Area: 25.713 km²
Capital city: Skopje
International calling code: +389
Currency: Makedonski denar (MKD)
Time zone: GTM+1, GTM+2
Official language: Macedonian
Internet TLD: .mk
Inetrnational Airport Skopje
Inetrnational Airport Ohrid
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Macedonia- 86th place
Vasil Iljoski was a Macedonian playwright, author, essayist, literary critic and professor. He is known for plays such as "Begalka", "Corbadzi Teodos", "Cest", "Kuzman Kapidan" etc. He was one of the founders of the Macedonian Writers Academy and a member of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1967.
Vlatko Stefanovski is a Macedonian ethno-rock jazz fusion guitar player, started playing guitar at the age of 13. He was one of the founding members of Leb i Sol. He has released several solo albums and did the music for several films and theater plays. Today is a member of the band Kings of Strings, with Tommy Emmanuel and Stochelo Rosenberg.
Darko Pancev is a former Macedonian and Yugoslav footballer. He began his career in Vardar from Skopje, and then move to Red Star. He has scored the crucial penalty in the final of the European Champions Cup, when the Red Star won the title of best team of Europe, in 1991. He won the Golden Boot with 34 goals, which he scored in the 1990-1991 season.
Olivera Nikolova is one of the most famous Macedonian female prose writers. Nikolina published her first book Zoki Poki in 1963. The book remains the most popular Macedonian children’s book. Nikolova is a multiple winner of significant literary awards in Macedonia and former Yugoslavia, also the prestigious Yugoslav Zmaj Award in 1983.
Todor Tose Proeski
Todor Tose Proeski was a great music star of Macedonia and one of the most popular singer in the former Yugoslavia. He released seven albums and was Macedonia's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. He died in a car accident in age of 26, his music lives on with 3 more albums with the record runs.
- Central Macedonia
- Eastern Macedonia
- Western Macedonia
Old Skopje Bazaar, Porta Macedonia, Stone Bridge and many more sights attracts tourists in Skopje.
Beside city of Stip, the most famous cities in the region are Kumanovo and Strumica. Kumanovo is the third largest city in Macedonia, which was named after the Turkic tribe Cumans who settled in the territory of the city in the period between the XII and XIII century. Stip is also a significant cultural center of Macedonia. Stip it was first mentioned as Astibo in I century.
Strumica is the largest city in eastern Macedonia and it was named after the Strumica River which runs through it.
Western Macedonia is characterized by a particular cultural, linguistic and dialectical and historical characteristics.
Stobi is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Macedonia, where were discovered the remains of buildings dating from the 4th to 6th century, such as basilicas, palaces and floor mosaics.
Ohrid Lake is one of the deepest and oldest lakes in Europe, called treasury funds by UNESCO. Its coasts were inhabited since prehistoric times, and today is the most visited tourist destination in Macedonia.
Old Skopje Bazaar is the largest bazaar in the Balkans outside Istanbul and is located in Skopje. It is the economic, cultural and historical part of Skopje and one of the biggest attractions of the city.
Ancient theater is located in the old part of the city. It dates from ancient times and age about 2,000 years ago. During the Roman conquest was used for gladiator fights. Today it is used for cultural events, concerts and theater performances.
Monastery of St. Naum is one of the most important monasteries in Macedonia, built in 895. The monastery is located in the beautiful surroundings and is one of the favorite places for tourists.
Stone Bridge is considered for a symbol of Skopje and is the main element of the coat of arms of the city. Bridge is also less frequently known as the Dusan׳s Bridge.
Skopje Fortress was built in 6th century and and it is also known as Kale Fortress. Fortress was reconstructed several times.
The Millennium Cross is impressive attractions of Skopje, which is located on top of mountain Vodno. The cross was built in 2002, and is 66m high and visible from a distance of more than 30km.
Porta Macedonia is a triumphal arch located on Pella Square which was built in 2012. It is work of Valentina Stefanovski and its 21m high.
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Macedonia rising potential creates an increasing interest of clients for realization of their congresses, conferences and seminars at this destination. Macedonia is one of the destinations in Europe which is perfect for congress tourism, having Skopje and Ohrid the two most attractive cities for this purpose, easily reachable from any city in Europe. The services offered in Macedonia for this type of tourism cost only a fraction of what large scale events cost to be organized in the established Western European centers. The rich cultural heritage, peoples hospitality, and the modern hotels and multipurpose business facilities make Macedonia an attractive yet accessible destination for conference tourism.
The city of Skopje and Ohrid Lake are ideal locations for seminars, conventions, conferences and other events in Macedonia.
Skopje Fair / Skopje, Macedonia / Number of conference rooms: 4 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 2,346 seats
The total accommodation capacities per hotel category (5, 4, 3 and 2 stars) for this destinations are shown in the following table:
Macedonia is one of the European countries whose tourism potential has not been fully uncovered and used. In addition to natural resources, Macedonia is a country with rich cultural and historical heritage.
Macedonia is located in southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Macedonia borders by Serbia and the disputed region of Kosovo to the north, Albania to the west, Bulgaria to the east and Greece to the south.
2nd Congress of the Macedonian Orthodontic Society, 2012, Skopje (200 delegates)
5th Conference on Water, Climate and Enviroment - BALWOIS 2012, Ohrid
7th Conference of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Enviroment systems - SDEWES 2012, Ohrid
3th International Tourism Fair, 25th -27th April 2013, Skopski saem, Skopje
10th International Fair of Construction, Buildings Materials and Construction Mechanization, 5th - 9th March 2013, Skopski saem, Skopje
25th International Book Fair, 9th - 15th March 2013, Skopski saem, Skopje
3th International Wine Fest, 15th -17th May 2013, Skopski saem, Skopje
39th International Fair of Metallurgy, Electronics, Energy, Non-Materials and Constructions - TEHNOMA, 15th - 19th October 2013, Skopski saem, Skopje
11th International Trade Fair of Finance and Business Opportunities- FINEXPO, 4th - 5th December 2013, Skopski saem, Skopje