Matka Lake, also known as the “womb” lake, is ideal for a day trip from Skopje.
Stacey from Australia and I planned to go to Lake Matka on her last day in Macedonia.
After a few failed attempts at finding our bus (bus 60, MKD 35 each way), we discovered a taxi ride from Skopje to Lake Matka is MKD500. Yes it is much more expensive than the bus but when converted to Euro, it is a 40min ride that costs less than €10, a deal we are all happy to take.
The oldest artificial lake in Macedonia, Matka lake hosts several monasteries and ten caves that could only be accessed by boat or kayak.
Hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, Lake Matka has plenty to offer for outdoor enthusiasts as well as day trippers.