Macedonia . . . or the Republic of Macedonia?:
The name "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" is used for the Balkan nation to differentiate it from the Macedonian region in Greece and the greater Macedonian region on the Balkan Peninsula. "Macedonia" can refer to Greek Macedonia, the larger Macedonian region (encompassing Greek Macedonia and the Republic of Macedonia), or the country of Macedonia - though calling the country by its full name is preferred.
Republic of Macedonia Travel - Republic of Macedonia Location:
The Republic of Macedonia is a Southeastern European country bordered by Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Albania. Skopje is the Republic of Macedonia's capital city.
Republic of Macedonia Travel - Weather Conditions and Climate:
Macedonia has warm,dry summers and snowy, wet winters. The capital city of Skopje tends to get generous rainfall - so if you go there, bring an umbrella, raincoat, or other waterproof gear.
Republic of Macedonia Travel - Hotspots in Macedonia:
While visiting the capital city is a must, the Republic of Macedonia has other cities and towns that exhibit a wonderful mix of old and new. Ohrid, one of Macedonia's most beautiful cities, is located on a massive lake. Its old town has been recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Look, too, in Ohrid and Skopje, for historical and archeological sites.
Republic of Macedonia Travel - Festivals in Republic of Macedonia:
Macedonia is not short on festivals, especially during summer. Enjoy folklore festivals, theater festvials, and even jazz festivals. Plan your trip around a festival of choice, or keep your schedule open for festivals you happen upon as you explore the Republic of Macedonia.