Skopje, Macedonia – Europe #16 [VIDEO]

Skopje isn’t the most popular place to visit in FYR Maceondia, (Lake Ohrid is) but after reading online that one of the most popular things to do in Skopje was to leave – I knew we had to stay around for a few days and give the city a chance.

And while I have to admit it wasn’t Venice, and it wasn’t Bled but I personally think it really was such a CUTE little town – walking through the old town, and having the locals yell out “Skopje GOOD!” as we filmed the narrow streets, really made us feel so welcome.

So I definitely recommend it as a place to visit if even only for a few days while on your way to the popular Lake Ohrid.

To read more about our time in Skopje, make sure you check out:

We hope you enjoyed our Skopje video, and stay tuned for at least 1 new video every week – Next stop Greece!

(Our Skopje Episode was Sponsored by InterRail & Art Hostel, Macedonia)

8 Responses to Skopje, Macedonia – Europe #16 [VIDEO]

  1. guest September 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    It’s not really fair to criticize the government there of performing “bad tourism” with respect to the fortress. It was only about 6 months ago that 10 people were hurt during a clash there. Ethnic Albanians don’t want the church reconstructed unless a mosque is put up next to it and subsequent vandalism and violence broke out. Until some resolution is met, it is for the safety of everyone involved to keep it shut down. 

    • Sofia - As We Travel September 5, 2011 at 8:27 am #

      thanks for explaining that to us – when we went there, we were not told anything other than to go away … so thanks for sharing the current situation.

  2. Anonymous September 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Great video update! Next time can you include a bit more of the scenery?

    • Nathan - As We Travel September 9, 2011 at 4:27 am #

      Hey Jordan – thanks for the comment :) yes we will try to add more of the scenery – having ONLY 1 day its hard to capture everything about a town :p glad you enjoyed the video :)

    • Nathan - As We Travel September 9, 2011 at 4:27 am #

      Hey Jordan – thanks for the comment :) yes we will try to add more of the scenery – having ONLY 1 day its hard to capture everything about a town :p glad you enjoyed the video :)

    • Nathan - As We Travel September 9, 2011 at 4:27 am #

      Hey Jordan – thanks for the comment :) yes we will try to add more of the scenery – having ONLY 1 day its hard to capture everything about a town :p glad you enjoyed the video :)

  3. Иван Ајс Стефановски June 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    OMG, I am from Skopje, and this reportage reveals only a small percentage of what Skopje has to offer to the tourists…next time hire a guide that is actually from Skopje. The first places you should visit are the canyon of the river Treska called Matka and the rear monastery of the 14th century located there, after that you should climb on the mountain of Vodno and visit the 70 meter high iron cross that symbols 2000 year of Christianity in Macedonia and the church of St. Panteleimon from the 12th century located on the mountain of Vodno near the village of Gorno Nerezi. After that you should visit the old Roman aqueduct near the village of Vizbegovo, and the archaeological site Skupi with traces of life from 2 centuries BC. The fortress of Kale is a must see attraction but you have to pick the period when there are no archaeological excavations….Another place to visit if you are in the Old Bazaar is the church of the Holy Salvation which is turned into a national museum and where the grave of Goce Delcev is located, a Macedonian revolutionary from the 19th century who fought for the freedom against the Ottoman Empire…

    Anyway I like what you are doing and I support you. Good luck and the best of regards from Skopje, Macedonia :)

    • Иван Ајс Стефановски June 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      row 4 it should be rare not rear monastery :)))

      PS: I know this comment comes long after the video was posted but I have seen it for the first time today on youtube…too bad people don’t share such great videos…