Guide to SKOPJE
Darko Chekerovski
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Darko Chekerovski

A journalist for over 15 years who enjoys a good story, long discussions on everyday life topics or current global events, and arguments against prejudice and stereotypes. He likes good filmс, books, biographies and music. He enjoys Balkan cuisine especially musaka, turli tava, baked beans and is a proven fan of the Oriental school of desserts. His motto is: My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

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Menada

Menada

Menada is the bastion of avant-garde in Skopje. In the 1980s and 1990s it was one of the central “underground” places in the city and in the last few years it is a regular night...

Stone Bridge

The Stone Bridge is the most famous landmark of Skopje. It is featured in all promotional videos for the city, it is the most often presented on postage stamps and dominates the coat of arms...
Matka Canyon

Matka Canyon

Little Mount Athos, the land of butterflies, the most beautiful canyon in Macedonia guarding one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe. This is Matka Canyon in one sentence with so much left unsaid. The...
Bezisten

Bezisten

Bezisten is definitely the most charming place in the Old Bazaar. The former covered market and city’s trade center is now a kind of urban mix of art galleries, art studios, tea houses and cafés....

Stuffed peppers – a dish with the aroma of childhood memories

I think we can all agree that there is nothing stronger and more powerful than aromas which can take us back in time, stir our memories and remind us of older members of the family,... Ingredients and preparation

Balkon3 Interview with Goran Gajic, director of “The Fall of Rock & Roll”and “The Storks Will Return”

Have Gun – Will Travel! Goran, film and music are your life, actually there is nothing else that can describe your life more accurately. So, how’s life? Fast and furious (laughs)…I live an ordinary life,... Music and film are very good companions

Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Mustafa Pasha Mosque is the principal symbol of Islamic architecture in Skopje. It is an impressive building with overwhelming beauty. It is located in a prominent position opposite the fortress, between two other significant cultural...
Sultan Murat Mosque

Sultan Murat Mosque

Sultan Murat Mosque is the oldest surviving mosque in Skopje and the Balkans probably. It has survived two fires, including the one ordered by Piccolomini, and the earthquake in 1963, but it stands proudly testifying...

Makedonska Kuka Restaurant

Makedonska Kuka (Macedonian House) is one of the few restaurants in Skopje that truly deserves to be called “national”. On the outside the restaurant looks quite ordinary, but as soon as you go inside you...

Macedonia Square

In Skopje all roads lead to the main city square, Macedonia Square. The citizens of Skopje celebrate the New Year’s Eve here, organize humanitarian aid events, cultural events or political rallies. In the past few...