Macedonia general information

Some useful information and photos of the area

The Hotel Montana Palace, Krusevo, competition HQ and our chosen accommodation.

View over Krusevo from the balcony of a top floor hotel room.

The very best aerial view of Krusevo - from a paraglider!

Two stunning views of our competition flying arena

Direct flights Luton - Skopje are available from Wizzair

Krusevo - Very interesting town to walk around, visit the Monument, the food is the Skar bar is highly recommended.

Marble Quarry lake – Take your towel and costume as it is a must visit (weather permitting). It is 20 miles away across the valley, with a 40 minute uphill walk, but is apparently well worth it.

Stobi (Veles) – 2 hours by car. Stunning Roman remains.

Heraclea Lycestis (Bitola) – More Roman remains.

Bitola – 1 hour by car. This is Macedonia's second city, with interesting architecture, museums and shops.

Prilep – 45 minutes by car. A City on the plain with a beautiful monastery.

Gostivar – 2 hours by car. As Prilep, another city on the plain with a large monastery.

Kichevo – 1 hour 10mins by car. Fortress and monastery.

Ohrid – 2 hours by car. On the beautiful Lake Ohrid.

Routes to all of the above can be seen on Google Maps.

A very useful site for research

One tip, if you don't have a hire car then local taxis are much cheaper than in the UK, as is minibus hire if more people would like to explore further afield.

Thanks to Andrea Barnett for drawing together the information for us and Lester Gordon and Viv Fouracre for the photos.