As an isolated republic of the former Yugoslav SFR, Macedonia has very modest levels of tourist activity. Medieval monasteries and Orthodox churches are primary attractions. Turkish baths and bazaars can also be found. In 2000 there were about 224,000 tourist arrivals and tourism receipts totaled $37 million. The 6,636 hotel rooms had an occupancy rate of only 15% that year.
In 2002, the US government estimated the cost of a stay in MAcedonia at about $153 per day.