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Lake Matka

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Address: Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon
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An amazing peace of nature

Matka is an amazing piece of nature. I strongly recommend it if you need to just get out of the city rush for couple of days. However avoid the weekends if you want to have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Matka is an amazing piece of nature. I strongly recommend it if you need to just get out of the city rush for couple of days. However avoid the weekends if you want to have a peaceful time. If you are an adventurer you should definitely take the long walk from the beginning of the canyon and just enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful cliffs and great walking trail. Definelty worth a visit for a day. You can rent kiacks or take a boat ride. There is a bar restaurant and small hotel.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short 1/2 hr drive gets you to some fresh air and beautiful scenery. Great hiking trails and a boat ride to the underground caves. The restaurant has good food at a fair price. We had a large group and the service was great.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only half an hour taxi ride from central Skopje, the gorge is beautiful and definitely worth a hike down a path cut from a vertical cliff.

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Thank Alexander P
Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place in Skopje, If you need to spend one summer day in skopje dont lose Matka lake - very nice, hard to park, take a boat to seal around

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, probably best to go when it's warmer and the nature is blooming, but even in March the nature was stunning. Definitely recommend to pay some Denar (400) to take the boat that brings you to the cave. You are brought to the stairs leading to the cave. The cave is quite small but impressive and a... More 

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Thank Cynthia V
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nature around is amazing,its ideal for hiking and exploring the nature area of the lake. Prepare to spend more than 2 hours at this place, nice restaurant where you can relax after your exploring.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit of a hike to get to the end part but every bend and twist there's something new to look at, the restaurant at the end which has pretty good food and good friendly service and looks amazing with all the flowers, mountains and the lake. There are some monasteries on the way you should stop and take... More 

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Thank RobertMarkovski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Canyon and Lake Matka during the winter and it was beautiful. Definitely a "must go" in Skopje. There is a restaurant there, where you can have a nice coffee and eat something while having the most amazing view. It's a 40 minutes trip from the center, so you need to have an afternoon available to go there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful day spent at Lake Matka, we caught the public bus 60 from the main station (the bus station is next to the service station). the bus isn't that frequent, so make sure you check before you turn up (there was one at 8.45 and 10.30 when we went). Bus took 45 mins. We did the boat trip which was... More 

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