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Lake Matka

Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #1 of 38 Attractions in Skopje
Type: Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: Lake Matka is situated on the northern side of Skopje  in the SARAJ municipality. It is very easy to get to Mataka. Many local buses go to the... more »
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Troisdorf, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you have approx. 4 hours in Skopje it makes sense to visit Lake Matka (of course if the weather is good...). Take a boat trip and have a dinner in nearby restaurants.

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Athens, Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A beautiful artificial lake no more than half an hour from Skopje, so really worthy a visit. Be careful not to miss the small brown signs on your right (we did and we had to do back and forth!) Yet the scenery compensates. We walked along the river and also had an hour-long boat cruise, including a visit to one... More

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Dingli, Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The mountains, the caves, the cold water , the athmosphere and the relaxing walk 100 % recomended for those who love nature peace

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not very easy to find by car, but a highlight around Skopje! Ty it out for a few hours of quitness! Good for a trip.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A brilliant place, a real get-away from the city mess. Not recommended during weekends butt definitely a "must see"

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Northampton
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a brilliant place to visit, and definitely a 'must see' if you are staying in Skopje for more than a day. The scenery is quite breathtaking and there is the opportunity to go on plenty of hikes. We went on a week day, and apparently it gets crowded at weekends - so it is probably best to avoid... More

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Sydney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fantastic place. Stunning scenery & gorgeous views of the mountains & lake. We took a boat ride along the lake. Absolutely amazing views. Beautiful greenery everywhere. The restaurant there is wonderful also. Wonderful food with fantastic views. A must see. Highly recommend you see this gorgeous place. Loved it..

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good for rock climbing. Many enthusiasts have lost their lives trying to conquer the rock. I usually ride my bicycle to the area. One should wear a shirt or something decent passing through Islamic areas.

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Mahon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a beautiful place, it has a parking and you just walk for 15 minutes to the entrance. There you can have a boat trip through the canyon and visit a cave and some monestries or you can walk next to the lake. Boat trip it's cheap and great value.

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Skopje, Karpos, Macedonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice place, relaxing nature, good for hiking, restaurant good but too much for the space.A nice traditional space would be better and cuisine as well. The service at the restaurant is much better then the last year, snd there are some other improvements.A bote ride is nice to, and a visi to the caves, but be prepeared to experiance a... More

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