THE BEAUTY OF NORTH MACEDONIA

Located in a corner of Southeast Europe, North Macedonia is a country with an idyllic nature, hills, lakes, mountains and a rich history. Alexander the Great, the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Communists were all here and shaped this country and its people and left behind rich historical sights. Another characteristic of North Macedonia is its people. Openness, friendliness and calmness are the three main characteristics of the inhabitants. Thanks to these qualities time here passes slower. That is why this country is perfect for a pleasant vacation with wine tastings in the evening and enjoying the beauty of an amazing country.

Country-specific regulations on COVID-19
NORTH MACEDONIA - THE HIGHLIGHTS


THROUGH NORTH MACEDONIA ON FOOT
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Culture trip
Easy hikes

VISA
CURRENCY
NORTH MACEDONIAN CUISINE
LANGUAGE
RELIGION
TIPS
Citizens of Germany and other EU countries are allowed to stay in Northern Macedonia up to 90 days without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 more months.
The national currency is the Macedonian Denar (MZD). One euro is 61,60 denar (Juny, 2020). The money can be exchanged at banks or at exchange offices. Payment by credit or debit card is possible in hotels and restaurants in Skopje, Ohrid and other big cities.
The national cuisine of Northern Macedonia has been influenced for many centuries. The Turkish, Bulgarian, Greek, Serbian and other cuisines of the neighboring countries had a great influence. Vegetables, fruits and cheese are widely used in Macedonian cuisine. The most well-known Macedonian specialties are vegetable caviar "Ajvar", salad with vegetables and cheese "Shopska", the soup "Ciorbă", cake with cheese or meat "Börek" and the meat dish "Kebab".
The official language is North Macedonian, which has two writing systems - one based on the Latin alphabet and the other based on the Cyrillic. The Cyrillic alphabet is more common in the everyday life. Many residents also understand Turkish and Serbian. In big cities locals speak English (mostly young people).
Most residents of North Macedonia (approx. 67%) are committed to Orthodox Christianity. The Macedonian Orthodox Church declared the Archdiocese of Ohrid in 1958 and its independence from the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1967. Islam is the second most popular religion in North Macedonia. Approximately 33% of the population (mainly Albanians) are islamic.
In cafés and restaurants, it is recommended to give tips up to 5-10% of the bill if the service charge is not included already.