Living in Skopje, North Macedonia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Skopje, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Skopje what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Skopje is a modern city with population of almost one million and presents Macedonia’s major political, economical, educational and cultural center. Skopje also is a very attractive tourist destination with its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sport halls, caves in the canyon of the River Treska and Lake Matka and a health spa in the eastern part of the city. Skopje is steadily becoming a vital regional route for international flight operators. The town with the beautiful quay of the Macedonian river “Vardar”, the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar which is the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, the town is internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa.

Beware of pickpockets. Buy some Macedonian denars because there you can’t use foreign currency in the city. Always keep your belongings close to you. Beware of the dogs that are wandering the main square. Visit the old bazaar and the City Mall.

Dardan, says: 2020

Skopje is the capital of Macedonia. It is a very safe city. It’s a multiethnic city. The nightlife is dynamic, but for anyone looking for a more peaceful life, Skopje also has to offer plenty of nature, canyons, mountains, and rivers too. It is also pretty cheap.

Skopje is the capital of Republic of Nord Macedonia. What one must know before moving here is that Skopje is a not so developed city. The population is mainly consisted of Macedonians and Albanians. The food is very cheap, unlike the clothing and the rent. People are really friendly and helpful.

The city is filled with amazing and interesting statues. They all embrace the history and culture that our country has and the sacrifices that many people have made so that our country can now be free and no longer be under slavery. There are a lot of tourist attractions but not many places to have fun, the city is only useful for sightseeing.

Tamara, says: 2020

It is filled with a lot of friendly people who are willing to have a chat with you, even if you don’t know them. You can visit a lot of bars and have a lot of fun, although it can be a bit crowded. It’s not very expensive to shop stuff and rent places.

Skopje is full of reminders of Roman and Ottoman rule. The city offers great food, wine, and adventure. And if there is anything you cannot find here, you are probably just a two-hour ride or flight from it. Skopje is so close to any city in Europe!

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