Balkan Peninsula is a part of Europe which attracts attention with its natural beauty, but also with the specific habits of the people who cherish tradition and aspire to be part of modern society. Some countries are already members of the European Union. With a well-developed infrastructure and tourist destinations, the Balkans is visited by millions of tourists every year.
Macedonia is a landlocked country located in Southeast Europe, in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula. It constitutes a half of the larger geographical region of Macedonia, known by the Alexander the Great. Macedonia has just over two million inhabitants, the majority population is ethnic Macedonian and Orthodox but there is also a significant Albanian Muslim minority followed by Turks, Serbs and some other nationalities. Climate is transitional from Mediterranean to continental. It is a great place where you can relive the spirit of the people through their hospitality, but also to enjoy in some of the tourist centers.
The country's abundance of natural and cultural attractions make it an attractive destination of visitors. It is an excellent starting point for tours through several countries around like Greece to the south, Albania to the west, Bulgaria to the east, Serbia and Kosovo to the north and readily available are the countries on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro and Croatia, including Bosnia and Herzegovina in some of the round trips.
Tourist communication is enabled through the airports in Skopje and Ohrid, but also through the relatively close airports in the neighboring countries. The main characteristics of the Macedonian tourist area are: transit tourism, convenient mountain conditions for winter sports, thermal mineral springs and also our beautiful lakes which provide excellent conditions for summer stationary tourism.
Macedonian traditional cuisine includes many dishes that vary from region to region. Typical Macedonian food resembles the food of the southern Balkans, meaning loads of grilled meat (known as skara). What is typical and characteristic of the Macedonian cuisine is the widely famous ajvar, pindzur, shopska salata (a mixed salad) beans, musaka, cabbage rolls, homemade pie, vegetable casserole… Rakija is a strong grape brandy that has the best claim to be Republic's national beverage. There are also many breweries which brew good-tasting beer. The wine is one of the symbols of the Macedonian land, therefore Macedonians boast the largest winery in the Balkan area.
Rare natural beauties, preserved old architecture but and modern urban cities also, traditional delicious food and specially selected wines, fresh fruits and vegetables, many festivals and events during the whole year and the hospitality of the people as well are sufficient reason for Macedonia to be your next destination. WELCOME!