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Lake Matka

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Address: Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon
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Worth to see. We took a boat which brought us to the cave. Really nice place to have a long walk in case you don't hire boat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Milena K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth to see. We took a boat which brought us to the cave. Really nice place to have a long walk in case you don't hire boat.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy hike, and such a wonderful spot. Breathtaking. There is a restaurant on location with a friendly owner. Great lunch with stunning views. Highly recommended half day trip.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first visit in a canyon. It was very interesting the view was amazing . while having the trip the owner of the boat told about so many things about the canyon. He had so many interesting stories because he was doing this job for more then 20 years.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place for different occasions (for lunch or dinner, for walking, mountain hiking and many other) .

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Heilbronn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nature there was amazing. I highly recommend boat trip there. I could go to the cave with boat. It costs 400 denar but worth to pay.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really good day - sunny weather, wonderful silence disturbed only by birds and this fresh air. Really recommend to hiking-lovers.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need a break from the city and love nature - this is the place to go. We didn't go to the lake though (had no time). We had only half a day in the city and chose to come here. It was a little bit colder that we'd like but a very beautiful hike with some great views.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skopje is an interesting city but if you want to escape to nature for a little bit, Canyon Matka is the place to be. A short bus ride, my hostel friends and I got directions on how to take public transport out there and it was easy and cheap to do. We simply walked around a bit there, had lunch... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Instead of wasting time to go to the city square and look at all those new ridiculous buildings, Matka is the place to see! Just put comfi clothes/shoes, take a walk (it's an easy and beautiful hike)! In the spring it's nice to take a boat to the cave, have some lunch...Just beautiful to spend some hours here! It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just wonderful, probably better to go in summer, up to a point with car and after you have to go on by foot.

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