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Lake Matka

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Address: Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

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Awfully long waiting time for the city bus

It is a breathtaking view, you can go down to the caves with a motor boat for £5pp or hire a kayak for £2 or just hike the canyon. There is a very nice restaurant next to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a breathtaking view, you can go down to the caves with a motor boat for £5pp or hire a kayak for £2 or just hike the canyon. There is a very nice restaurant next to the monastery. It's worth taking the time visiting it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Matka is the best place you can visit in skopje. Its a natural gold, Kanyon and the water are wonderful. you can walk or take little boat. Also there is cave Vrelo deepest in Europe

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views from the path around the lake are very nice. Even light wind made a waves on the lake so the rocks weren't mirroring in it but it didn't matter. The combination of rocks and water is very nice. After a few hundreds of meters, there is a restaurant, but it is the most expensive and the most luxury... More 

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Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As this place is also very popular for tourists there were so many waste materials along the pathway. I am so surprised why people left their garbage in such a beautiful place.

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Trebon, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Matka is beautiful canyon, where there was built a barrier creating the lake. It's one of best sights in/around Skopje. Lake is very long and there is magic natural path along it. During walk, you can see mountains which surround and form the canyon; also a lot of beautiful nature - rare plants. In summer, it's quite crowded there, but... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby canyon Matka is a perfect place for weekend get away. Many tourist from around the world. Worth of exploring. Sadly, garbage can be found all over the place.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I rented single kayak for one hour (300 denars) and i did few kilometers. There weren't many people, so it was pretty magical. I didnt make it to the cave but it was really great. I thin it's the best place in whole Skopje region. Highly recommand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Matka canyon, 12 century church, and Vrelo Cave. You can drive almost to the top and a short walk the boat ride. Restaurant located there with beautiful views and Ice Cold Skopsko beer ;)

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard nothing but good about Matka Canoyon, and how we must visit if we are in Skopje: I can understand why as it really is quite beautiful and impressive. The further you walk along the path the quieter it gets apart from occasional boats chugging up the river. However only four stars as the first kilometer of path... More 

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Skopje. A short taxi ride, short walk then a beautiful boat ride up the lake and in to the caves. Breathtaking scenery!

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