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How to Spend 3 Days in Skopje

How to Spend 3 Days in Skopje

If you have three days in Skopje, combine the best of the city with a trip that goes farther afield. After getting the basics of Macedonian history and culture, hit the road for the gorgeous Ohrid region, where medieval churches line a picturesque lake. Add some food, wine, and modern art for the perfect 3-day trip. Here’s how to plan.

 

Day 1: City Sightseeing and Traditional Culture

Since Skopje’s historic center is packed with sights, you can cover key spots in a day of exploring; guided tours offer a window into the deeply layered history here. Along the typical route, you’ll see the winding streets of the Old Bazaar, which is packed with souvenir shops, mosques, and Ottoman-era baths. Then, cross over the landmark Stone Bridge into Macedonia Square. Other highlights include the hilltop Kale Fortress, the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and the Warrior on a Horse statue. In the evening, keep the energy high with a trip to one of Skopje’s traditional restaurants, dining on hearty Macedonian fare. Some taverns, known askafanas, also feature singers and dancers, which can turn a simple meal into a fun night on the town.

Day 2: Ohrid Region Day Trip

The waters of Lake Ohrid make a scenic backdrop for this area’s historic churches and fishing villages, making Ohrid among the best day trips from Skopje. To cover as much ground as possible, consider a guided tour to minimize time spent in transit. While options vary, popular stops include Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, Saint Sophia church, the National Ohrid Museum, and the Byzantine artwork on display in the Icon Gallery. 

With narrow, cobblestone streets and traditional architecture, the lakeside town of Ohrid is another highlight: Stroll the Old Quarter to find charming cafés, souvenir shops, and hundreds of churches. From there, make your way to one of Ohrid’s beaches, which are ideal for enjoying a sunset drink before returning to Skopje.

 

Day 3: Food, Drink, and Art

With your final day in Skopje, delve into the city’s creative cuisine and artwork, starting with a tiny cup of Turkish-style coffee at an old fashioned café. Next, choose a Skopje art museum—options range from classic to contemporary. You’ll find cutting-edge works at the Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia near the Old Bazaar, while the National Gallery of Macedonia has paintings, icons, and abstract art housed in Chifte Hamam, a 15th-century bathhouse. After the museum, check out some local galleries. Their frequently changing exhibits keep a fresh perspective on local art, and favorites include the Acanthus Gallery and the Gral Gallery. In the afternoon and evening, focus on food and drink, whether you’re visiting local bakeries for savory pastries, taking a cooking class, joining a gourmet walking tour, attending a wine tasting, or securing tickets for a dinner show.

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Kosovo Day Trip: Pristina and Prizren Tour from Skopje

Kosovo Day Trip: Pristina and Prizren Tour from Skopje

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Visiting Kosovo’s main cities of Pristina and Prizen from Macedonia can be tricky unless you hire a car. On this full-day tour, travel comfortably by air-conditioned minivan from your Skopje accommodation and meet your guide in Pristina. Visit landmarks like the Monastery of Gracanica, the Kosovo National Library, the Open Air Archaeological Park, Carshi Mosque, Gazimestan Tower, and more. Head to Prizen and take a walking tour of the Ottoman-era Old Town.
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  • 10 hours
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$60.84
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Kosovo Day trip from Skopje

Kosovo Day trip from Skopje

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The driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje. This full day tour will start with a visit to a beautiful medieval monastery in Grachanica (90 km, approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Skopje), rebuilt in 1321 on the foundations of an Orthodox church from the 6th century. Then, we drive to Kosovo’s capital Prishtina (20 minutes from Grachanica). We will be able to visit the 26m high clock tower and the National Library. In the Independent House of Kosovo we will find out the story of the former president Ibrahim Rugova in the campaign for independence from Serbia, and see the Newborn Monument from 2008, when Kosovo declared its independence. Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque and Jashar Pasha Mosque are two beautiful Ottoman mosques and famous local attractions. Somewhere on the way, we will have lunch. In the end, we drive back to Skopje and will drop you off in any location of your preference in Skopje.
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  • 8 hours
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$132.62
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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

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Explore the Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon on this half-day tour from Skopje. Travel from the historic Skopje Fortress to Vodno Mountain with a guide, then take the cable car to the Millennium Cross — widely considered among Skopje top attractions. Explore the village of Gorno Nerezi and admire beautiful Byzantine frescoes in the Church of St Panteleimon. Head deep into the Matka Canyon — home to ancient caves and medieval monasteries — then travel in comfort to Porta Macedonia.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Transfer Skopje Airport to Ohrid or Vice Versa

Private Transfer Skopje Airport to Ohrid or Vice Versa

This is a one way transfer from Skopje Airport to Ohrid (or vice versa) by private car or minivan driven by a professional English speaking driver.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Wine Tasting Tour in Family winery Kartal in Skopje

Wine Tasting Tour in Family winery Kartal in Skopje

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KARTAL winery has been founded as a result of family tradition as well as deep respect for wine and grapevine. Our mission is to continue the bond between nature and mankind through nectar from Gods. Our winery, which is located in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, has a small capacity of 100.000 liters per year, the most contemporary wine processing and riping equipment as well as carefully chosen grapes from our vineyards enable very high quality and pleasure with every drop of wine. Mergence of tradition and science is an ideal combination which our enologists have turned into perfection. These excellently balanced wines, their sort characteristics, fruit nuances and the love devoted deserve your attention. Every single bottle that has been caressed by our staff thousand times has witnessed changes in mood, reaching frontiers of the mind, years of hard work, passing of seasons and patient but steady fulfillment of the ultimate goal.
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  • 2 hours
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Mavrovo Day Trip from Skopje

Mavrovo Day Trip from Skopje

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The naturally beautiful region of Mavrovo can be tricky to visit from Skopje without hiring a car. On this full-day tour, visit with ease and learn about the area from a guide. Depart from your Skopje hotel and learn about Mavrovo and its National Park on the way. Visit the monasteries of St. Jovan Bigorski and Rajcica and admire the stalactites and stalagmites at Sharko Cave. Enjoy a traditional Macedonian lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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Skopje Old and New Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Skopje Old and New Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Want a comprehensive look at Skopje with the benefit of your own guide? This private half-day walking tour provides a complete round-up of the sights with the personalized insight of a private guide. Discover the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman heritage of Macedonia’s capital and explore both sides of the city: seeing the ‘Skopje 2014’ monuments, Macedonia Square, Stone Bridge, Old Bazaar, Kale Fortress, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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$68.65
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Food by Foot Skopje City Tour

Food by Foot Skopje City Tour

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Knowing that besides the best and most important things to see, people always want to experience the authentic food of the place, want to know about the eating habits of the citizens, we have created our latest product – FOOD BY FOOT SKOPJE TOUR, that is a blend of both, a pleasant and interesting walk through the story of Old and New Skopje while stopping to taste some great local food of Skopje’s food scene, 3-4 hours of fun with tasty bites of the town! Join us as we make a whirlwind tour of Skopje’s food, drink and history scene. It is more than just a food tour, it is a chance to get to know the people, the lifestyle, the history, the ups and downs of the city, a chance to learn about the food you are eating, the drink in your hand and the city around you!
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  • 4 hours
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$39.95
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Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

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See the highlights of Skopje and its surrounds in one day on this private tour. Leave the city and ride a cable car up Mt. Vodno to admire its Millennium Cross before a visit to the nearby fresco-coated St. Pantelejmon Church and scenic Matka Canyon. Then, return to Skopje for a comprehensive city walking tour, viewing must-sees like the Stone Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Macedonia Square. Private air-conditioned transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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$119.81
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Skopje Airport Shuttle Service

Skopje Airport Shuttle Service

Order a shuttle between the Skopje airport and your address in Skopje or vice versa. Drive a clean and comfortable car with a professional driver that will help with your luggage.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
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Skopje Airport Private Transfer for up to 3 Passengers

Skopje Airport Private Transfer for up to 3 Passengers

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Skopje Airport arrivalsClients will be met at arrival hall with a personalized sign with they names. We provide full luggage assistance. Clients will have full assistance until they reach the hotel reception desk.ORSkopje Airport departuresClients will be met in the hotel reception area at a prearranged time. Upon the arrival at the airport, the clients will be dropped off at front terminal building.
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  • 25 minutes
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Skopje Walking Tour

Skopje Walking Tour

Touring Skopje independently may leave you only scratching the surface of the city’s history and cultural heritage. This small-group walking tour ensures a deeper and wider appreciation, with a guide to show you around the new city center and old quarter. Explore the main square, Mother Teresa Memorial House, and Stone Bridge; and delve into the Ottoman-style Old Bazaar district, all while hearing detail and history you’d miss if alone.
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  • 2 hours
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Sofia City tour from Skopje

Sofia City tour from Skopje

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If you want to explore a little further, this is one of the tours that will take you out of Macedonia, and into Bulgaria, to see and experience its capital, Sofia. Although, it’s a longer ride, we will be able to visit the most significant monuments and sites in Sofia, and enjoy in a tasteful lunch and coffee in one of the restaurants in the Central Square.
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  • 13 hours
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Transfer Skopje to Tirana with Half Day Tour of Ohrid

Transfer Skopje to Tirana with Half Day Tour of Ohrid

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Break up your travel from Skopje to Tirana with a half-day tour of Ohrid. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle from your Skopje hotel to Lake Ohrid. With a guide, explore the harbor area and the many churches that dot the town, including St. Sophia, St. Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious, and St. Pantelejmon. After your tour, continue on to your Tirana hotel.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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From Skopje private tour of National Park Mavrovo and Ohrid

From Skopje private tour of National Park Mavrovo and Ohrid

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Discover the treasures of Skopje, Mavrovo, and Ohrid with your own private guide on this day-long tour. Visits to the National Park Mavrovo, Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski, and Lake Ohrid are all included, along with commentary about Macedonia's history and sights from your guide. Explore the winding streets of Ohrid city during a walking tour around its churches, theaters, and markets, and then finish the day with a drop-off at your Skopje hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Skopje Nis, Serbia - One day tour

Skopje Nis, Serbia - One day tour

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Visiting Nis from Skopje can be tricky without hiring a car. On this full-day tour, travel from your Skopje hotel in a private transfer and admire the scenic views on the drive. Accompanied by a guide, visit Medijana and spend time among the Roman ruins. Take time to stroll around Nis and stop by many of the city’s historical highlights.
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  • 10 hours
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Private transfer Skopje Sofia or vice versa

Private transfer Skopje Sofia or vice versa

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This services included a Shuttle taxi from Skopje to Sofia or vise versa. We will pick up you from your address in Skopje (or Sofia) and make a transfer to Sofia (or Skopje). We organize this trip with car for maximum 3 persons or van with maximum 8 persons.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$194.68
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Ohrid Full Day Tour from Skopje

Ohrid Full Day Tour from Skopje

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Visit Ohrid with ease from Skopje on this full-day tour. Depart from your Skopje hotel in a private vehicle. Admire the beauty of Lake Ohrid and learn about the area’s history from your guide. Visit the area’s many churches, including St. Sophia, St. Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious, and Plaoshnik, as well as the Roman amphitheater.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$66.92
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Full-Day Private Bitola, Stobi, and Wine Tasting Tour from Ohrid

Full-Day Private Bitola, Stobi, and Wine Tasting Tour from Ohrid

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Enjoy Macedonia’s historic monuments, fine wines and delicious cuisine on a private full-day tour from Ohrid. Explore the historic town of Bitola, visit the Paeonian ruins of ancient Stobi, then indulge in a delicious wine tasting lunch at the Popova Kula winery in Demir Kapija.
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  • 9 hours
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$169.61
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Private transfer Skopje Tirana or vice versa

Private transfer Skopje Tirana or vice versa

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This services included a Shuttle taxi from Skopje to Skopje Tirana or vise versa. We will pick up you from your address in Skopje (or Tirana) and make a transfer to Tirana (or Skopje). We organize this trip with car for maximum 3 persons or van with maximum 8 persons.
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  • 5 hours
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$283.91
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Tirana City tour from Skopje (with a stop in Ohrid)

Tirana City tour from Skopje (with a stop in Ohrid)

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On this tour, you can admire the large differences between Macedonia and Albania, in the landscape, culture, art... Until recently, Albania was a very closed country, and now it is a popular travel destination. Although it is a longer ride, it is worth it.
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  • 14 hours
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$278.45
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Skopje Countryside Private Half-Day Tour with Mt. Vodno and Matka Canyon

Skopje Countryside Private Half-Day Tour with Mt. Vodno and Matka Canyon

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Discover the natural and historical highlights around Skopje on this half-day private tour. With a private guide, ride the cable car to the Millennium Cross on the summit of Mt. Vodno, and admire the bird’s-eye views down over Skopje. Next, see the Byzantine frescoes at St. Pantelejmon Church in Gorno Nerezi, and visit the Matka Canyon, a photoworthy steep-sided river gorge. Includes Skopje hotel pickup and drop-off, private transport, cable car, and St. Pantelejmon admission.
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  • 4 hours
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$92.35
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Transfer Skopje to Sofia with Rila Monastery Tour

Transfer Skopje to Sofia with Rila Monastery Tour

Make the most your trip from Skopje to Sofia with a one-way transfer that includes a guided tour of Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site set high among the Rila Mountains. Visiting Rila Monastery on a day-trip from Skopje—or Sofia—would require hours on the road, but adding a stop to your trip between the two capital cities is a great way to explore without the extra drive time.
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  • 6 hours
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$352.85
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Private transfer Skopje Pristina or vice versa

Private transfer Skopje Pristina or vice versa

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This services included a Shuttle taxi from Skopje to Skopje Pristina or vise versa. We will pick up you from your address in Skopje (or Pristina) and make a transfer to Pristina (or Skopje). We organize this trip with car for maximum 3 persons or van with maximum 8 persons.
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  • 2 hours
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$121.67
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$121.67
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