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Lake Matka

Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #1 of 39 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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Purcell, Oklahoma
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi to the canyon and it was very close to the city centre. Once we arrived, there was a nice hike up the river and then a great hike along the water edge. It was cool, sunny and very peaceful. Later on in the afternoon, it became somewhat crowded, so I would think that earlier arrival would... More

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Gent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very nice environment when it is quit, with a little bit fog an less people. Nice to visit for walking, discover caves and kajaking.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Did not expect the views and scenery. There are no sign posts so we were totally surprised to come across a hotel, restaurant and church. The hotel is only open during the summer season. There are fantastic walks along the lake. If you get tired, you can always wave down a passing boat who will pick you for a small... More

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Bitola, Bitola, Macedonia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

One of the most Amazing places i have ever seen! I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone! Macedonia is really becoming a place to see!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lake Matka is a great place to escape busy Skopje for a day. There are several activities around Lake Matka: - Hiking along the lake - Visit the old churches and monasteries around Lake Matka, such as the Church of St Andrea, the Monastery of St Nikola Shishovski, the Monastery of St Bogorodica (Holy Mother of God), and the Church... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Simply incredible. Must see.. I urge all to explore the underground cave and to go diving. Simply fascinating..

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Skopje, Macedonia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

VEry very expensive, staff not very polite, not bothered about the customers. FOod is not anything special

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The scenery is absolutely wonderful, with rocky mountains and mesmerizing green water. There are a lot of fun activities to do in the area, whether you dare to jump of the steep banks and go for a swim, hike in the nearby mountains (we made the 1hour trip up the mountain to the church Sveti Nikola and the view from... More

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Troisdorf, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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