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How to get to lake Matka from Skopje?

How to get to lake Matka from Skopje?

To get from Skopje to Matka Canyon you need to take the bus no 60. It departs from the central bus station, the one under the railway bridge. The city buses depart a bit further across the street from the long-distance ones, you will recognize the place with many red double-decker buses parked there.

Can you swim in Lake Matka?

You can rent a boat, kayak, visit monasteries or go hiking. Swimming in Matka Lake is possible, but water is pretty chilled.

Where is lake Matka?

Matka – a piece of untouched nature. In the north-western part of Macedonia, near Skopje, the lake Matka is located on the river Treska. Lake Matka is the oldest artificial lake in Macedonia, the accumulation of which was built in 1938.

How deep is Matka lake?

There are two lakes at the end of the cave, with one larger than the other. The smaller lake is 8 metres (26.2 feet) at its longest length and 14.92 metres (48.9 feet) in depth at its deepest point. The larger lake is 35 metres (114.8 feet) at its longest length, and 18 metres (59 feet) at its deepest point.

How do I get to Canyon Matka?

These are the ways to visit Matka Canyon from Skopje:

  1. By car – Drive southeast towards Matka Canyon (use Google Maps). It takes around 30 minutes.
  2. By bus – Take public bus 60 from Skopje bus station.
  3. By taxi – $11 – $14 one-way.
  4. By organised tour – I recommend GetYourGuide (most convenient)

Where is North Macedonia on the world map?

North Macedonia/Continent

The Republic of North Macedonia is located in southeastern Europe. The country is bordered by Albania to the west, Kosovo and Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, and Greece to the south.

What does Macedonia mean in Greek?

The name Macedonia derives from the Greek Μακεδονία (Makedonía), a kingdom (later, region) named after the ancient Macedonians, from the Greek Μακεδόνες (Makedones), “Macedonians”, explained as having originally meant either “the tall ones” or “highlanders”.

Is there a bus from Skopje to lake Matka?

Highly recommend to anyone spending some time in Skopje. There’s a local bus in Skopje that goes direct to the entrance of the Canyon. Single bus ticket can be bought inside the bus, maybe not every driver sell it (as there were some travellers complaining they couldn’t get the ticket inside with the driver).

Where is Matka Canyon in the city of Skopje?

The city of Skopje is divided into 10 decentralized communes with the largest one being the commune of Saraj, located at the city outskirts between Skopje and Tetovo. This is also the greenest and least densely populated part of Skopje. Matka Canyon is located in the southern part of Saraj, between the villages of Grchec and Chajlane.

How is Matka Lake formed in Matka Canyon?

Taking a taxi to Matka Canyon saves you the hassle of parking and the taxi will drop you all the way at the beginning of the trail. The Matka Lake is formed in this gorgeous canyon because the river running through the gorge is dammed.

What to see and do in lake Matka?

” tasty and fresh food, a very interesting cave to visit and boat trip at calm and peaceful waters of the river. There is a nice restaurant under the rocks after the church with nice shades to cool off. Suggest edits to improve what we show. Explore different ways to experience this place. What is Travelers’ Choice?