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From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

From US$ 37.24 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Skopje city center and get back to nature in the Matka Canyon. Ride the cable car up Vodno Mountain, see miraculous frescoes of Byzantine art and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a panoramic view of Skopje from the top of Vodno Mountain
  • See amazing frescoes at the Byzantine Church of St. Panteleimon
  • Reconnect with nature in the Matka Canyon
Full description
Depart Skopje and travel in air-conditioned comfort to Vodno Mountain. Ride the cable car up to Millennium Cross on arrival, and enjoy panoramic views back across Skopje from one of the biggest Christian crosses in the world. Take the cable car back down Vodno Mountain to continue to the mountain village of Gorno Nerezi by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the small 12th-century Church of St. Panteleimon on arrival and marvel at the historical frescoes of Byzantine art inside. Next, make your way to the Matka Canyon to enjoy a tasty lunch in a nice restaurant by the lake. Take an optional boat trip to the Vrelo cave or go for a nature walk along the many marked trails. Fill your lungs with fresh country air before the return trip to Skopje, and get dropped off at the triumphal arch of the Porta Macedonia on arrival.
Includes
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Optional entrance to the Church of St. Panteleimon (€2) and St. Andrew's Church (€1), payable on the spot
  • Optional boat ride at the Matka Canyon
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tips and gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour of no more than 15 people
  • Tours operate all year round, whatever the weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Small entrance fees to the Church of St. Panteleimon and St. Andrew's Church are optional and not included in the price but can be purchased during the tour
  • The optional boat ride at Matka Canyon is not included in the price
  • Meals and drinks are not provided
  • Tips are not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 142 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Had an awesome time at Matka Canyon and Vodno Mountain. My tour guide, Vangel, was amazing! He has a lot of knowledge about the history of all the places we visited, and gave me a very culturally rich experience. If you happen to book this tour, I would highly suggest requesting Vangel as your tour guide if he is available.

November 19, 2020

Very intresant trip and professional guide

A half-day trip to Mount Vodno, the Matka Canyon and the Monastery was a great experience. We had a great and knowledgeable guide, Tony, who talked about Macedonian history and modern life. At Matka Canyon you can take a boat trip and a cave tour at an additional cost (7 €), though you will have to choose between the excursion or lunch. The visit to the Panteleimos Monastery is also interesting. Mount Vodno with Millennium Cross offers great views over the city of Skopje

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September 30, 2019

Very nice trip and professional guide

We had a lovely trip with a very nice and professional guide, Tony. Most highly recommended. This is good to know in front of the trip: We went to Matka Canyon first and the vodno mountain at the end. Because of limited time at the Matka Canyon we had to choose between lunch or a boat trip to the Vrelo cave (approx. 1h in total for the boat trip and cave). Our group did split up and some did the boat and some had lunch. We were all happy. You can also walk a very nice and spectacular path along the canyon. Lunch and boat trip is not included. Boat trip to the cave was 7€ per person.

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September 30, 2019

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