North Macedonia, Mavrovo - Mavrovo National Park

Our route

Ohrid - Mavrovo National Park - Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery - Tetovo - Skopje - Matka Canyon - Kratovo - Kuklica - Blace (border crossing to Kosovo)

Radozhda (border crossing from Albania) - Ohrid - Sveti Naum Monastery

 

North Macedonia Map

 

Transportation

We rented a car from Hertz, on arrival in Ohryd Airport, North Macedonia (28 euro per day).

North Macedonia, Ohrid - Lake Ohrid

Travel essentials

  • travel dates: 21 - 25 June 2021 (5 days) and 3 - 5 (3 days)
  • accommodation: Jance in Mavrovo (1 night) - Skopje (2 nights) - Matka Canyon (1 night) - Ohrid (2 nights)
  • currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)

Our favourite

Mavrovo

 

Skopje

  • Free Walking Tour with Freetour
  • Great Tourist Guide for Macedonia (in English and Spanish) - Лиде С.(Lide S) - highly recommended!!!
  • Old Town Brewery - great place for beer
  • Boat cruise in Matka Canyon and Vrelo Cave - AMAZING!!!
  • great food in Old Bazaar in the small restaurants: Tetex, Destan, Kosmos

 

Ohrid

 

Tetovo

 

Kratovo

North Macedonia, Galichnik - Orthodox Church

Some prices

At the time of our travel North Macedonia 100 MKD = 1.62 euro (€)

  • SIM card - 299 MKD
  • breakfast in Hotel Tutto for 3 people - 600 MKD
  • ticket to Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery - 2 euro (€)
  • doner kebab in Tetovo for 3 people - 420 MKD
  • lunch at Matka Canyon for 3 people with drinks - 1240 MKD
  • boat trip in Matka Canyon - 400 MKD
  • dinner for 3 in Tetex restaurant in Skopje - 380 MKD
  • 1,5 bottled water - 22 MKD
  • 2 nights in the apartment in Skopje - 3890 MKD
  • motorway toll - 120 MKD
  • full tank of petrol - 1990 MKD
  • breakfast for 3 people in Kratovo - 790 MKD
  • lunch for 3 people in Ohrid - 780 MKD
  • breakfast for 3 people in Ohrid - 1270 MKD
  • lunch for 3 people in Ohrid - 1560 MKD
  • coffee for 3 people in Ohrid - 380 MKD
  • full tank of petrol in Ohrid - 1300 MKD
  • 3 x small bottle of water on the airport - 270 MKD

Our favourite local food

North Macedonia, food - Ajvar, Pepper Spread
North Macedonia, food - Makalo, Garlic Spread
North Macedonia, food - Dolma, Stuffed Wine Leaves
North Macedonia, food - Macedonian Shopksa salad
North Macedonia, food - Ajvar, Pepper Spread
North Macedonia, food - Kebapi, Grilled Minced Meat Sausages
North Macedonia, food - Fried Omlet
North Macedonia, food - Pastrmajlija, Macedonian Pizza
North Macedonia, food - Kebapi, Grilled Minced Meat Sausages
North Macedonia, food - Local Beer
North Macedonia, food - Zelnik, Filo/Phyllo Stuffed Pie
North Macedonia, food - Macedonian Shopksa salad
North Macedonia, food - Macedonian Shopksa salad
North Macedonia, food - Local Wine
North Macedonia, food

North Macedonia, food - Ajvar, Pepper Spread
North Macedonia, food - Makalo, Garlic Spread
North Macedonia, food - Dolma, Stuffed Wine Leaves
North Macedonia, food - Macedonian Shopksa salad
North Macedonia, food - Ajvar, Pepper Spread
North Macedonia, food - Kebapi, Grilled Minced Meat Sausage
North Macedonia, food - Fried Omlet
North Macedonia, food - Pastrmajlija, Macedonian Pizza
North Macedonia, food - Kebapi, Grilled Minced Meat Sausages
North Macedonia, food - Local Beer
North Macedonia, food - Zelnik, Filo/Phyllo Stuffed Pie
North Macedonia, food - Macedonian Shopksa salad
North Macedonia, food - Macedonian Shopksa salad
North Macedonia, food - Local Wine
North Macedonia, food

 

What to do

  • visit stunning Mavrovo National Park
  • visit Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery
  • see a Painted Mosque in Tetovo
  • check out the monuments in Skopje
  • take a boat or kayak trip in Matka Canyon
  • see Stone Dolls in Kuklica
  • walk the old town in Ohrid
  • take a boardwalk to St. Jovan at Kaneo Church
  • take a boat trip to Sveti Naum Monastery