Lake Matka, Skopje

4.6
Explore a canyon filled with monasteries, medieval ruins, and natural caves at Lake Matka, Macedonia's first artificial lake. Stop by the lake and make your way around the rocky terrain surrounding it, one of the country's most popular areas for hiking. Peek into a few of the numerous of caves dotting the canyon, the deepest of which stretches back 176 m (577 ft) into the rock. Alternatively, hop aboard a kayak or raft and see the locale by water. Don't miss paying a visit to the series of medieval churches along the way, including several right along the water dating as far back as the 14th century. Lake Matka is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Skopje Edition.
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  • The boat ride to the cave is not worth too much, they are small and poorly preserved. But it's worth taking the day out in the river, bathing or canoeing. It draws attention to the amount of rubbish in the area.
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  • Must see in Skopje but on a clear weather day. Boat ride and visit to the cave is nice too. A nice walk, scenic beauty, crowded during summer. But, infrastructure is terrible. We came by car from Ohri...  more »
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  • It is about 25km from Skopje, very narrow canyon and the locals made a wall, if not wrong in 1938, so it is a local attraction now. Very crowded during weekends.
  • Very beautiful lake!!! I enjoyed in the time i spend it in these place!!! If you doing photography here is a place that you would like to consider coming!!! It is relaxing and perfect for making very beautiful photos!!! And i believe it will worth your time to come visit these place!!!
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