view-countries.phtml

Macedonia - A view from our expert author


Macedonia

Macedonia is not a place of extremes, but it is an area of intoxicating untold stories.

Macedonia

If you care to scratch the surface, you’ll find a Macedonia brimming with history and beautiful scenery.

Macedonia

Its outdoors is its jewel: bijou, pristine and almost untouched.

Macedonia

There is much more to discover in Macedonia if you veer off the tarred and hardened road.

Most people don’t even know where Macedonia is and it was once described to me as the greatest ‘non-destination’ country. But if you care to scratch the surface, you will find a Macedonia brimming with history, artefacts, rich local culture and beautiful scenery.


Read The author’s take

Long buffeted by the struggles of the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia is emerging as one of the most entrancing corners of Europe. A captivating blend of the ancient and the brand new, the country’s crumbling mountain monasteries and rustic hostelries are as much a part of its charm as its excessive new monuments and nascent boutique vineyards. Sip heady cocktails beside the crystal-clear waters of Lake Ohrid, immerse yourself in Skopje’s burgeoning café culture or discover the hidden hot springs dotted around the country, all of which make Macedonia a traveller's tale like no other and worth more than just a pit-stop on a trip to somewhere else.

Thammy Evans

Back to the top


Macedonia articles

View all

13 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 13 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular? 

Read more...

Five reasons to visit Macedonia

Macedonia might not necessarily be on your list of European destinations to visit, but it certainly should be.

Read more...

The Devširme tax and the Janissaries

Author Thammy Evans discusses this controversial historical levy.

Read more...

Related guides and other books

View all