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Skopje Countryside Private Half-Day Tour with Mt. Vodno and Matka Canyon

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  • E-Ticket
  • Private Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 4 hr

You enjoy being in nature, you want to know and see more than the usual, you want an experience beyond what every tourist does in Skopje, then go for Skopje’s surrounding beauties and visit Millenium Cross and Canyon Matka ! During this half-day spent in nature you will feel as been somewhere far from the city but not a dozen kilometres away from it! Our experienced guide, with a cable-car system, will take you up to the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno, for a spectacular panoramic view on Skopje, the tour will also take you to the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi, at St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art, and last but not least – the canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants, animals and butterflies.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Mountain of Vodno

Vodno is a mountain in Macedonia. It is located in the northern part of the country, to the southwest of the capital city Skopje. The highest point of the mountain is at Krstovar peak, on 1066 meters and the submontane is on 337 meters.

Stop At: Millennium Cross

The Millennium Cross is a 66-metre tall cross situated on the top of Vodno Mountain in North Macedonia and is 15 kilometers outside the capital city Skopje. It is one of the tallest crosses in the world

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Panteleimon

At St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Matka Canyon

Matka is a canyon located west of central Skopje, North Macedonia. Covering roughly 5,000 hectares, Matka is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Macedonia and is home to several medieval monasteries. The Matka Lake within the Matka Canyon is the oldest artificial lake in the country.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Porta Macedonia aka Gate Macedonia

Porta Macedonia is a triumphal arch located on Pella Square in Skopje, North Macedonia. Construction started in 2011 and was completed in January 2012. The arch is 21 meters in height.

Duration: 1 minutes