Walking Holidays in Macedonia
Macedonia is a country of 2 million people, once a part of the former Yugoslavia. It has been independent for 10 years and is in the process of revitalising its tourism appeal to countries from further afield.
The country of Macedonia is not to be confused with the region of Greece with the same who share a border. There is much diplomatic activity of the name of the country, which in some ways adds to the interest in the country. This situation is a stumbling block for Macedonia to be successful in its application to join the EU.
The country is religiously mixed giving another dimension of interest with 1/3rd Albanian and 2/3rd Orthodox Christians.
There is a rich history of wine making going back to Alexander the Great, who Macedonia claim to have been born in the country which is hotly disputed by the Greeks. Together with great Macedonia Cuisine a blend of Mediterranean and Ottomon styles Macedonia is a delight for those who enjoy food and wine.
For outdoors types it’s a paradise it has almost 80% of its lands designated as mountainous.. Its extensive wilderness allows ample opportunities for hikers. Meanwhile, ancient ruins will fascinate anyone with even a smidgen of interest in history. The culturally-rich city of Ohrid, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of Macedonia's highlights, with its beautiful lake and spiritual significance.
Quite apart from Macedonia’s spectacular peaks, lakes and rivers, it’s the hospitality of the people of this most southern of Slavic nations that will make a visit truly memorable.
Further information about Macedonia and our walking holidays there...