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"Matka" Top 5 Page for this destination Matka by Pijlmans

Matka Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 147 photos

Lake Matka is an artificial lake close to Skopje. The lake was created by building a dam in the river Treska.

You can reach Lake Matka with bus 60 or bus 2 from Skopje, follow the link for more information. In my Traveloques you can also read how to reach Lake Matka from the last stop of bus 12.

The churches of St Nikola, St Spas and St Nedela can only be reached by short (1-3 hours) but steep hikes. In my Travelogues you find descriptions of the hike to the Monastery of St Nikola on one site of the lake, and a hike to the other churches on the other side of Lake Matka.

In addition, there are several more hiking trails around the lake, as well as a course for kayaking.

Other artificial lakes in Macedonia can be found in Mavrovo National Park and near Debar.

  • Last visit to Matka: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 22, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Thanks for the interesting virtual tour of this pretty area!

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    Fantastic page! Thank you for detailed presentation!

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Very helpful tips

  • JulieJueletha's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    You really love to hike! Lovely pictures!

    • Pijlmans's Profile Photo
      Dec 15, 2013 at 1:05 AM

      Thanks! Yes, hiking is my favorite activity :-) Are you planning to go to Macedonia?

    • JulieJueletha's Profile Photo
      Dec 15, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      no not planning such a trip, which makes me appreciate your article and pictures even more!

  • Dec 14, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    I've really enjoyed your page! I love the Churches, the lake and the scenery.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    The monasteries and church ruins around the hill areas look so wonderful, and hiking up there must be a real great experience. You have done an excellent job of telling the story of this area.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Rugged landscape and picturesque views of Matka. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, SL :)

  • ardnas67's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    I like your page very much and soon will read the rest again. Beautiful photo's.

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    A stunning opening photo indeed!


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