Two major events in the history of modern Republic of Macedonia took place on this date.
In 1903, the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization organized the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
IMPRINTS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE OVER 8.000 YEARS The earliest imprints of human activity in the territory of Macedonia originate from old stone age - Paleolithic.
Here, I sum up my top 10 places you must visit in Macedonia to give you an idea about how diverse this Balkan country truly is, and to inspire you to add it to your bucket list if it’s not already there!
Skopje is Macedonia’s capital city and cultural hub – a stopover point that merits a minimum of a couple of days.
According to reports, Macedonia is close to finding a formula to defuse its long-standing name dispute with Greece, which has prevented the former Yugoslav republic from starting EU accession talks and has kept it outside the NATO alliance.
The name ' Republic of Macedonia of Vardar' could be the miracle solution to solve the long-running dispute, reported the Greek press.
Crossing from a neighborhood of modern office buildings and condos to the Old Bazaar is like traveling back in time.
You must make time to see the city’s main sights: Plostad Makedonija (Skopje Central Square), the 6 century Kale Fortress standing guard over the city, and the Mother Teresa Memorial House commemorating one of Skopje’s most famous citizens and her lifelong dedication to humanitarian work for the world’s poorest people.
Here, you’ll get a taste of how the country has embraced a modern European way of life while still paying tribute to its ancient past.
There is perhaps no better example to illustrate this this combination of old and new than Skopje’s Stone Bridge, which links the new side of the city to the old Ottoman quarter.
It also remains unclear whether Macedonian citizens could continue to be referred to as ' Macedonians' or ' Macedonians of Vardar' instead.