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What are the best things to do in Skopje?
Macedonia Square is where visitors buying flights to Skopje will find a grand statue of Alexander the Great, the ruler of the ancient Macedonian kingdom. The statue was built in Florence in 2011 and commemorates 20 years of independence for the Republic of North Macedonia.
Visit Skopje's Four Bridges
Skopje has four beautiful bridges, all which cross the Vardar River. Each bridge has a different theme as well as a pirate ship. If you’re buying airfare to Skopje for the whole family, the kids will love exploring them! The Stone Bridge is the most famous bridge as it leads to the Old Town. The Bridge of Civilizations has statues of significant people from Macedonia. The Art Bridge features 29 sculptures from noted Macedonian artists and the Freedom Bridge is dedicated to the people who have sacrificed their lives for independence and freedom.
Skopje Old Town
Skopje's Old Town has the second-largest bazaar in Europe. Each street in the bazaar has a shop theme, making it easy to find what you want. It's a wonderful place for visitors with tickets to Skopje to get a sense of the city's past. The Old Town is one of the most famous landmarks in the city and is Skopje’s cultural and artistic centre. There are several monuments to visit around the Old Town, plus a number of heritage buildings that have been transformed into museums and art galleries.
Skopje Castle (also known as Kale Castle) sits on the highest point of the city, rewarding with sweeping panoramas across the cityscape. overlooks the city. Much of the castle was damaged in an earthquake in 1963, however, work to restore it is underway. So while there isn’t much to see of the Castle, the view from the top still warrants this sight a visit. If you're buying flights to Skopje and hiring a car, you can drive to the parking in front of the castle. If there aren't any spots available, there's usually parking in one of the sidestreets.
When is the best time to visit Skopje?
Skopje is a great destination to visit year-round. The busiest months for the city are between June to August, during the European summer. The weather is hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching 40°C during the day. Prices for return flights to Skopje may increase over this period and hotels can also raise their rates to meet the demand. If you're looking to escape the crowds and want slightly cooler weather, book cheap flights to Skopje for travel in the spring and autumn months. From March to May and September to November, there won't be as large crowds at top attractions, and you might even have an easier time finding deals on return flights to Skopje. For winter sports enthusiasts, you'll want to buy your tickets to Skopje for a holiday between December to early April. It's the best time to tackle Macedonia's slopes!
What is the best way to get around Skopje?Transport from Skopje International Airport (SKP)
Skopje International Airport (SKP) is located 22 kilometres from the city centre. Once your flights to Skopje land, the quickest way to get to your hotel is with a metered taxi. A one-way trip takes about 30 minutes and costs 900 MKD ($23.86 AUD). If you want to cut costs on transportation, you can take the Vardar Express shuttle bus into the city. When your flights to Skopje arrive, collect your baggage and walk outside of the terminal building. You’ll see the bus stop for the service. The shuttle bus leaves eight times a day and a single ticket costs 180 MKD ($4.77 AUD).
Travellers buying Skopje flights will be happy to know that the city has a vast and efficient bus network. If you want to use the service, you’ll need to buy a SKOPSKA card at any of the green kiosks in town. There is an activation fee of 150 MKD ($3.97 AUD), and that includes three rides. Once you've used those up, you can load more rides onto the card for 35 MKD ($0.93 AUD) each.
One of the best things about buying cheap flights to Skopje is that it’s an affordable European city to explore. Most taxi rides around town won’t cost more than 300 MKD ($7.95 AUD). For example, a trip from the city centre to Biser (a popular shopping centre) costs on average 150 MKD ($3.97 AUD). All official taxis have a yellow TAXI sign on the roof and have a ‘Skopje City Taxi’ number sticker on the side. Do not get into a taxi where the meter is not visible, or accept a ride from a driver who gives you a fixed price (unless it's to and from Skopje International Airport (SKP).
Rent a car
Hiring a car while away on cheap flights to Skopje can give your itinerary extra flexibility and freedom. You'll get to go on day trips outside of the city as you like, and explore the various attractions at your own pace. When you buy your flights to Skopje with Webjet, you can add a car rental at check out. By booking your vehicle before you arrive, you'll save time at the airport and get to your hotel faster.