Natural beauty above Skopje and complex objects for pleasant enjoyment
Matka, the butterfly valley, is very characteristic locality nearby Skopje. It is located north-west of Skopje on the end of the river Treska along Shishevo Gorge. Matka is a complex of a deeply engraved canyon and first artificial accumulation in the Balkan Peninsula was built there in 1938. There are more caves, mountaineering training centre, tidy flow of Treska for white water rafting, a complex of more monasteries, a mountain hostel, restauraunts, catering objects, breath-taking nature with rich flora and fauna. The accumulation occupies 0,25 km squared. It’s function is to produce electrical power for Skopje.