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Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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All reviews boat ride beautiful nature underwater cave rent a kayak hotel restaurant walking path nice restaurant small boat vrelo cave day trip small church public transport fresh air visiting skopje city centre canyon dam
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful nature so close to the capital city Skopje. We went on a boat ride, toured the caves, had dinner at the restaurant and stayed overnight at the hotel. Views of the mountains and river were spectacular. The food was amazing. The hotel only has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank andyp239
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lake Matka is a beautiful canyon located west of Skopje. It was really cold to take a walk in Desember but still a wonderful place. I would really like to go back in the spring / summer to explore the lake and cave by boat....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MonicaLarvik_norway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ppl working there could be a lil more friendly. It also isn't that safe if you like to walk a longer distance.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank donnki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a nature lover, this is one attraction that one shouldn’t be missed. Mountainous region perfect for trekking and fast running water of the lake good for kayakking. Skopje’s millenium cross can be seen on top of the mountain. Wonderful, it’s stress free!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ricoa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent few-hours excursion not far from Skopje.If in spring to autumn, it is also possible to take a boat ride.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gorge. Take boat ride to explore cave, and then eat in the restaurant. An hour from Skopje and well worth this excursion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bettek421
Reviewed 7 November 2018

15 minutes trip from the city to see a fantastic gorge and a lake within. Several restaurants, boat trips available.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ThomasW509
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This beautiful river , like and very nice canyon Matka is a near Skopje .You can walk along the cayon to monasteries ,restaurant/hotel or from there with rent canoe / boat went to the caves.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Voyager580515
Reviewed 3 November 2018

It is a very interesting and nice river canyon. It was created after the closure of the river by a dam and only a part of it is open to the visitors. You can take a walk along the canyon or take a boat to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marekp59
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is a near skopje and a great half day or full day trip. Bus 60 from the transport centre, buy a bus card first from the yellow bus office to the right. Takes about an hour to reach the canyon, get off at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 October 2018|
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Response from Beatriz M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is reliable, I recommend using the app JPS which is the public transport for Skopje. There you have live tracking of the busses and you will know when it is coming and where. Check online for explanation on how to... More
26 July 2018|
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Response from ivana_M3392XQ | Reviewed this property |
will be very cold water and I do not think you can borrow kayak. but they have a boat trips there aslo..
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Franck156 | Reviewed this property |
Just jump on the bus and ask if you can pay on the the bus. The answer will be no but the driver will let you go with the bus anyhow.