Car Hire Macedonia
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Are you looking for affordable car hire? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding, also you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Macedonia short guide
Macedonia is located in South-Eastern Europe and has 2 million inhabitants. The country has no coastline, but borders on Serbia and Kosovo to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south and Albania to the west.
The country’s official language is Macedonian (and Albanian).
Macedonia is a mountainous country with forests, valleys and lakes. The highest mountain is Korab, located 2764 meters above sea level The river Vardar flows through the country’s central parts in a southerly direction – towards Greece. Macedonia has both Mediterranean climate and a continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters.
The capital Skopje is located north of the country by the river Vardar, and has approximately 507,000 inhabitants. Skopje is the country’s political, cultural, economic and academic center in the country. Skopje is emerging as a modern metropolis, and also has many historical monuments and sights.
Other major cities are Kumanovo, Bitola, Tetovo, Gostivar and Prilep.
Town of Ohrid, located at Lake Ohrid in southwestern country, the country’s main tourist area – with sandy beaches and pleasant climate. The town was founded in the 600s, and has several historic sites. Both the town and the lake is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (both for its natural and cultural heritage). Macedonia’s second largest airport is here – Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport.
Traffic and Driving Tips Macedonia
For driving in Macedonia, it is required from every driver to be at least 18 years old and have a full valid driving permit from a country of residence. Visitors from non-European Union countries should have International driver licenses further to their original driving permits.
To drive a rental car, drivers must be at least 25 years of age.
Rules you should know:
in built up areas – 50 km/h; outside the built up areas – 80 km/h; on the motorways – 100 km/h; on the highways – 120 km/h.
The speed limit for cars with trailers is: in built up areas – 50 km/h; on other roads – 80 km/h.
Drivers, whose with driving experience is less than 2 years, may drive outside the built up areas with speed no more than 60 km/h, on motorways — 80 km/h, on highways — 90 km/h.
Traffic moves on the right side.
The most admissible blood alcohol level is 0.05 %. For drivers, whose experience is less than 2 years, blood alcohol level is 0.0 %.
It is no permitted to ride children under 12 years on the front seat.
The dipped headlights are obligatory 24 hours per day all the year round.
Use of seat belts is obligatory for drivers and front and rear passengers.
It is forbidden to use mobile phones while driving even phones equipped with hand-free device.
It is required to have in the vehicle an automobile first-aid kit, towing cable, fire extinguisher, warning triangle (in the presence of the trailer, it is necessary to have two warning triangles), reflecting waistcoat (everybody must put it on before an exit on the motorway or highway at night or in the conditions of poor visibility).
From 15 November to 15 March, winter tires must be put on all wheels and have the minimum 4 mm depth of a protector.
It is not permitted to use snow tires.
Spiked tyres are prohibited.
Vehicles on roundabouts have priority.
It is not permitted to park vehicles on the sidewalk.
Third party insurance is compulsory.
The use of radar detectors is not permitted.
When enter into Macedonia, drivers should change some cash at the border to be able to pay the highway toll fees. Payment is made in local currency by cash. It is necessary to keep the fiscal check in a vehicle all the time while driving on the road and to be ready to show it for authorized control.
The amount of payment depends on the vehicle category doesn’t differ for cars with the local and foreign registration.
– The I category includes vehicles with the maximum height up to 1.7 m and the maximum length up to 5.5 m – cars and motorcycles.
– The II category includes vehicles with the maximum height up to 3.3 m and the maximum length up to 9.5 m – cars with trailers, auto-houses, and trucks.
Drivers must carry at all times while driving their driver licenses, International driving permits (if required), and car registration and insurance documents.
On working days, it is required to ray fee for parking in “Red Zone” from 07.00 (7 a.m.) to 22.00 (10 p.m.). At the “Red Zone”, parking is permitted only within two hours. After the expiration of time the vehicles will be repatriated. It is permitted to park in the “Red Zone” to vehicles with weight of up to 2.5 t and buses with maximum 12 passengers.
Fines must be paid at a Post Office or bank. If payment is made within 8 days of the fine being issued, there is a 50% discount.
Ohrid / Ohrid Airport
The country’s international airport is Skopje Alexander the Great Airport, located just outside the capital.
Popular Destinations Macedonia
Bitola – Ohrid – Ohrid Airport – Skopje – Skopje Airport – Tetovo