Macedonia Destination Guide & Country Overview
Republic of Macedonia | Republika Makedonija
First, where is Macedonia? Macedonia is located in southeastern Europe in the middle of the Balkan Peninsula. It is completely landlocked, with Bulgaria to its east, Greece to its south, Albania to the west, and Kosovo and Serbia to the north.
Macedonia has an internationally-recognized name of the “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,” or FYROM (sometimes spelled “FYR Macedonia“). This is due to an ongoing dispute with neighboring Greece over the use of the term Macedonia, as the Greek also have a region called such, as well as an ancient Greek kingdom existing called Macedon.
Skopje is the capital and largest city in Macedonia, located in the north; about a quarter of Macedonians live in Skopje.
Macedonia is quickly becoming more and more popular as a tourism destination. Travelers coming to the country are currently about 1 million per year and growing, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Popular destinations other than the cities include Lake Ohrid and Mavrovo National Park.