Travel & Accommodations
We wish you a pleasant stay in Skopje, capital of Macedonia.
The Travel Agency O.K. Travel is the official agency of GURS Symposium, authorized for airport transfers, accommodation and tourist visits around the city.
The most prestigious hotels offer prices per night for the Symposium participants
Marriott Hotel Skopje
Skopje Marriott Hotel | Macedonia Square 7, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Single Deluxe room: 105 €
Double Deluxe Room: 115 €
* The price includes 5% VAT, tourist fee, breakfast, basic internet package and spa and fitness center
Ibis Hotel - Skopje
Orce Nikolov br.55. - 1000 Skopje - Macedonia
Single room: 58 €
Double room: 65 €
* The price includes bed and breakfast, VAT, internet service and tourist fee for one person.
Skopje City Guide
The capital and at the same time the biggest city in the Republic of Macedonia has about 800,000 inhabitants. Needless to say, it is the most important political, cultural, economic and academic center of the country. In the first records dating to the Roman period, reference is made to an urban union at the same site, on the banks of the River Vardar, under the name of Skupi.
As a city of rich and turbulent history, Skopje has risen like a phoenix from its ashes after two devastating earthquakes (518 and 1963). It reaches the peak of development during the last 50 years, a period of great industrial advancement, with the most outstanding branches being metal, chemical, textile, leather, and graphic industries.
Along with the rapid industrial development, Skopje developed in the fields of commerce, banking, culture and sports, which gave a different dimension to the city. In the last 20 years, this city has indisputably grown to one of the more significant cities in the Balkan Peninsula. Skopje, and especially its center, contains interesting landmarks which deserve special attention - the old railroad station (reminder of the 1963 earthquake), museum of archeology, the memorial house of Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Nobel prizewinner for peace in 1979, born in Skopje, in 1910), the square Macedonia with a variety of monuments, the Stone Bridge, the Holocaust Museum, the Old Bazaar, the church of St. Spas with the marvelously manufactured engraving (19th century), the Bath of Daut Pasha - presently an art gallery, one of the greatest and most beautiful examples of the Ottoman architecture in the Balkans - the inn of Kapan Khan (15th century), the mosque of Mustafa Pasha (15th century), etc.
The Millennium Cross on Mount Vodno is considered the biggest cross in the world, sharing this reputation with the San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Central Spain). Departure from the hotel after breakfast - you will be notified about the exact time by our agent/host.
Sightseeing of the Macedonian capital
- the Old Train Station,
- the Mother Theresa Memorial House,
- all of the monuments and the fountain with monument of Alexander the Great,
- the Stone Bridge - symbol of Skopje,
- the Museum of National Struggle,
- the old Turkish bazaar,
- Mustafa Pasha mosque,
- the church of Holy Salvation with marvelous wood-carved iconostasis,
- the City Fortress.
Price: 80€ per person (1-4 passengers)
50€ per person (5-10 passengers)