Half Day Tour of Skopje’s Surrounding Beauties -

Half Day Tour of Skopje’s Surrounding Beauties

From EUR 22

You enjoy being in nature, you want to know and see more than the usual, you want an experience beyond what every tourist does in Skopje, then go for Skopje’s surrounding beauties and visit Millenium Cross and Canyon Matka !

During this  half-day spent in nature you will feel as been somewhere far from the city but not a dozen kilometers away from it! Our experienced guide, with a cable-car system, will take you  up to the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno, for a spectacular panoramic view on Skopje, the tour will also take you to the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi, at St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art, and last but not least – the canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants, animals and butterflies.

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This tour starts at the parking lot of fortress Kale. Our guide will take you, by organized trasport, to the middle of mount Vodno and then by cable-car system to the Millennium Cross and back to middle Vodno. Once back at middle Vodno you continue by organized transport to the village Gorno Nerezi, to see the church St. Pantelejmon. Then you continue by the organized transport to the canyon Matka, about 17 km from Skopje. After the visit of canyon Matka, transfer back to Skopje at drop-off point, Gate Macedonia.

Vodno Mountain
Cable-car system to Millennium Cross
St. Pantelejmon church
Canyon Matka
St. Andrew church


Pick Up
At the parking lot on the Fortress Kale

Departure time
Daily at 01:00 pm

Drop Off
Gate Macedonia

Things To Bring
Paper or electronic voucher
Comfortable walking shoes

Local English speaking guide
Cable-car system to Millennium Cross
A/C transportation from fortress Kale to cable-car system at Mount Vodno, then to Gorno Nerezi St.Pantelejmon church, then to canyon Matka and back at drop-off point Gate Macedonia

Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Entrance tickets
Optional entrance at St. Pantelejmon (2 EUR) and St. Andrew (1EUR) payable on the spot
Optional boat ride on canyon Matka
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities (optional)

Additional Info
Duration 4 hours (APPROX.)

Regular: 25 EUR
Student: 22 EUR

Please note
Tour operates rain or shine, hot or cold, year round.
Please present yourself at the location 5 minutes before departure time.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show no restitution


  1. Kale Fortress
  2. Millenium Cross
  3. Church of St. Panteleimon
  4. Canyon Matka
  5. Macedonia Gate