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Lake Matka

Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Skopje
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This only costs 35 denar (about .50 euro) to get there, and you can walk the path in the mountain, or rent kayaks for 300 denar an hour, or get them to take you in a boat to a cave for 400 denar. You have to do this. The canyon is unreal. I would rate this as the number 2... More 

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Nis, Serbia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is something you dont see every day. While aproaching it looks like western movies background. Very nice restaurant by the lake with fresh fish, helpful staff, peacefull ambiente... only thing I didnt like is the junk in the water by the damn. Recomendation

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was in November and it was a bit cold but it is very nice to leave you car a little bit away so that you can walk to the nice restaurant over there.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visit to this natural masterpiece will leave you breathless! Amazing natura, clean air, clear water. I strongly advice the tour by boat. Definetely the best attraction is Skopje.

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lake Matka is probably the most beautiful area of the Balkans, if not all of Europe. With breath-taking views and an easy walking trail right along the lake against the rock-face of the canyon, it is a great way to spend half or a full day. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes because there is some climbing, especially... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very good place to visit, great nature you can climb, take boat to take you across the lake beautiful church on the top

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Berlin, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

People told me that I have to go to Lake Matka when I will be in Skopje and I have to admit - it is really awesome The way to the lake is really easy. You have to take the bis number 60 which starts at the local bus station (close to the international one and the train station) and... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Great nature, delicios food, best wine collection, comfortable, spring is the best period for visiting

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The lake is definitely worth visiting, and so is the restaurant at the beginning of the 5km trail along the lake. Definitely go there earlier in the morning, so you can have enough time to explore, eat some of the delicious dishes at the lake's restaurant, and also catch a both to the cave under the water (for some scuba... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The view and the nature itself are fantastic.... The canyon is beautiful... Must visit thing while in Skopje :)

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