In 2006, Macedonia was ranked a lowly 96th in the world when it came to ‘ease of doing business.’ Ten years later, in 2016, it was ranked in the top 25 nations and attracts entrepreneurs from across Europe. Not only is Macedonia looking up business-wise, with its Mediterranean and Balkan history, and its government’s drive to put Macedonia firmly on the tourist map, it’s becoming a country to visit for travellers who prefer to hire a car from National Car Rental and get off the beaten tourist track.
Things to See and Do in Macedonia
Part of the former Yugoslavia, Macedonia became independent in 1991 and a member of the United Nations in 1993. While its capital Skopje seems to have somehow blended its ancient architecture and history with the modern tourist attractions of museums, monuments and fountains, booking a cheap vehicle from National allows the adventurous traveller to tour farther afield, and explore largely unexplored regions.
Businessmen are increasingly using cheap car rentals to combine business meetings with the chance to visit areas of the country where outside business investment could prove beneficial to all parties.
A Holiday by Car in Macedonia
Whether you need a small city car to get you from one business venue to another, or a family saloon to make the most of your holiday in Macedonia, contact National and book online for our best rates. National’s cheap car hire and our award-winning customer service will ensure your vehicle is waiting for you, whether you fly into Ohrid ‘St. Paul the Apostle’ Airport, or Skopje ‘Alexander the Great’ Airport.
At National , our vehicles carry all the safety equipment required by Macedonian traffic laws. Our helpful staff are on hand to answer any driving concerns, help with directions to your hotel or put you on the right road for the first leg of your driving holiday.
Famous Road Trips to Take in Macedonia
Enjoy a day or two visiting the monuments, architecture, markets, bazaars and restaurants of Skopje after your arrival. Then, having arranged your cheap car hire from National, you can begin getting to know the real Macedonia. If you’re a little concerned and want to get your Macedonian driving feet wet with a short (four hour), comfortable drive to one of the country’s most famous attractions, you have a choice of two routes.
From Skopje, a pleasant four-hour drive down the E-65 and R-1201, or the E-75 and E-65, will get you to the town of Ohrid and the stunningly beautiful Lake Ohrid. Of course, you don’t have to do everything in a day. Book an overnight stop in a working winery or detour off the main roads and book into a cheap, comfortable bed and breakfast. With cheap car hire from National, the history, culture and attractions of Macedonia are waiting to be discovered.