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Lake Matka

Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
+389 70 271 900
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  • Average5%
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“boat ride” (86 reviews)
“underwater cave” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Canyon Matka, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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+389 70 271 900
Ways to Experience Lake Matka
from US$29.80
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"boat ride"
in 86 reviews
"beautiful nature"
in 49 reviews
"underwater cave"
in 13 reviews
"walking path"
in 12 reviews
"small boat"
in 11 reviews
"hotel restaurant"
in 10 reviews
"nice restaurant"
in 21 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 9 reviews
"vrelo cave"
in 13 reviews
"number bus"
in 9 reviews
"small church"
in 12 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 9 reviews
"public transport"
in 11 reviews
"fresh air"
in 12 reviews
"visiting skopje"
in 9 reviews
"city centre"
in 9 reviews
"canyon"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trip up there is fine, but unless lucky, parking is a challenge. The cave is... a cave, small and not impressive. But the boat trip is nice. The restaurant out there it terrible over priced and service quite rude. (Assuming they don’t need to...More

Thank Jakob S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

it was a beautiful place to see. we did not expect to go to matka canyon but it came on our way to ohrid (about 20 mins out by car). we took a boat and listened to nice music along the canyon. was beautiful.. as...More

Thank conkyp2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Though very easily reachable, this natural beauty is crowned with restaurants serving tasty and fresh food, a very interesting cave to visit and boat trip at calm and peaceful waters of the river. A must to see place in Skopje !

Thank yasarozkul
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Follow the signs for Matka Canyon and you'll find it. Go to the bathroom first as there are only squat toilets. The restaurant is way over priced and only OK. The 30 minute boat ride is only a boat ride. The 60 minute boat ride...More

2  Thank freedml
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place. Definitely worth seeing. You do have to have a guide or a taxi to get there. And the parking is almost nonexistent. However the walk along the side of the cliff overlooking the canyon lake was quite beautiful, and worth the trip

Thank mtsanblas51
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We hired a boat and driver and spent the afternoon cruising around the lake. What a relaxing and enjoyable time. If you have a break in your touring schedule, this is a good place to come.

Thank crosswycke
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Matka Canyon is very beautiful area. We took the boat tour down the canyon and stopped into the caves, which were interesting. It is a short climb down but it's lit up and you can hear/see/smell the bats which was interesting. The canyon is very...More

1  Thank keynotes
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You must see Matka when you are in Macedonia. The boat tour to the caves was great because you can see the caves and the surrounding areas. Very calm and peaceful - a gem!

Thank Jesse L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views, ideal for picnic or any other activity with friends or family. You can rent kayak or boat around the lake, I highly recommend that. I suggest going there by car, although there is a bus option, but they leave you ~30min(by foot) away...More

1  Thank Marija B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matka was and always will be in my heart. Real freshener from the Skopje's "micro climate". Needs bit of clean up around the bank, plastic bags and all sorts of rubbish are all around.

Thank BaneG1
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dorapower
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.
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Baris O
10 July 2018|
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Response from SundayX23 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 euros per person
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traveldog79Brisbane
11 June 2018|
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Response from Dominika G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it so close from stop I think 10minutes or less. It' very cheap but bus driver doesn't spek englis it was fun ( like mine show ;) ). You must buy Skopje card and it for both way) Bus driver gave me breakdown for bus I... More
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