Lake Matka

Lake Matka, Skopje: Address, Phone Number, Lake Matka Reviews: 4.5/5

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Zlatko M
Belgrade, Serbia76 contributions
May 2022
Very nice peace of nature. Dam was built on the river Treska back in 30s. You can have a long walk by the lake (it is a bit slippery or rough in some parts, make sure to wear proper shoes for hiking), have a break at the cafe-restaurant and take a boat ride.
We didn’t take a ride, but we were told that the right pick would be a longer and a bit more expensive ride which makes stop at the cave by the lake.
If you get there a bit earlier (till 11 AM) even on the weekend, there shouldn’t be problem with the parking (at least in May)
Written May 10, 2022
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El Liron Salvaje
Bucharest233 contributions
Jan 2022
If you've ever been through the Danube gorge between Serbia and Romania, it's quite similar, although this one is much smaller. A boat ride with a stop by Vrelo cave
takes about an hour all in all (with about 35-40 mins spent on the water). Cost is 400 denars per person. One boat can accommodate up to 20 people.

Vrelo cave is one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe and the world (it is a must see!). Of course you will be exploring only the bit above the ground, so no worries. Interesting fact: its deepest point hasn't been reached yet.
Written January 4, 2022
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bg564
Windhoek, Namibia702 contributions
Feb 2021
Went on a weekday so it wasn't too crowded. Nice path along the lake going up to where the cave is. There were a couple of restaurants so we were able to stop and get coffee and take a break. Very nice nature and peaceful especially when it isn't too crowded.
Written December 20, 2021
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Clara S
Madrid, Spain90 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
It's a beautiful and peaceful path for walking and see the viewing. It's quite full of tourist but as everywhere you go jaja
Written October 18, 2021
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@Veg Style Travel
London, UK90 contributions
Sep 2021
A short bus ride (approx 45 mins) out of the city centre on bus 60 and we arrived a short walk from the canyon water.
We enjoyed strolling along the paths and then kayaking in the calm water.
Written October 1, 2021
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Igor_Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia5 contributions
Aug 2021
I came alone ... beautiful nature ... Boat trip 20-25 minutes ... No one word about Canyon Matka from the Boat master ... OK, may be I expected too much .... But, yes ... beautiful ...
Written August 14, 2021
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robmmmkay
Basingstoke, UK130 contributions
Jul 2021
The lake is absolutely beautiful, and so are the restaurants and monasteries around there - and the boat ride to the cave is certainly a highlight not to be missed. It does get very busy at the lake, parking is difficult (even access via taxi) so there's plenty of walking and it gets hot! But regardless, don't miss it!
Written August 2, 2021
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Matvl
4,232 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Matka Lake and canyon is a very picturesque area. Come armed with your bathing suit, the water is very cold but great for a dip. A couple of restaurant options and boats, canoes and so on available for hire. Bit of a rubbish road to get to the top and it is very busy on summer weekends; and unfortunately a fair bit of rubbish about. But still worth the visit.
Written July 31, 2021
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DGMSimoes
Lisbon, Portugal58 contributions
Jul 2021
Great place to enjoy nature by the lake. Just a few km away from Skopje we can find this natural beauty.
Boat trip in the lake is quite affordable and very enjoyable
Written July 13, 2021
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Traveler
4 contributions
Jul 2021
Its an amazing place to visit in Skopje, you can hike you can do a bit of kayaking, the views are amazing!
Written July 9, 2021
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