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Macedonia

byThammy Evans, Rudolf Abraham

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-Catch a rare sighting of the Balkan lynx in Mavrovo National Park -Explore Kokino's megalithic observatory -Ride the cable-car up Skopje's Vodno Mountain -Celebrate Kavadarci's Grape Harvest Festival -Cave, climb and kayak - indulge your inner adventurer -All the best accommodation options, from mountain huts to boutique hotels A once-fractured country, as its complex history proves too well, Macedonia now offers a rich mixture of sightseeing options. Nature lovers and history buffs will be delighted by pristine landscapes and an impressive archaeological heritage. Visit the crumbling Treskavec Monastery, bathe in the hot springs at Katlanovska Banja and wander through the backstreets of Kratovo, a village set entirely within an ancient volcanic crater. The most comprehensive guidebook to Macedonia is now in its fifth edition. Written by Thammy Evans, a political analyst who lived in Macedonia for five years, Bradt's Macedonia makes the ideal travelling companion, whether you're trekking through pristine Pelister National Park, viewing stunning mosques and monasteries or just relaxing with a cocktail on the shores of Lake Ohrid.
Thammy Evans lived and worked in Macedonia for five years as a political advisor to NATO HQ in Skopje. Now splitting her time between Croatia and the UK, she has continued to give independent advice and analysis on Macedonia to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence. Rudolf Abraham, updater of this edition, is a...
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Title:MacedoniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.42 × 5.45 × 0.63 inPublished:June 7, 2015Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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Introduction ix PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1 Chapter1 Background Information 3 Geography 3, Ancient roads in Macedonia 5, Climate 7, Flora and fauna 7, Environmental efforts 12, History 14, Government and politics 37, Economy 39, People 40, Language 50, Religion 51, Education 55, Culture 56 Chapter 2 Practical Information 63 When to visit 63, Highlights 63, Suggested itineraries 65, Tour operators 66, Red tape 69, Embassies 70, Getting there and away 72, Maps and tourist information 78, Health 79, Security and safety 88, Women travellers 90, Gay travellers 91, Travellers with disabilities 91, Travelling with children 91, What to take 92, Money 94, Budgeting 94, Getting around 95, Accommodation 98, Eating and drinking 101, Public holidays and festivals 104, Shopping 106, Arts and entertainment 106, Outdoor pursuits 107, Photography 111, Media and communications 112, Business 115, Buying property 116, Cultural etiquette 117, Interacting with local people 117, Travelling positively 119 PART TWO THE GUIDE 121 Chapter 3 Skopje 123 History 123, Getting there and away 130, Getting around 130, Tourist information 134, Where to stay 134, Where to eat and drink 137, Entertainment and nightlife 140, Shopping 143, Other practicalities 144, What to see 144, Activities 152 Chapter 4 Outside Skopje 155 Where to eat and drink 155, Horseriding 158, Mount Vodno 158, Lake Matka and caves 159, Katlanovska Banja 163, The old stone aqueduct 165, Pantelejmon Monastery 166, Å uto Orizari Roma settlement and market 166, Archaeological sites around Skopje 169 Chapter 5 Lake Ohrid and GaliÄica National Park 173 Ohrid 173, Outside Ohrid 192, Struga 194, GaliÄica National Park 198, Day trips in the area 199 Chapter 6 Pelagonia, Prespa and Pelister 207 History of the region 207, Bitola 211, Pelister National Park and ecotourism 220, Lake Prespa 225, Prilep 228, Outside Prilep 233, KruÅ¡evo 236, Demir Hisar 239 Chapter 7 Polog and Mavrovo 241 Tetovo 241, Popova Å apka ski resort and mountain range 251, Gostivar 253, Mavrovo National Park 256, Debar 258, Outside Debar 263, KiÄevo 266 Chapter 8 The Northeast and Middle Vardar 269 Veles 269, Å tip 275, KoÄani 279, DelÄevo 281, Berovo 282, Kumanovo 283, Outside Kumanovo 286, Kriva Palanka 288, Kratovo 291, Outside Kratovo 294, Sveti Nikole 296 Chapter 9 The Southern Wine Region 297 Strumica 297, Outside Strumica 307, Valandovo 312, Wines from the TikveÅ¡ plains 312, Kavadarci 313, Negotino 314, Stobi 314, Demir Kapija - the Iron Gate 316, Gevgelija 317, Kožuf ski resort and mountain range 319, Lake Dojran 320 Chapter 10 A Dozen Hikes 325 Hiking clubs 326, Mountain hut system 326, 1 Vodno Cross to Matka Dam 328, 2 Marko's Tower to Treskavec Monastery 330, 3 Demir Kapija to Iberlija and KoreÅ¡nica 332, 4 Oktisi to Vajtos and VevÄani 334, 5 Two Lakes view 336, 6 RostuÅ¡e and Duf Waterfall 338, 7 JanÄe to GaliÄnik (Wedding Festival) 338, 8 Biljana Waterfalls and Dolna Alilica Cave 340, 9 Titov Vrv 342, 10 Kriva Å ija Waterfall 342, 11 Mount Kitka 344, 12 BrajÄino to Pelister Lakes and Nižepole 345 Appendix 1 Language 347 Appendix 2 Glossary of Terms and Names 361 Appendix 3 Guide to Wines of Macedonia 363 Appendix 4 Further Information 365 Index 375