Macedonia is located in the central Balkan peninsula of Southeast Europe, which received independence from former Yugoslavia in the year 1991. Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Serbia, Kosovo, Greece and Bulgaria. Skopje the capital city located on the upper course of Vardar River is countries cultural, financial, and political center. This ancient city with rich cultural and historical past has seen rise and fall of many great empires. Treasures of Macedonia to be explored by the tourists include ancient Monasteries and Churches preserving spiritual and artistic heritage of the Orthodox Byzantine tradition. Wine culture in Macedonia dates back to the Roman period and the favorable factors like plenty of sunshine, continental breezes as well as rich soil is boasting grape plantations and the wide spread of grape wineries. What most of the tourists like about Macedonia is visiting its exclusive wine yards during their vacation in this region.
In order to explore this destination in its true sense one has to come out of the cities and discover the beauty of picturesque lakes, snow covered mountains and beautiful villages tucked on the steep slopes of the valley. Among the major cities Ohrid the largest town in southern region located on a beautiful landscape at the backdrop of huge mountain and beautiful Lake. The city is popular for its historical background and undulating natural beauty. Due to its vast heritage of historical significance, it is declared as a UNECCO heritage site in the year 1980. The beauty of the city lies in its basilicas and churches. Other attractions of the city are Mesokastro settlement, old bazaar, Ohrid fortifications and Kaneo settlement. This former Yugoslavian state and a landlocked country in the Balkans can be easily accessed from the neighboring countries by road as well by air.