Compare Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Skopje, North Macedonia
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What's on in Skopje?
For music lovers, it doesn't get better than Taksirat, a multi-cultural event that features performances from a range of genres. Some of the past performers have included legends like Iggy Pop and pop-rock bands like The Kaiser Chiefs. When planning your flights Melbourne to Skopje, you'll want to look for hotels close to the city centre. It will make it easier to get to the festival, and you’ll be close to some of the key events such as films, theatre performances and workshops. The festival usually takes place at the end of November and lasts for one week. If you're buying flights Melbourne to Skopje around then, you can choose to attend for one day or spend the whole week at the event.
Skopje Jazz Festival
The Skopje Jazz Festival has been a firm fixture on the city's event calendar since 1982. It's one of the top festivals in Macedonia, and it's worth planning your flights Melbourne to Skopje around. The event features performances from artists like Eliane Elias (who has won 5 Grammys) as well as newer artists pushing the boundaries of the genre.
Independence Day in Macedonia is celebrated on September 8. It commemorates the day that the country gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. If you buy Melbourne to Skopje flights over this day, you'll get to watch parades and the main event that takes place in Pella Square. Thousands of locals gather to hear speeches and watch impressive military marches and a fireworks display.
What should I know before visiting Skopje?
The best way for people buying flights Melbourne to Skopje to get around is with the city's public bus service. You'll need to buy a SKOPSKA card for 150 MKD ($3.97 AUD), and the price includes three rides. You can also use the bus to get into the city centre from Skopje International Airport (SKP). There is a shuttle bus operated by Vardar Express. You can buy a ticket from the stand by the exit gate in the arrivals terminal. Metered taxis are available in the city. However, it’s a good idea for travellers booking Melbourne to Skopje return flights to check with their hotel on prices. Skopje’s taxi drivers have a reputation for increasing prices for tourists.
Rent a car
If you're buying tickets to Skopje from Melbourne and you want to see more than the city centre, it's best to hire a car. When booking your Melbourne to Skopje return flights with Webjet, you can also book a rental vehicle at the same time. As soon as you land, your vehicle of choice will be waiting for you at Skopje International Airport (SKP). With your own vehicle, you'll have the freedom to go on day trips and see more of Macedonia's intriguing history and natural beauty.
Best time to visit Skopje
While the European summer months (June to August) are high season for Skopje, you'll want to book over the shoulder seasons if you're looking for the best cheap flights Melbourne to Skopje. Not only is the weather cool between March to May and September to November, but some airlines may have lowered their prices for Melbourne to Skopje flights. There will also be much smaller crowds at the top attractions, and local hotels tend to lower their rates over the seasonal lull.
What are the top tips for travelling with children to Skopje?
Matka Canyon is one of the most popular day trips for families buying cheap flights to Skopje from Melbourne. It’s one of the deepest caves in the world (divers have yet to reach the bottom!). If you’re booking cheap flights to Skopje from Melbourne, it’s a good idea to rent a car for this day trip. You can spend the day hiking, exploring the nearby medieval churches or cruising down the river on a boat ride.
The Old Bazaar is the second of the oldest bazaar in the world. It's been around since the 12th century and is the best place to go souvenir shopping. Here, the whole family can visit 15th-century Turkish baths and the collection of cafes. It's a wonderful thing to do in the city, especially if you’re feeling a bit tired from your flights Melbourne to Skopje and want to take things easy.
The City Park
The City Park is only a 15-minute walk from the centre of Skopje. It's where you’ll find several monuments, a small playground and a museum. It's one of the best things to do if you're buying Melbourne to Skopje flights for travel over the spring and summer months when the weather is at its best.