Macedonia

Mountainous Macedonia remains somewhat mysterious. The great mixture of ancient and modern cultures makes the country a true paradise for those who are passionate about  exploring new traditions and customs. Macedonia with it's untouched nature  is also a must visit destination for those that enjoy outdoor adventures. This central Balkan country is mostly famous for its warm hospitality, food and music. 

WHY VISIT MACEDONIA:

*Mother Theresa, also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia, was the youngest of three children. Her family was of Albanian descent.

*According to Andrew Graham-Dixon, British art historian and writer, the frescoes contained within St. Panteleimon at Nerezi are not seen as static, they have the capacity to change into something more obviously human and realistic, anticipating the West's emphasis on depicting Christ as a man of flesh and blood by some 150 years. He reminds that these frescoes from the 1160s precede Giotto's similar emotional frescoes from the Arena Chapel in Padua, circa 1305, suggesting that The Renaissance may not have really started in Italy. 

*According to NASA, Kokino is 4th on the list of oldest megalithic observatories in the whole world, right after Egypt’s Abu Simbel, Great Britain’s Stonehenge and Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.

*In the city of Tetovo you can find the beautiful and unique Decorated Mosque (Šarena D┼żamija), an Ottoman monument from the 15th century.

*The earliest finds from the Skopje’s Kale Fortress contain the remains of the very first settlement from the Copper Age (Chalcolithic), or the fourth millennium BC.

*According to the United Natio

*Kopackata is a dynamic and energetic social dance performed by local residents of the village of Dramche in the region of Pijanec. It is a traditional Macedonian dance on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

*Macedonians wore 70 different types of national costumes, depending on the region where people lived. Every type of folk costume has its own characteristics, but common for all is the presence of the red, black and the white color and the geometrical shapes on it.