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  1. Jane Dempster-Smith
    December 28, 2018 @ 9:47 pm

    Wow. Macedonia! We really had not thought to put Macedonia on our list but after this it is definitely going on our travel list. So cheap to get to Stobi and the crystal clear waters around the Bay of Bones and Ohrid Lake. Can’t wait to visit the well preserved hot springs as well. Thank you for highlighting the top places to visit. Loved your article.

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:45 am

      Thank you, Jane and I’m glad you liked it. I’m sure you won’t regret if you decide to visit.

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  2. Anda
    December 30, 2018 @ 1:19 am

    This is a great guide to Macedonia and I’m really glad I stumbled upon it. My husband and I took a trip through the Balkans last year and wanted to include Macedonia as well, but the time didn’t allow for it. After reading your post I’m glad we didn’t include Macedonia in a 2-week road trip. This country deserves 2 weeks just for itself, from all I read. There seem to be so many historical sites and so much natural beauty there. I would particularly like to visit the 10 caves in the Matka Canyon. Unbelievably beautiful scenery!

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:49 am

      Thank you, Anda 🙂 I’m really glad to hear you liked this post so much as Macedonia also happens to be my native country. I hope you get the chance to visit soon 🙂

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  3. Amy Chung
    December 30, 2018 @ 8:01 am

    OMG! I had no idea that Macedonia was so beautiful filled with so many incredible places. I have always been intrigued by what this country had to offer but you’ve totally convinced me. I am a total sucker for ice and snow so those gorgeous mountains and that secluded house in Ponikva would be my ideal places to visit. And what is it with these deep cavernous caves in that part of the world? They are simply gob smacking.

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:51 am

      Thank you, Amy, I’m really really glad to hear that because Macedonia actually is my native country. I hope you get the chance to visit soon 🙂

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  4. Kavita Favelle
    December 30, 2018 @ 11:17 am

    I really want to visit Macedonia! I have some friends who have an honourary daughter from there, and have visited many times, after she stayed with them a year or two when studying in the USA. They’ve been telling us all to visit for many years, and reading your post really brings home why. Skopje is one of the cities I’ve wanted to visit for ages, lovely to read about how they embrace both the new and the old, but hadn’t read before about Bitola. Clearly the country has so many riches to offer, from ancient ruins, to beautiful natural geology and landscapes, and plenty of amazing sights like the monastery at Lake Ohrid. I’d also love the chance to spot the Balkan lynx!

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:53 am

      Thank you, Kavita. It’s true, Macedonia doesn’t get a lot of tourists but the ones that do come, recommend it to all of their friends. I hope you get the chance to experience this lovely country someday.

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  5. Lisa
    December 31, 2018 @ 12:41 pm

    How beautiful is Macedonia!! I’ve note yet been but am now really inspired to visit. The Bay of Bones looks like it could be somewhere in SE Asia, the waters are so blue! I also never knew about all the stunning caves they have there, nor about the oldest lake in Europe! One to add to the travel list.

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:53 am

      Thank you, Lisa- I’m really glad to hear you liked this post 🙂

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  6. Sinjana Ghosh
    January 1, 2019 @ 12:23 pm

    Wow.. you just showed the wealth of experience that Macedonia has to offer. The underwater cave, the ice lakes, and the 1000 year-old village – everything looks so stunning and inviting. I am so intrigued by the rocks known as stone dolls. Macedonia is now on my bucketlist.

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:56 am

      Thank you, Sinjana and I’m glad to hear this article inspired you to visit Macedonia 🙂

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  7. Annick
    January 1, 2019 @ 2:42 pm

    Macedonia really is an undiscovered gem! There are so many beautiful places to see. From exploring UNESCO heritage sites to wonderful caves and mountain tops, there’s something for everyone here. Lake Ohrid has so much to offer that I would like to start my visit there and the nearby monastery. I think I’ll pass on the island of snakes though!

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:56 am

      Thank you, Annick, I’m really glad you liked this post 🙂

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  8. Clarice
    January 1, 2019 @ 4:34 pm

    I would have to agree that it is indeed underpublicized and that more people should visit this wonderful place. So far my favorites are Shara and Galicica National Park.

    Then, we’re planning to visit Gonoi during our next trip. Also, thank you for sharing about the Snake Island. It’s beautiful but we’re so scared to visit it. So we’re 100% sure to skip it.

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:58 am

      Thank you, Clarice and I’m really glad this post inspired you to visit Macedonia 🙂 I hope you have a lovely time here.

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  9. Bhushavali N
    January 3, 2019 @ 12:35 am

    Whoa! Macedonia is just wonderful! I recently visited Budapest and came to know of Underwater caves. Good to know the biggest one is here in Macedonia!
    Being a history enthusiast, Stobi will be my top priority along with Bitola and Bansko. Peshna is fascinating too.
    I should go now to check the flight costs to here, esp in July…

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 8:01 am

      Well, we’re not sure if it’s the biggest as it still hasn’t been fully explored but it is possible 🙂 I hope you get the chance to visit soon 🙂

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  10. Ann
    January 7, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

    I love Macedonia as one of my best friends is from there, have visited so many times and we always go off the grid and visit the less touristy places. I loved this list and realize despite having hbeen there so many times, there are a few things I’ve missed out on.

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:53 am

      It’s awesome that one of your best friends is from here and I’m glad you visited so many places around. I hope you visit again and discover some of the places on this list.

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  11. Steve
    January 29, 2019 @ 10:37 am

    Well done dankiteski very well presented and informative

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:46 am

      Thank you, Steve- I really appreciate it.

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  12. MACEDONIA
    January 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

    Documents of the Continued Existence of Macedonia and the Macedonian Nation for a period of over 2500 years
    http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/ConciseMacedonia/Documents.html

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