Photos from Macedonia

The name Macedonia is related to the ancient Greek word μακεδνος (Makednos), explained as having originally meant 'a tall one' or 'highlander'. Under Alexander the Great, Macedonia was a powerful Empire that extended well beyond today's borders. The region was then part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, the Ottoman Empire, then the Kingdom of Serbia and Yugoslav federation. Macedonia became independent in 1991.

See also some banknotes from Macedonia



Skopje : the old turkish stone bridge over the Vardar River


sveti naum

Near Sveti Naum : mist over the river


lake ohrid

Lake Ohrid near Sveti Naum


ohrid church

Ohrid : church of Sveti Jovan Bogoslov Kaneo overlooking lake Ohrid


ohrid church

Ohrid : another church





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