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Kavadarci Travel Guide, Macedonia

Kavadarci, Travel guide – Location

The provincial city of Kavadarci is located in the southern part of Macedonia near Skopie and Ohrid, in a widely known European vine cultivating area. The following information on Kavadarci travel guide will definitely prove useful to any tourist.

Kavadarci, Travel guide – Geography

The city is set in a small basin surrounded by low hills, mainly cultivated with wines, and with an average elevation of 150m. The undulating topography along with the vines and other green areas that surround the city like a natural fortress create a magnificent landscape, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

The city has a Mediterranean climate with some continental influences, perfect for tourism and for the wineries. Summers here are hot and quite dry while winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping bellow 0ºC and higher humidity.

The local hydrographic network is represented by the Luda Mara River which crosses the city and which is the main source of fresh water and by the nearby Tikvesko Lake.

Kavadarci, Travel guide – Flora and Fauna

The original flora and fauna from Kavadarci can be admired in some isolated areas, like local parks and gardens, which are still unspoiled by the human activities. You can also visit the Kavadarci Forestry School Botanical Garden or the Tikvesko Lake which is set in a breathtaking landscape surrounded by dense forests.

Local Fauna is just as well represented with numerous species of birds, mammals and fish. The wide variety of animals attracts numerous tourists every year looking for an exciting fishing trip, birdwatchers or hunters.

Kavadarci, Travel guide – Transport

Being set in a valley, Kavadarci has a strategic position for the transport infrastructure. The city is linked by a modern motorway with the neighbor cities and the capital city. If you would like to travel by air then you must know that the nearest airport is the Petrovec Airport Skopje located 90 km away. You can also reach Kavadarci by bus or by train which offer regular routes and a comfortable journey.

The city has no public transport system so you will have to walk or you could take a taxi or rent a car. If you decide to visit the city during summer or autumn then you will find walking quite pleasant due to small distances between the tourist attractions and the opportunity to have access to remoter sides of the city that maybe you would have missed if driving.

Kavadarci, Travel guide – Population and Economy

Kavadarci is a small city numbering only 40.000 inhabitants, most of them Macedonians followed by Roma and Serbs. The dominating religion is Orthodox followed by Roman Catholic and Catholic.

Because this region is considered to be one of the finest in matters of producing wine and brandy, the main activities in Kavadarci are related to it. Many people work in agriculture cultivating besides vines also tobacco, in hard industry, commerce and tourism.

Kavadarci, Travel guide – Cuisine

Cuisine in Kavadarci is meant to impress any tourists arriving here and enjoying traditional Macedonian dishes. As the entire Balkan area the traditional cuisine uses ingredients like local vegetables, pork, veal and chicken meat, many herbs and delicious cheese all sprinkled of course with some good red Kavadarci wine. Turkish influence can be felt strongly in almost any specialty as a result of many years of ottoman rule.

Locals appreciate the most dishes like the burek, pie filled with various mixtures of meat, vegetables or cheese, tavce gravce, which is a bean stew baked in the oven, shopska salata, like many other Macedonian salads based on tomatoes, onions and of course delicious cheese, selsko meso, which is a consistent pork and mushroom stew and pindzur which is a type of salad with eggplants and peppers.

The favorite dessert here is the very sweet baklava, or instead of dessert many people prefer the Turkish coffee which is prepared traditionally and has a unique flavor.

People from Kavadarci love their wine so there is no meal without one of the many types of local wines or brandy, served with friends and family on every occasion.

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