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Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) Tours and Activities

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Dating back to the sixth century, Skopje's Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) sits on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River. Just steps from the Old Town, the fortress is thought to have been built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I using yellow limestone and travertine that came from the Roman city of Skupi, which was destroyed by an earthquake. The Kale Fortress itself was also partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1963, and excavation efforts have been underway for about 10 years, having thus far unearthed woodwind instruments and clay ornaments dating back thousands of years, as well as the foundations of a 13th-century church and the largest collection of Byzantine coins ever found in Macedonia.

Today the fortress is often visited on walking tours of the city, and visitors can walk along the restored fortress walls, which stretch for 130 yards (121 meters), or climb a couple of the turrets, which provide outstanding views all around Skopje. Theatrical performances are sometimes held in the summer.

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Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

Half-Day Tour from Skopje: Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

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Explore the Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon on this half-day tour from Skopje. Travel from the historic Skopje Fortress to Vodno Mountain with a guide, then take the cable car to the Millennium Cross — widely considered among Skopje top attractions. Explore the village of Gorno Nerezi and admire beautiful Byzantine frescoes in the Church of St Panteleimon. Head deep into the Matka Canyon — home to ancient caves and medieval monasteries — then travel in comfort to Porta Macedonia.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.57
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$40.57

Walking In Skopje

Walking In Skopje

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The North Macedonian capital of Skopje is known for its Ottoman-era Old Town, Byzantine fortress, and lively bazaar. On this private walking tour, get to know the city and take in all the highlights with your own personal guide. Visit landmarks including the Memorial House of Mother Theresa, the Stone Bridge, and the Parliament Building; browse the stalls at the Old Bazaar; and enjoy views from Skopje Fortress.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.18
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$19.18
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Skopje Old and New Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Skopje Old and New Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Want a comprehensive look at Skopje with the benefit of your own guide? This private half-day walking tour provides a complete round-up of the sights with the personalized insight of a private guide. Discover the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman heritage of Macedonia’s capital and explore both sides of the city: seeing the ‘Skopje 2014’ monuments, Macedonia Square, Stone Bridge, Old Bazaar, Kale Fortress, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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$67.62
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Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon

Half Day Tour from Skopje to Matka Canyon

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If you enjoy being in nature, if you want to know and see more than the usual, if you want an experience beyond what every tourist does in Skopje, then go for our Canyon Matka tour and have a day to remember! Just sit and relax by the lake with a spectacular view on the cliffs in front of you, go on a boat tour to admire the tranquility of the canyon and visit the Vrelo Cave, enjoy a nice meal on the terass of the restaurant over the lake, rent a kayak and try your kayaking skills or simply explore the beautiful nature on the trails around! During this  half-day spent in nature you will feel as been somewhere far from the city but not a dozen kilometers away from it! The canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants, animals and butterflies will make you want to come again!
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  • 4 hours
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$35.65
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Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

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See the highlights of Skopje and its surrounds in one day on this private tour. Leave the city and ride a cable car up Mt. Vodno to admire its Millennium Cross before a visit to the nearby fresco-coated St. Pantelejmon Church and scenic Matka Canyon. Then, return to Skopje for a comprehensive city walking tour, viewing must-sees like the Stone Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Macedonia Square. Private air-conditioned transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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$118.01
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Travel program – Undiscovered Macedonia – 5 day program

Travel program – Undiscovered Macedonia – 5 day program

Tour which cover part in Macedonia which are not popular and not see many people or many tourist. You will see allot unique place, cities and place and local people which they all day experience.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$749.81
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Travel program - Beautiful Macedonia - 4 day trip

Travel program - Beautiful Macedonia - 4 day trip

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Macedonia tour or original name “BEAUTIFUL” Macedonia Tоur included visiting all main tourist atraction in Macedonia, including major city SKopje, National park Mavrovo and No1 tourist destination in Macedonia - Ohrid with wonderfull and beautifull Ohrid lake
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  • 4 days
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$515.33
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Skopje Walking Tour

Skopje Walking Tour

Touring Skopje independently may leave you only scratching the surface of the city’s history and cultural heritage. This small-group walking tour ensures a deeper and wider appreciation, with a guide to show you around the new city center and old quarter. Explore the main square, Mother Teresa Memorial House, and Stone Bridge; and delve into the Ottoman-style Old Bazaar district, all while hearing detail and history you’d miss if alone.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.77
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$22.77
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Full-Day Private Skopje Tour from Ohrid

Full-Day Private Skopje Tour from Ohrid

Discover the Macedonian capital of Skopje on this full-day tour from Ohrid and explore at your own pace on a private tour. Visit sights including Skopje Fortress, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, the Stone Bridge, and the Memorial House of Mother Teresa; walk around the atmospheric Old Town and Old Bazaar, and admire views along the Vardar River.
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  • 10 hours
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$179.47
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West Macedonia in 3 days - from Skopje

West Macedonia in 3 days - from Skopje

In 3 days you will pass and visit the most interesting cities and sights of west Macedonia, including walking tours in Skopje and Ohrid, complementary Matka valley tour & half day visit to St. Naum monastery.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$281.49
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$281.49
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Full day tour of Skopje and Matka canyon

Full day tour of Skopje and Matka canyon

This tour is the best way to feel the atmosphere and explore the city of Skopje. You will be guided by a highly educated English speaking guide who will do his best to share with you all the knowledge and show you Skopje from the inside. You will also visit one of the natural wonders of North Macedonia-Matka canyon. The experience will be transformed into an adventure with a boat trip in the canyon and a visit of a cave.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.88
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$85.88
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Skopje and Matka valley

Skopje and Matka valley

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Combine Skopje walking tour with visit to Matka valley - a unique part of nature near Skopje. Explore the canyon filled with monasteries, medieval ruins, and natural caves by lake Matka, Macedonia's first artificial lake. Do not miss to peek the entrance of cave Vrelo, one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe.
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  • 6 hours
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$47.94
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$47.94
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Skopje in Macedonia tour

Skopje in Macedonia tour

Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center. The territory of Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre. Originally a Paeonian city, Skopje became the capital of Dardania in the second century BC. On the eve of the 1st century AD, the settlement was seized by the Romans and became a military camp. When the Roman Empire was divided into eastern and western halves in 395 AD, Skopje came under Byzantine rule from Constantinople. During much of the early medieval period, the town was contested between the Byzantines and the Bulgarian Empire, whose capital it was between 972 and 992.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$90.12
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$90.12
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Private 4-Day Best of Macedonia Tour from Skopje

Private 4-Day Best of Macedonia Tour from Skopje

You will simply see the best of Macedonia. This private tour gives you an opportunity to get know with the most popular sights of Macedonia like Tikvesh wine region which is the biggest one in the country, Bitola, the second biggest town in Macedonia, both Prespa and Ohrid lake and certainly, the pearl of the Balkans, city of Ohrid. Your guides will be with you all the time.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$598.03
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4-Day Private Tour of Macedonia with Pick Up

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4-Day Private Tour of Macedonia with Pick Up

The best short tour to introduce a part of North Macedonia which its very good but not visited many from tourists. You will enjoy in nature and some specifiable places typical for this region.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$431.44
$539.30
$107.86 savings
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$539.30
$107.86 savings
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Skopje City Break 5 days tour

Skopje City Break 5 days tour

With this sightseeing tour Skopje city break, you have a 5-day tour package taking you through Skopje, Ohrid, Matka, and other destinations in Macedonia. Skopje city break includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport, and more.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$982.12
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$982.12
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Travel program - North Macedonia& Kosovo in 5 days

Travel program - North Macedonia& Kosovo in 5 days

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Introduce a more attractive place in North Macedonia and Kosovo. Most visited place in Macedonia included National Park Mavrovo, National Park Galicica, see Ohrid and Prespa Lake also cities Skopje, Ohrid Bitola and visit one of the best winery in North Macedonia - Stobi Winery. In Kosovo visit cities Pristina, Prizren and Pec and all beauty that this country offer
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$921.89
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$921.89
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Skopje city tour

Skopje city tour

Complete Skopje experience ! Would you like to visit the favorite weekend destination of Skopje citizens ? This tour is combination of Skopje walking tour and visit to nearby mountain Vodno. Morning walk in the city center and Skopje Old Bazaar with our experienced and professional tour guide. At 11 o’clock you will be picked up by our driver to visit Vodno mountain, part of nature just few kilometers from the city center You will start with St. Panteleimon monastery and its unique fresco paintings from 12th century. Later on visit to the Millennium cross on the top of the mountain with panoramic view of Skopje valley from the cable car. Back to Skopje in the afternoon
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.94
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$47.94
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Skopje and Matka Canyon tour from Ohrid

Skopje and Matka Canyon tour from Ohrid

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With a local, English-speaking guide, explore Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Learn about the city’s storied history of Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule, and see both the old and new parts of the city. The tour hits several highlights including the Stone Bridge, Matka Canyon, Skopje Fortress, the Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, and much more.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.87
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$165.87
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Magic Christmas Tour in Skopje

Magic Christmas Tour in Skopje

The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic in The Skopje city. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Skopje – Monument of Alexander the Great, old fortress Kale and monastery St.Pentelejmon. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the central square in Skopje, which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Skopje. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the old Bazaar. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Skopje.
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  • 2 hours
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$736.28
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5-Day Extended Weekend Tour in Skopje with Pick Up

5-Day Extended Weekend Tour in Skopje with Pick Up

We invite you to spend an extended weekend in Macedonian capital, Skopje. This vibrant city offers rich night life combined with plenty of traditional restaurants in the city center and in the old bazaar. Pick up and drop of at Skopje airport are complementary. Every day we will offer different day tour in order to see more of Macedonia and Kosovo.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$598.03
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$598.03
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Private Heritage Tour of the Ottoman Empire in Skopje

Private Heritage Tour of the Ottoman Empire in Skopje

The architectural heritage of the Ottoman Empire (1392-1912/13) left impressive monuments in Skopje, mostly visible in the old part of the city. These monuments have been restored and rebuilt many times, and today, besides the status of monuments of culture, they have a new purpose in the cultural life of Macedonia. Probably the most intriguing part of Skopje is the old part of the city known as the Old Bazaar. The old part of Skopje is a mixture of churches, mosques, inns, hammams, public fountains, and a lot of other structures that represent an architectural complex protected by the law as the cultural heritage since 2008. During the tour, there is an opportunity for lunch in the restaurants or enjoying a lot of authentic cafe bars situated within the Old Bazaar.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.95
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$41.95
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Sightseeing Walking Tour in Skopje

Sightseeing Walking Tour in Skopje

Skopje is the capital of Macedonia beautiful Balkan country. Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans ruled it. The best way to start sightseeing tour is to climb Skopje Fortress Kale. Do you know that the symbol of Skopje Stone Bridge was built in the 6th century? Can you imagine how Old Bazaar looks on Ottomans time? Do you know that Mother Teresa is from Macedonia? Walking in the city centre you can enjoy neoclassical makeover of Skopje. With charismatic tour guide, you will see The Mosque of Mustafa pasha, the church of St. Spas, The Kapan and caravan saray, will hear secret stories about The Fillip II square The Macedonia square and the monument of Alexander Macedonian.
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  • 3 hours
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$367.53
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Guided tour of Skopje

Guided tour of Skopje

Start a visit to an earthquake-ravaged city in 1963 that has completely rebuilt itself and offers a unique experience. You will enjoy a city separated between two cultures and two different lifestyles between Albanian Macedonian and Macedonian. Stroll through its new city center to discover its famous fortress "Tvrdina Kale" and its stone bridge "Kameni Most" that separates the city into two parts with the old Ottoman bazaar "Čaršija".
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.43
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$91.43
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What are Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) hours of operation?
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Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) hours of operation: Dawn to dusk. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 31 Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) costs USD 19.18. Guided Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) tours start around USD 19.18 per person. See all 31 Skopje Kale Fortress (Skopsko Kale) tickets and tours on Viator.
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