All the quotes are from my LonelyPlanet:
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
Free (wild) camping is illegal, but the law is not always strictly
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 public ...
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.
Timatic has information for Kyrgyzstan nationals traveling to Macedonia:
Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 90 days from the arrival date.
Visa required, except for Passengers with a double or multiple entry C
visa issued by a Schengen Member State For details, click here....
I accidentally came across this post after a google search for visa services. I am from Macedonia and I can confirm that VISA/MasterCard are accepted everywhere where they have a POS terminal. Almost all of the places have one so everyone using a card will be fine. Having around 50 euros in cash is advisable, just in case you need cash for something.
(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 ...
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 ...
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 :)
When i stayed in the country, i was not handed any related document, neither was i asked at the border for it, in both occasions i crossed the borders (from Kosovo and to Bulgaria) by land.
Ps. I stayed at a hostel in Skopje.
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 ...
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.
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
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 having ...
I have just come across this update and thought of adding it as an answer for people looking for the information now. The Macedonian website now has an extra point in addition to the three points above:
Third countries with temporary stay in an EU member country or
signatory country of the Schengen Agreement may stay up to 15
(fifteen) days upon every ...
I stayed in Skopje, Macedonia last week. No mention of registration was made at any point, and the border officials did not ask for one when leaving.
I stayed in the Ibis hotel, so I would have thought that being a very large hotel chain they would not let their staff be lazy and not follow the local laws.
I have also been to Serbia in the past and did get a ...
There are few exceptions, but most of the countries do not recognize a driving license as a valid travel document.
In case of North Macedonia, you need a valid biometric ID card or passport(source - Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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 ...
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 because ...
It's actually not easy at all to find actual official legal information about some of these countries.
In general, it seems that wild camping is mostly tolerated, however, technically illegal. As long as you are smart about it, you should not find yourself in any kind of trouble.
Make sure to pitch your tent out of sight, leave no trace, avoid touristic ...
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 ...
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.
I'm able to find two outdoor gear stores in Skopje:
Scout Outdoor Shop, opening hours Monday - Friday 0830 - 2100, Saturday 1000 - 1800. Located on ulitsa Maksim Gorki Br. 17.
Outdoor, opening hours Monday - Friday 0900 - 2000, Saturday 1000 - 1700. Located on ulitsa Makedonija br. 16.
I haven't visited these stores myself but they seem to carry the ...
If I remember correctly (from news), there are many fake plates, and if one look carefully, you should notice that the plates use wrong font, mixes elements from one region/state to an other, etc.
It is just cheaper to have a fake plate that an car assurance. Just such care should not travel abroad, where police have better access to foreign police ...
We've been there and it was good. Bus from the airport can be paid with euros, as in the most restaurants in Skopje and Ohrid. Credit cards are also accepted nearly everywhere, but not on the airport bus. As the course of the "Denare" is bound to the euro, you can exchange it in the city centre to really good exchange-rates with an absolute minimum of loss.
According to Seat61, the Belgrade-Thessaloniki train resumes summer 2017. This train goes through Macedonia. Train service has resumed in Greece, including Sofia (BG) to Thessaloniki and Athens, but that service does not enter Macedonia.
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.
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 the ...