Everyone knows the most famous of the Grecian tourist sites: Athens, Santorini, Tripol… but there are certain destinations on the Aegean Peninsula that spend many years less-traveled due to the strife happening in the region. Greece’s neighbor to the north — once a part of the Soviet Union, then a part of Yugoslavia — Macedonia was inside of Greece’s borders for many years, and has all the intrigue of other destinations in Greece, but are very unique.
The best way to explore Macedonia is to start in Greece itself. The Port of Ouranoupoli is a debarkation port for many backpackers and travelers that opt for hostels over hotels, and exploration over direct transport. These adventurers get to see much more than a tourist who forgets that it is the journey, not the destination.
See all of the sites from a backpackers journey from Ouranoupoli to Skopje.