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Entry Requirements |
Organising Your Trip |
Living Conditions |
Different Forms of Tourism
The World's Smallest Ethnic Museum/Neolithic Caves in the Pelagonia Valley.
St. Panteljmon Monastery/Monasteries around Skopje/The World's Smallest Ethnic Museum/Beljakovo Monastery, Kumanovo/Virgin Mary's Monastery and Church.
Skopje's Botanical Gardens/Voyage through the Treska River's Canyon/The Waterfalls of Skopje/Megalithic Observatory Kokino.
Slavomacedonian are Christians, mainly Orthodox.
The Thermal Mineral Spa is situated 2 KM southeast from the town of Stip, near Novo Selo. Its admission fee is 5 Euros per person.
- Winter Sports
Skiing, consult the listings in Ski Stations.
- Outdoor Activities
Tourist visit to Skopje and its surroundings: Horse riding, walking, snowboard and ski tours.
Embroidery, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, ceramics, woolen articles and leather handicrafts.
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for international travelers.
- International Hospitals
The Ministry of Health has taken a project to improve the efficiency of health service. This project includes reforms on the health insurance system. The project was scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2008. It took 4.5 years to accomplish it. The plan was developed by the government which invested 1.34 million dollars and a loan of 10 million dollars from the SIF (Specific Investment Loan).
The main objectives of this project are: Reinforcement of the budget's administration, reinforcement of the internal control over procedures and systems, externalize the accounts of the Health Insurance Fund, eradicate corruption (misuse of funds), improve the efficiency of health services by reorganizing structures and forming teams of qualified personnel.
- For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
World Health Organization
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
US Department of State
|Unique Emergency Number
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Skopje (GMT+1 in winter, GMT+2 in summer)
- Summer Time Period
Summer time is from March to October
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
Thanks to its geographical location and topography, the country enjoys a mountainous climate as well as a Mediterranean one, it gets as much impact from the Aegean Sea as well as from the Adriatic and the Black Seas. The country also has continental climate characteristics, emphasized by the southern mountains which prevent the warm meridional winds from ascending towards the northern area. In general, the climate in the northern and western parts of the country is more continental and in the southern and eastern regions is more Mediterranean.
- Hotel reservation websites
Weather Forecast Site
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Cuisine in FYROM uses a variety of natural and healthy fresh products. Fruits and vegetables are cultivated using very natural procedures. The country's several lakes and rivers provide excellent sweet water fish, such as the Ohrid trout. Meats are usually prepared grilled, served with "kaakaval", a yellow cheese from the Gouda group. The "Chopska" is a cheese served shredded over traditional country-style salads.
The population prepare varieties of cooked peppers (sweet and green), called "Piperki", which are used in stuffing combined with rice or meats. These peppers are largely consumed as basic ingredients in their cuisine.
The most popular drinks are the "Mastika" and the "Iolta". These two alcoholic beverages are obtained from the fermentation of grapes, the first one, Mastika, is mixed with lentisk which adds an anise-flavored taste, similar to the Ouzo liqueur from Greece. Iolta, which means "yellow", is distinguished by its particular color, obtained from the contact with the mulberry wooden barrels where it has been stored. It is at the moment when the main course is served, that the choice of wine must be made, selecting it from the local wine list (red or white). Most of the wines come from the Tikve region, in the southern part of the country. The T'ga za Jug is a full-bodied red wine, popular and flavorsome, the Alexandria is slightly more delicate. Wines produced by the Bovin and Skovin cellars are well appreciated by the amateurs.
- Dietary Restrictions
- Domestic Currency
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
Local currency can be obtained in banks, American Express agencies, exchange counters, money transfer agencies (Western Union and Money gram) or by using automated teller machines. These are usually located in downtown districts or in train stations or at the airport.
- Possible Means of Payment
Traveler's checks, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) or Cash can be used.
- Official Language
- Other Languages Spoken
Albanian, Romani, Turkish, Croatian
- Business Language
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Latest Update: September 2023