When it comes to the excursion to the Millennium Cross, half of the fun is the panoramic view of Skopje laying in the valley bellow and surrounding mountains you can enjoy on a clear, sunny day and the other half is the ride in the new cable car (operating for 30 minutes, then resting for the next 30 minutes - closed on Mondays).
Once you reach the parking lot half way up Vodno mountain (by your own car - there is a large parking lot there, or by hourly bus marked KPCT = Cross in Macedonian), you can also climb all the way to the cross on foot (it's a very steep climb that will last between one and two hours - bring enough water with you). I've also heard the road to the top is opened to private cars on weekdays, but I can't confirm, so check it for yourself. Anyhow, it's a good idea to avoid a weekend visit in order to avoid the crowds.
It's said that inside the Cross there's a lift that'll bring you to the top - it wasn't functioning when we visited. At the base of the Cross, there are two stands selling a limited choice of drinks and snacks.
Bear in mind it can be windy and chilly even in mid-summer, so bring a jacket with you.
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