Delchevo

Travel Guide Europe Macedonia Delchevo

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Introduction

Delchevo is a small city in the eastern part of Macedonia. A place with around 15,000 people living in. The city is located bellow the beautiful mountain Golak. The river going trough the centre of the city called Bregalnica is one of the greatest rivers in Macedonia.

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Events and Festivals

The most famous event in the city is the St. Panteleymon festival which bring people from all over the country in the Golak mountain on the 9th of August every year.

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Getting There

By Plane

The nearest airport is the Skopje TAV airport, which is 170 kilometres away from Delchevo.

By Train

There are no railroads going trough Delchevo.

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Getting Around

By Car

Since it is a small city, it can be walked around in an hour or two. You would need a car only to go to the mountain Golak, but if you enjoy hiking, you could take a hike and go on the top of the mountain in an hour.

By Foot

Everything in the city is in walking distance.

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Eat

Delchevo is a city full of restaurants. In each of them you will find traditional Macedonian food. The prices are low compared to the other cities in the country. You cannot find lot of international cuisines in the city.

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Drink

The most common alcohol drink in the city is Rakija (made of plums). Don't miss trying it if you consume alcohol.

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Sleep

There is only one hotel in Delchevo, called Hotel Macedonia. The prices there are around 15$, the service you get for the money is great.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet access is widely available throughout the country. Internet cafés are available in most cities and in some villages. Almost all hotels provide internet access, either free or paid. Local coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi access, as many other public places do. Feel free to ask for the password, if the network is locked.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Macedonia's internetional telpehone code is 389.

Mobile phones are widely spread and the coverage is excellent. There are 3 mobile networks (T-mobile, One and VIP), all using the GSM/3G standard. You can buy a pre-paid SIM card from T-mobile for MKD295 (€5) with MKD250 free talk time, from ONE for MKD190 (€3) with MKD250 free talk time, and from VIP for MKD300 (€5) with MKD300 free talk time. You may need to show your ID card or passport when buying.

If you want to use your home cellphone for internet service, buy a local SIM card or otherwise switch off data roaming and use wifi only. Prices per MB are still extremely high otherwise.

Post

Macedonia's National Postal Service offers fairly reliable and affordable services, though it might take a while for your letter or postcard to arrive. At least 3-5 days within Europe, but more like 10 days for destinations outside Europe. Major post offices keep fairly long opening times, from 8:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday and even on Sunday mornings in some places like Skopje. Smaller towns and rural areas have (much) shorter opening times. If you want to send a package internationally, use courier services like FedEx, UPS, TNT or DHL, as they are fast,. reliable and competitively priced.

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