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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  • Not easy to go but definetelly worth seeing it. Min 3 hours should be dedicated to this trip. Also we visited the Canyon Matka in October and it was a bit chilly thus we were a bit cold. The restauran...  more »
  • All I can say is wow, the scenery is beautiful, You can take a boat ride for around b£1.50each If you would like, you can walk the full 7km, but you will need to take good foot wear  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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