Explore 10 of Macedonia's Top Natural and Historic Treasures
Macedonia might be one the world's most fascinating, and underpublicized, places. A former Yugoslavian republic, this tiny country—barely bigger than Vermont—is tucked between Greece, Albania, and Bulgaria on the Balkan Peninsula. Modern-day Macedonia is a melting pot of Persian, Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Serbian, and Soviet flavors. Friends linger over coffee in outdoor cafes as throaty Slavic chatter drifts amid curls of cigarette smoke and clinking glasses of rakija. Rounded domes of Orthodox Christian churches share the skyline with towers of Muslim mosques, limestone-crusted mountains rise over quiet villages, and glittering lakes punctuate the wild countryside. Whether you’re a city-dweller or outdoor adventurer, here are 10 reasons to plan a trip to Macedonia.
<div class="smartbody text parbase section has-p" style="box-sizing: border-box; max-width: 1900px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 0px 354px 0px 0px; position: relative; width: 1020px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: GeoEditRegular, " franklin="" gothic="" medium",="" "franklin="" gothic",="" "itc="" helvetica,="" arial,="" sans-serif;="" font-size:="" medium;"="">