• Location: Skopje, Macedonia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 28.93 View price calendar

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Explore the Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon on this half-day tour from Skopje. Travel from the historic Skopje Fortress to Vodno Mountain with a guide, then take the cable car to the Millennium Cross — widely considered among Skopje top attractions. Explore the village of Gorno Nerezi and admire beautiful Byzantine frescoes in the Church of St Panteleimon. Head deep into the Matka Canyon — home to ancient caves and medieval monasteries — then travel in comfort to Porta Macedonia.


  • Half-day Skopje tour including the Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon
  • Travel from Skopje Fortress to Vodno Mountain with a guide
  • Take the cable car up to the Millennium Cross
  • Marvel at Byzantine frescoes at the Church of St Panteleimon in Gorno Nerezi
  • Explore the Matka Canyon

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

Millennium Cross, Vodno Mount Skopje

Customer Reviews

Amy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I went on this tour with a tour guide who spoke very good English and his knowledge of the area was impressive and very interesting. He explained everything very well and I enjoyed the trip very much. Definitely a highlight of my trip to Skopje. Thank you very much!

Stjepko Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was very nice, I would definitely recommend it.

Steve K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. Friendly and knowledgeable guide Martin and driver Orhan. Flexible and accommodating to the customers interest and preference. Opportunity to hire a canoe and paddle Matka Canyon.

Matthew F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent half day out. Stunning view of Skopje from the Millennium Cross, and beautiful, dramatic scenery through the Matka Canyon. The boat ride through the canyon was a pleasure, and very relaxing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Definitely a tour worth the money! It's a shared tour, so if you are a solo-traveller, or duo/trio travellers, this is a good option to go on a tour that is also affordable, when you aren't a big group of people.
The tour starts at 13:00 and ends around 17:30-18:00. The first part of the tour takes you to the beautiful Matka Canyon, where you have an hour of doing what you want e.g. swimming, canoeing, trekking or sailing in a boat. I did the latter option and we visited a big cave. Afterwards we drove to a mountain church and stopped for a bit, followed by the last stop of the day the Millennium Cross situated high above Skopje. We reached it with cable car and the view was astounding. The tour guide was really nice, knowledgable and good at answering additional questions. I can definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A great little tour to get the know the surroundings of Skopje, the highlights being the visit to the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with beautiful fresco paintings, and above all a boat ride in Matka Canyon, which is just stunning. Our guide Martin was super friendly and knowledgeable and was able to give us good insight into how things are in Macedonia in general. Would recommend this to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent tour with friendly and knowledgeable host! The scenery and views were breathtakingly beautiful.

Joshua O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The tour was very pleasant. We were with a nice little group of 3 people, we all 3 were solo traveling so from the start there was a nice vibe.
The tour guide speaks very well English. In his stories he also included personal information which is great since you dont just get the details/facts but also extra information that cant be found on the internet. The tour guide lived all his live in Skopje.

Mount vodno en the millenium cross is very amazing and gives a great view across the city. After it was visited a small museum where they showed the style of different houses in macedonia and we visited a very old orthodox church with amazing fresno's
Matka Canyon is very beautifull. We did a boat ride through the canyon.

Can highly recommend this tour.

Nataniel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was such a great tour. Definitely worth going.
We met the mini-bus and tour guide at the meeting point. Our tour guide Kate was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable, warm and approachable.
Would advise to wear flats or trainers and take a waterproof for boat ride.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

What fantastic value! I was on my own in Skopje do this was a great safe way to see a bit of the city and it and #39;s surrounds. Our group of 4 really hit it off, largely due to our guide Katie. Private car took us to the cable car up to the Millennium Cross and Canyon Matke and caves. Brilliant.

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