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Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon

1. Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon

During this half-day spent in nature, you will feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Matka Canyon is one of the most popular outdoor destinations surrounding Skopje. You will find many species of plants, animals and butterflies will make you want to come again! Sit back and relax by the lake with a spectacular view on the cliffs in front of you can rent a kayak and try your kayaking skills, or go on a boat tour and admire the tranquility of the canyon. Visit Vrelo Cave or simply explore the beautiful nature all around you. You can also enjoy a nice meal on the terrace of the restaurant overlooking the lake. 

From Skopje: Berovo Full Day Tour and Hike

2. From Skopje: Berovo Full Day Tour and Hike

In the eastern part of Macedonia, at an altitude of 800 to 900 meters and at the foot of Malesevski mountains is Berovo – a small mountain town. Berovo and Malesevija are small regions, but they represent a unique combination of almost untouched nature, cultural heritage, ethnography, traditional music and handicrafts. Your tour starts from Skopje early in the morning, from where you will drive to eastern Macedonia (around 2.5 hours) and arrive in Berovo at around 09.30-10.00. Take some free time for rest and to enjoy nature. After that, start your walking tour: a 12 kilometer hike that begins from the hotel “Manastir” and ends at the “Klepalo” sheepfold. You will walk next to the Berovo Lake, which is a great place for kayaking and fishing. Its dam was built in 1970, one of the highest arch dams in Macedonia. Walking on the colorful meadows you can taste different forest fruits and gather many different herbs for preparing a tea. You will have a traditional lunch prepared with eco-products from your surroundings when you finish at the sheepfold. Then begin your return journey and arrive back in Skopje around 21:00. 

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What people are saying about Skopje

The boat ride is 20 minutes each way.The climb to the cave is arduous.I would advise any over 60s to wait in the boat.The cave is a pleasant experience partially lit in coloured lights.The guide was pleasant and informative about Neolithic and Macedonian history.

The tour was wonderful. The tour guide was great, so knowledgeable about everything to do with the history of Matka and the architecture. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to see some of the beauty and nature on offer in Macedonia.

A really good trip! The guide picked us up, took us to the Matka Gorge and told us about nature. It was clear that he knew a lot and had been hiking the canyon for the past 25 years. All in all a really good experience.

Excellent guide, excellent driver, excellent restaurant for lunch (Monastier)

It's fantastic so beautiful there, great experience also the cave