Travel ideas in North Macedonia
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5 reasons to go to North Macedonia
A trip to North Macedonia is a journey and an adventure into the unknown … North Macedonia is a pearl of the Balkan region! Here are our 5 reasons to discover this country!
An exclusive destination
North Macedonia is an unknown tourist destination, yet visitors who take the plunge and try the experience, discover a beautiful and incredible country for an unforgettable vacation…. In particular Ohrid which in summer offers the perfect recipe for a successful holiday thanks to its lake, its beaches, its atmosphere and its many music festivals!
North Macedonia is ideal for nature lovers, the country has three national parks (Mavrovro, Galichitsa and Pellister) which are incredible breeding grounds for flora and fauna, it is a great alternative for visitors wanting to disconnect from reality !
The country has a unique wine wealth in the region, offering an unknown range of grape varieties. Come and discover Macedonian red grape varieties such as stanouchina, prokoupets, vranets, kratochia and kadarka or even white grape varieties such as smederevka and joupyanka
The country is very cheap and the prices are low. Visitors can have a good time with many services (kayaking, paragliding, diving, etc.) for reasonable prices.
Skopje and its surroundings
Visiting the Macedonian capital is a real experience in itself that is worth the detour. Skopje is a mix between the future and the past which makes the city paradoxical and atypical for visitors. Matka Canyon is a must see in the country and is located only 15 minutes from the capital!
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You will like
- The town and lake of Ohrid classified as a UNESCO heritage
- The three national parks of Galicica, Mavrovo and Pelister
- Savor local gastronomy and wine
- The multitude of sports activities
- First-rate historical and religious heritage
When to go
It is best to visit the country in spring and summer, so you can enjoy the mild temperatures and longer days.
Citizens of the European Union can enter the country without a passport, but with only an identity card valid for at least three months.
The European health insurance card gives you access to basic services in the country. Otherwise, it is advisable to take out private insurance. The emergency number is 194 for calling ambulances. The one to contact the police is 192.
From Paris, tickets can be found for around 200 euros round trip if you buy in advance, however, it will require a stopover. If you buy them at the last minute, it will be a little more expensive: around 300 euros.
No time difference between France and Macedonia.
The official language of Macedonia is Macedonian, spoken by around 2 million people worldwide. It has great similarities to Bulgarian and Serbian, in addition to being written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The Albanian language is also spoken in certain regions of Macedonia.
Address and useful numbers
French Embassy in Macedonia
Todor Aleksandrov 165, 73-1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel: +389 (2) 324 43 00
Macedonian Embassy in France
5 rue de la Faisanderie 75116 Paris
Phone: 01 45 77 10 50
Telephone and internet
Telephone code to call to Macedonia: +389.
Internet is common in the main cities of Macedonia, but it will be more difficult to find in rural areas. Recently, the government made an effort and installed small free WIFI points in rural areas providing everyone (residents and visitors) with internet access.
In Macedonia, as in most European countries, the current is 230V. No adapter required.