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All the quotes are from my LonelyPlanet: Bulgaria: Camping in the wild (ie outside a camping ground) is technically prohibited but normally accepted if you’re discreet and, most impor tantly, do not build wood fires (which attract attention and damage the environment). Greece: Free (wild) camping is illegal, but the law is not always ...


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Apparently OASTH has added a direct line from Macedonia Airport to the Chalkidiki KTEL. The line's number is 79A, and it's non stop. I'm not sure if the line is only for the summer, it might make sense to send OASTH an email and verify the line will be in service when you plan to arrive in Thessaloniki. Getting from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou with ...


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According to the girl at the reception here at a hostel in Skopje there is an Exchange office in the Ramstore mall, next to the museum of Skopje. There they do exchange RSD, however I have not tried this myself. Worth a try.


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I am currently in Skopje in Macedonia and there is a 6am bus to Thessaloniki every Monday, Wednesday and Friday see Skopje bus station site No trains at the moment.


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we have been doing a bit of a eastern Europe camping, in our old merc camper, Croatia its illegal, especially near the coast and the national parks, but if you get away from the touristy areas, and camp then its generally ok, met a couple from germany who got a fine and moved on, but they were not far from the national park, and the locals there want the ...


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(I'm promoting and editing my comment to an answer since we haven't received anything better) While I was there (almost a week) I found only one exchange place in Skopje which didn't list RSD but did buy them when we asked about it (no selling though). The rate was terrible, about 25% below the official rate! I was suggested to try the bus station but ...


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I have camped in Montenegro in the mountains without any problems. I have also heard a second-hand story of a group of tourists camping in the Durmitor National Park and being approached by rangers in the evening. They told them to move to another place a few hounded meters away to have a better view on the valley :)


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In terms of trains, I think you're currently out of luck. Rail Europe report that as of January 2011, all international trains from Greece have been cancelled until further notice. That means no trains linking Thessaloniki with Sofia, Belgrade, Budapest and Istanbul. As the cancellations are down to the financial situation, it may be some time (years) until ...


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I don't know if it is possible to get Euros from ATMs, but I can help you with your general strategy by quoting my Lonely Planet: The denar isn't convertible outside Macedonia. Restaurants, hotels and some shops will accept payment in euro (usually) and US dollars (sometimes).


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I was searching on the internet and I found this document from the Embassy of Macedonia, Berlin website In this document, it is mentioned that, Any foreign national, holder of valid travel document of a third country, who is required to have visa for entry in the Republic of Macedonia, may enter the territory of the Republic of Macedonia without ...


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Well this is purely anecdotal but I spent about a week in the Republic of Macedonia, mostly in Skopje but also in Ohrid. I never saw or head of an ATM that offered withdrawal in Euros as well as Denar so I have to assume no.


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Yes, you have to be aware. But there is no need for panic. Carry your papers with you at all times. In the summer of 2015, some roads and rail lines along the balkan route were closed because of refugee columns. For safety reasons, and also to discourage helpers from giving refugees a lift. Likewise border crossings were closed to legitimate traffic ...


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I called the Macedonian embassy and told them that I am student here in Germany from India. "I have a schengen visa," I said. "Can I enter Macedonia with my current visa?" And the embassy said yes. I along with my friend went to Skopje, Macedonia. We were stopped at the airport and sent back to Germany in the very first flight. As a gift, we got an entry ...


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I've been wild camping a couple of times in Macedonia and Kosovo and I've never had any problems. Your only real concerns are the small packs of Sharpinina dogs that roam the forests/mountains at night.


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This link may be useful for you: It says that there are buses between Greece and Macedonia, but a lot of them are not running anymore. Still you should be able to find some!


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Well you've read right. According to Ministry of Foreign affairs you will need to have your visa valid at least 5 days past your leaving Macedonia and it has to be Multiple Entry. 3. Third countries with multiple entry short stay Schengen visa type C valid at least 5 (five) days beyond the intended stay in the Republic of Macedonia. may stay in ...


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You need a visa. Indian citizens require a visa to enter Macedonia. There are exceptions if you hold a valid Schengen visa, but only if you're a permanent resident of a Schengen or EU country, you hold a multiple entry type C Schengen visa. In these cases, you could enter for a stay up to 15 day without requiring a visa. With a type D visa, you will ...


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As far as I know, foreign students in Germany holds residence permit instead of Schengen visa D. Could you check once again? A Schengen visa D is a green visa label in your passport with type D. This kind of visa could be only valid for the issuing country (say the item "valid for"). That means in this case, "Deutschland". If such situation applies, you ...


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I have managed to talk to some people who travelled to Macedonia, including one from Denmark with MasterCard. Apparently, there should not be any issues using either Visa or MasterCard. In any case, it would still be advisable to have some euros with you just in case.


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If you do not want to stay for more than 15 days at a time, or for more than 3 months in a 6-month period, you do not require a visa: Third countries with permanent stay in an EU member country or signatory country of the Schengen Agreement may stay in the Republic of Macedonia for up to 15 (fifteen) days upon every entry to the territory of the Republic ...


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Rome2Rio shows you a few options, including the company you found: A bus with Bus SAS MK will take 12 hours and cost US$55-75 Bus Simeonidis takes two buses, to Thessaloniki and then on, for a total of just over 15 hours for US$85-115 Or as you've found, Bus Alpar Turizm goes for 15 hours and costs $80. So you don't have to rely on just one company, and ...


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According to the information provided in the comments, your plan is to visit Greece, Albania, and Macedonia on a single trip. While a multi-entree type C Schengen visa seems to be sufficient for entry into Albania and Macedonia, note that this is a special case. Macedonia and Albania are independent from the Schengen area, and it is thus their choice whom ...


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Firstly let clarify we live in a camper so we are not talking about setting tents. About the legality I honestly don't know. But we have experience a few countries. Now of the ones mentioned: Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece. None of those presented us any Problems. The only country in the balkans we know for sure to be illegal, is Croatia. However we still ...


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We live in a VW T3, that means we are wild camper full time, we have been in Bulgaria for at least two weeks now. We had the police come to us one night, I had a huge fire, they simply drove to me turn on the light inside their car so I’d know it was them, wave me good bye and left, I felt like they were just trying to make sure I felt save, it was the most ...


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Some friends and I road-tripped from Ljubljana to Athens in 2011 and we wild-camped the entire way. Albania you can really camp anywhere, Croatia you should be a little more careful, and I'd say Slovenia is in between. We didn't camp in Montenegro but I think it seemed pretty relaxed, similar to Albania. In Croatia it was probably the hardest, cos we were ...


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I'm from bulgaria.I don't know is the free camping permitted,but it's verrrrryyyyy popular in Bulgaria.Most of the young people do it at all the time when the weather is good.We also live on some beaches on Black sea like Irakli,Karadere and many others it's full of people who live there on tents for 3-4-5 months!!!We also did it in the mountains during the ...



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