In September 2015 I had the opportunity to visit my 7th Balkan country, Macedonia. For 9 incredible days we visited Skopje the capital, Bitola the second largest city, Mavrovo National Park, Lake Ohrid and the Povadarie wine region. I was able to capture highlights from my trip and share my Macedonia Instagram photos with my followers.
I learned so much about the history, people and cuisine of this amazing country and documented it all through Instagram.
See our article about the Top 5 Things to Do in Bitola, Macedonia
Here are my top 17 Macedonia Instagram photos that will hopefully inspire you to one day travel to Macedonia and experience its unique history and beautiful landscapes for yourself!
The Stone Bridge of Skopje
Skopje’s Stone Bridge and Kale Fortress illuminated at night
View of Skopje from the top of the Kale Fortress
Ruins of a Roman Aqueduct in Skopje
Heading deep into Canyon Matkam, home of Vrelo Cave – the deepest underwater cave in Europe!
The Medieval Ottoman village of Jance in Macedonia’s Mavrovo National Park
Taking an epic picture overlooking Lake Ohrid from Galicica National Park
St. Jovan Kaneo on Lake Ohrid is the most photographed place in Macedonia
Placid Lake Ohrid on a sunny day
View over Bitola from the top of a minaret we were lucky to have been given permission to climb
Well preserved colorful mosaics at the great basilica of Herakleia Lynkestis – Founded in the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great’s father)
Amazing organic lunch spread at Villa Dihovo
Grapes are in season at Villa Dihovo
Getting a selfie with my Xshot from the top of a minaret in Bitola
Mosaic floor of the Baptisterium in the 5th century Basilica of ancient Stobi – an early Christian settlement
September is harvest time at Popova Kula Winery
Traditional folklore song and dance show at Popova Kula Winery
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