Skopje Car Rental
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Have you been looking for an unusual European capital, away from mass tourism? Well, then Skopje is definitely the city for you! On GoCarRental.com you’ll find the most attractive prices on the market, so that you’ll be able to visit this miysterious and fascinating city, able to offer you a unique experience with its given the particular features of this city: to the south of the river there is the New town, while to the north we find the charming Old town, which will steal a piece of your heart. What better way to visit Skopje and its surroundings than by renting a car? Avis, Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Sixt are just some of the many car rental companies operating in Skopje from which you can choose the best deal for your needs comfortably at home.
Things to do in Skopje
Skopje is an amazing town and the first impact with it will be strong and very unusual, probably for the countless statues dotting the city or, more likely, for its historic austere architecture, which was imposed by the communist Tito, making the whole city quite static, maybe not very stimulating and definitely not very "colourful”. The most interesting area of Skopje is probably the north of the Vardar River, the Old town, which offers tourists a few rare gem to visit. Another must-see sight is the old Ottoman bazar, the largest one in the Balkans, with its magnificent colours and fabrics and traditional gold and wood handicraft products, all nestled in a perfectly preserved turkish-ottoman setting. Another great centre of interest is the Kale Fortress, which was built overlooking the river, destroyed and rebuilt several times by various conquerors because of its strategic location.
Top 3 Must See:
The Old Town Ottoman Bazar
The magnificent Kalte Fortress on the river bank
The beautiful Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Nerezi
Drive Around Skopje
Renting a car in Skopje will allow you to reach some very interesting places around the city otherwise unreachable, starting from the ancient Roman aqueduct to some other Ottoman treasures that, even if left to themselves, will give your picnic a fascinating atmosphere being just a few kilometers away from Skopje. At about 15 km from Skopje towards Tetovo, you will find another lovely place: the Matka canyon and its lake. It is a true delight for the eyes, a place where once stood as many as eighty monasteries, four of which are still on site. You can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, from kayaking to simple trips, which can make your stay in Skopje even more special. The last advice we give you, especially to those who decide to rent a car, is to visit the monastery of St. Pantaleimon in the nearby town of Gorna Nerezi: in the countryside and just a few kilometers away from Skopje you will find a beautiful 1164 Byzantine monastery, hosting wonderful frescoes of various periods.