Flying to Skopje

The capital of North Macedonia

Temperate continental climate

23 degrees

2 hours and 45 minutes

The phoenix is a mythical bird that rises up from its own ashes. It symbolises overcoming the challenges in order to reach great heights. Skopje resembles the phoenix in some ways. In 1963, the city was completely destroyed by an earthquake. With growing self-awareness, work began on rebuilding the city. Now that the work has almost been completed, the city continues to reach up to the skies.

Places to visit in Skopje

North of the bridge is the Oriental Bazaar (Old Bazaar). This was the economic centre of Skopje; during the Middle Ages; today, culture and gastronomy take centre stage. You'll find a variety of teahouses, bath houses, art galleries, museums and restaurants here. There is always something to do here and the oriental atmosphere is very distinct. A bit further on in the city is the Daud Pasha, once a bathhouse but now home to the National Gallery. The high domes and star-shaped windows will surely make most visitors gaze up in wonder. Sveti Spas is another fascinating site. The church was built during the Turkish rule, which dictated that you could not build a church that was higher than a mosque. And so the architects decided to construct part of the building below ground level. Even in those days, obstacles were overcome through creativity.

Discover Skopje

Skopje is located at a junction of roads on the banks of the Vardar River. The city consists of an ‘old’ and a ‘new' section, connected by a stone bridge. Sultan Mehmed II, who was in power at the time, had the bridge built in the 14th century. Nearby there is a 25-metre high statue of Alexander the Great. But he is not the only Macedonian who is honoured here. Mother Theresa is also connected with Skopje. This is where she was born and where she lived for 18 years. A reconstruction of her birthplace has been built for people to visit.

Practical information for your trip to Skopje

  • The local currency in North Macedonia is the Macedonian denar. You can also pay with euros in many places

  • There is no time difference between Eindhoven and North Macedonia

  • The tap water in Nort Macedonia is safe to drink. The water does contain more chlorine than in the Netherlands

  • You don't need a travel adapter in North Macedonia

  • The emergency number in North Macedonia is 192 for the police, 194 for an ambulance and 193 for the fire department

Pictures of Skopje

Archaeological museum in Skopje

Church St. Kliment Ohridski in Skopje

Bridge in Skopje

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Skopje

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Skopje in North Macedonia with Wizzair.

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