Western Balkans - North Macedonia (PDF Chapter)
This is the North Macedonia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Western Balkans guidebook.
North Macedonia has a fascinating past and a complex national identity. Glittering Lake Ohrid and its historic town have etched out a place for North Macedonia on the tourist map, but there is a wealth of natural beauty in this small country.
- explore Ohrid’s distinctive historic quarter, right to the end of the boardwalk and pebble beach, and up to the clifftop Church of Sveti Jovan at Kaneo
- dive into the historic Caršija (Old Ottoman Bazaar) of North Macedonia’s friendly capital, Skopje, seeking out its modernist architecture and marvelling at the supersized riverside monuments
- eat your fill at food-focused village tourism initiatives in underrated Pelister National Park, then walk it off the next day
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Skopje & Around, Canyon Matka, Western North Macedonia, Mavrovo National Park, Lake Ohrid, Central North Macedonia, Pelister National Park, Bitola, Survival Guide.
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