower and the story behind it and also the entrance into the Cegar Fortress was a nice story , walk and tour . After our walking tour our driver took us to a great restaurant where we had delicious local food and wine . Visiting Serbia was definitely a unique experience and we are glad we did it . Special thanks to our driver Micky who brought us water and fruit for our long trip , Micky made it a special day and drove us safely all day .

Jordan is a very friendly and passionate winemaker, always ready to share a lot of meaningful information about the family wine production and the history of North Macedonia. And the wines... Omg, all the six wines we tasted were absolutely great, but the Chardonnay and the Merlot barrique in particular were just incredible. The food pairing with local delicacies was spot on. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone visiting Skopje.

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! We were treated to a very nice lunch with wine pairings overlooking Chateau Sopot's mountain winery. It gets very busy there on the weekends, so it was nice to have a reserved table and a pre-set, traditional Macedonian menu. Our driver, Robert, was absolutely excellent! Very friendly and shared his knowledge about the region and Macedonia in general. Would definitely recommend!

Excellent Lence was extremely knowledgeable about Skopje and really nice! The Kosovo tour guide was great he knows all the best stuff to see and is really great about adjusting the schedule based on what you want to do!