Planning a trip to Skopje, Macedonia

If you are planning to visit Skopje then there are few things that you should take into consideration. If you have a good plan for your trip you will certainly have a great time in one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Europe. First of all, you need to figure out how you will get there, where will you stay, what you can see there and more. By preparing a good plan for a trip you will get back home with some unforgettable memories.

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How to get to Skopje?

There are few days in which you can get to the capital of Macedonia. Most foreign tourists use the only airport in Skopje – Alexander the Great airport. You can use a taxi or a bus to get to Skopje. The airport is located about 25 kilometers from the center f the city. Some tourists take a longer route and use the St. Paul airport in Ohrid – another incredible place in Macedonia.

Transportation in Skopje

People who are not familiar with the types of transportation in Skopje should know that there are several options available. Public transportation options offered in Skopje include taxis and buses. The buses are new and there are special buses for tourists that operate during the weekends. They operate for 24 hours. If you want to try another method of transportation you can use a taxi. Make sure to enter a taxi where the price is metered. You should not negotiate the fee. You can also ask the taxi driver about some of the places you should visit in Skopje. If you want to check only the center of Skopje you can use a carriage located on the Macedonia square in the city center. There are also few electric vehicles designed for tourists and you can always rent a bike which is actually free.

Accommodation in Skopje

Skopje is a big city and you can find many hotels there. Of course, there is no average price when it comes to accommodation, since the prices depend on the offer and location. Those who want to save money can stay out of the center. It is really easy to get to the center and sometimes you can find cheap hotels that are very close to the center and get there on foot. There are few international hotel brands present in Skopje.

What to do in Skopje

Skopje has rich history and if you want to visit some places that have a historical value you should definitely check the Skopje Fortress, the Aqueduct, the church of St. Panteleimon, the church of St. Spas, the Old Bazaar etc. Skopje is home to dozens of interesting museums too and since this is the capital city of Macedonia it is quite natural that there are cultural events on a daily basis.

People who enjoy nightlife will be satisfied with the things Skopje has to offer because there are dozens of bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs that work till morning.