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Address: Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Beautiful place to take a nice family hike

We did not go on a boat ride but I definitely will next time. We went with family walked around. We stopped at the restaurant there to have coffee. It was very beautiful nature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We did not go on a boat ride but I definitely will next time. We went with family walked around. We stopped at the restaurant there to have coffee. It was very beautiful nature walk. Very family friendly and fun. We had heard to stay away on the weekend bc it is very busy but when we went it was... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely hike and then a boat ride. This place is so beautiful. When you reach the restaurant area there is a boat docking place where you can rent kayaks and take the boat through the canyon to a cave. The scenery was fantastic! Very little English. Not enough life jackets. But fantastic experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Extremely crowded at weekends but a nice way to spend a morning. I'd recommend going 1st thing in the morning. Spend a few hours and leave b4 it gets crazy. Beautiful hiking path along the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A natural piece of beauty less than 30 minutes from Skopje. The setting, the colour of the lake, the canyon and the places to eat and drink are great. an absolute must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A nice way to spend an afternoon away from the city. The canyon part is very nice indeed. The cave is supposedly the deepest underwater cave in the world, but the above water part is disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The nature is beautiful, but there was a lot of garbage on the way. There is a problem with parking space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The view of the lake is just stunning! Gorgeous blue green water, rocks in splendid colors and beautiful forests. We hiked along the trail that follows the water and every bend in the road promises another beautiful view. We did not make it until the end, because no one could tell us if it would actually lead somewhere (we still... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the best experiences of my Macedonian visit. Long (cca 6km) and safe trail that surrounds the river Treska with beautiful nature and sights. We had our local friends to show us around. The only thing I feel bad about is leaving my sneakers at home. At the beginning of the trail there is a restaurant where you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really lovely lake. It's a little bit spoilt near the bars full of smokers close to the start but walk 10 minutes and you won't see anyone for hours. Getting here is easy just get the number 60 bus from Skopje to the last stop. Takes 40min.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful canyons in Europe, and one of the unique hydro engineering structures. The lake is wonderful, views breathtaking

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