Republic of Macedonia is located in South-East Europe, at the center of the Balkan Peninsula.
he country is bounded with Serbia and Kosovo in the North, Bulgaria in the East, Greece in the South and Albania in the West.
Macedonia is a continental country but has a significat number of rivers, 16 mountaints higher than 2000m and more than 50 lakes, three of which have touristic value; Ohrid lake, Prespa lake and Dojran lake.
Even though its territory is relatively small, it is still full of magnificent nature as well as cultural and historical heritage.
Interesting facts about Macedonia:
- HOME TO THE WORLD’S DEEPEST UNDERWATER CAVE: Cave Vrelo is a stunning underwater cave with a depth of 77 meters, which makes it the world’s deepest underwater cave and an interesting place to visit in Macedonia!
- Alexander the Great, who was king of the former Kingdom of Macedonia, was the first world-size conqueror who extended his empire across Greece and Persia to India and Egypt. During his time, the Kingdom of Macedonia was the most powerful state in the world; but after his death, the empire fell apart and it became the first Roman province in 146 B.C.
Did you know that the Slavic literacy actually started in Macedonia? The two Macedonian brothers, St. Cyril and St. Methodius founded the Glagolitic alphabet from which their students, the above mentioned scholars St. Clement and St. Naum, established the Cyrillic alphabet, which has quickly spread and adapted, and is now widely used by numerous Slavic nations.