Skopje is among Europe's most entertaining and eclectic small capital cities. As the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition. Skopje also is a very attractive tourist destination with its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sport halls, caves in the canyon of the River Treska and Lake Matka and a health spa in the eastern part of the city. Take a walk along the beautiful quay of the Macedonian river “Vardar” or the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar, which is the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today. Skopje is internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa.