Medžitlija-Níki border crossing

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Medžitlija-Níki border crossing
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Information
Countries: Flag of Greece Greece | Flag of Macedonia Macedonia
Type: Road
Motorway: E 65

The border checkpoint is between the macedonian city of Bitola, the village Niki and the greek town of Florina. There is not much traffic on this road but you will find a lift close to the border. Especially during lunchtime and siesta hours there is almost no traffic, nobody seems to cross that border. It is no problem to walk the border. At the border parking, no cars, no trucks. Dead spot!

Experiences

  • Quarim:I walked the border in may 2009 after a family from Bitola took me in there overfilled car, mom, dad, three kids, me and my backpack. The officer at the border control was suprised to see me walking the border but let me pass without problems. Just after the border there is a small village with a small restaurant. Because I really get burned during my walk, I decided to get a drink there. The village nearly seems to be dead and I was the only person on the road. The whole family of the small restaurant came to me to talk a bit. The grandmother was able to speak german and was really friendly, my drink was for free. After half an hour, I decided to leave, just entered the road and the first car passing since over an hour suddenly appears and stops. No waiting time at all. One car per hour!