I write about all of the places I’ve traveled to and my favorite things to do in each place. My favorite things to explore are the best vegan places to eat, nature sites, local markets, and beer brewing scene. In addition to this I share my top travel hacks.

How to Hike up Vodno Mountain to the Millenium Cross in Skopje

Vodno Mountain

The Hike up Vodno Mountain in Skopje is definitely worth the effort.

First off, it’s practically right in the city center. You’ll get to scope out some new neighborhoods and explore different parts of Skopje on your walk to the base of Mt. Vodno. Even with all that Skopje has to offer the hike up Vodno Mountain was one of my most memorable experiences.

Okay, first things first, below you’ll see your hiking path options:

Mount Vodno Skopje Map

Mountain Paths on Vodno

Above you can see the photo I took of map which shows your hiking path options on Mt. Vodno. It will probably take you a couple of hours to hike all the way up to the Millennium Cross. If you choose to take the Buran Cvetko path (the red line) then be warned that it’s basically walking up a 90 degree incline.

Here are some more detailed maps for the hike:

To make things a bit easier to figure out I’ve linked two hiking maps. One is from Wandermap ( Map 1 ) and the other is from WikiLoc (Map 2). You’ll notice that both of these maps actually go all the way from Millennium Cross to Matka Canyon which I wrote a post on here. It’s a great workout plus you’ll get to enjoy some amazing nature.

If you’d rather do a shorter walk up and take the cable car to the Millenium Cross you can follow this map:

Obviously, I’m a huge fan of hiking up to the Millennium Cross and soaking in the scenery but you can also just take the “Millennium Cross” bus from the main station (35 MKD). This bus will take you to the Millennium cross station from which you’ll just hop on the cable car.

Here’s a map showing how to walk from the main square to the bus station:

A word of advice:

The cable car costs 100 MKD ($1.90 USD) round trip. One way tickets are also available. An important thing to note is that the cable car only runs for 30 minutes at a time. If you visit during the winter make sure you don’t get stuck at the top for 30 minutes.

My Favorite Skopje Day Trip: Matka Canyon

My Favorite Skopje Day Trip: Matka Canyon

Matka Canyon is a must visit when in Skopje. It’s an amazing escape into nature from the busy streets of Skopje that’s … View Post
The Best Things to Do in Ohrid

The Best Things to Do in Ohrid

Ohrid is such a beautiful city I think it would be possible to visit and be content doing nothing. However, that would be a … View Post
Vegan Food in Macedonia: A Guide to Skopje and Ohrid

Vegan Food in Macedonia: A Guide to Skopje and Ohrid

  The Balkans is a region of the world that’s definitely rocking a meat heavy diet and Macedonia is no exception. However, there … View Post
How to Get from Tirana to Ohrid

How to Get from Tirana to Ohrid

This post is going to tell you how to get from Tirana, Albania to Ohrid, Macedonia (FYROM) by bus. If you’ve taken a … View Post