North Macedonia lies in the very heart of the Balkans, sharing borders with several Central European countries. It’s an ancient country with a rich history, and is becoming today one of the most popular up and coming tourist destinations in Europe. It’s an easily accessible country offering visitors a wealth of unique attractions.
Fly to North Macedonia with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a country that has incredible historical sites and lush natural regions a beautiful countryside. You will find deep gorges through the countryside, while three huge lakes – Ohrid, Prespa, and Jojran – offer a wealth of water sports and camping opportunities for those who love the outdoors.
North Macedonia is a dream destination for nature lovers, with towering mountains, white water rivers and three huge lakes that offer plenty of water sports and outdoor activities. During the summer, the hot climate is ideal for exploring the rivers and lakes, while winter visitors can hunt down some pristine ski slopes.
The country has had a rich history, and this is reflected in the variety of Orthodox churches and Ottoman Mosques that sit side by side in most villages and towns. Skopje is the capital, and is the financial, administrative, and commercial hub of the country. This busy little city is becoming increasingly popular with entrepreneurs, who see a wealth of opportunities in this rising star of the Balkans.
The lakeside resort of Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is regarded as one of the most important sites in the Balkans. The Ohrid area is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe, and was originally known by the Greeks as Lychnidos or ‘City of Light’.
High up in the mountains is the city of Kruševo, which also serves as a great base for winter skiing holidays. The most ‘European’ city in the country would arguably be Bitola, which is packed with historical sites, fortresses, great shopping and superb restaurants serving a fusion of Balkan fare combined with international cuisine.
Whether you love hiking or prefer a spa break complete with hot springs, want to explore historical sites that have the wow factor but not the crowds, or wish to seek out some glorious isolation next to a crystal clear lake, North Macedonia has it all.