Open post Krklino, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

Krklino village near Bitola

Krklino is a village in Municipality of Bitola, which according to the 2002 census counted 611 inhabitants, a number which is far smaller today. According to one legend, the name of village Krklino comes from the name of the beautiful girl “Ilina”, who in the surrounding villages was known under the name of “Krklina”.

In village Krklino, there are churches dedicated to St. Todor and St. Mary, and especially interesting is the monastery St. Elijah, situated on a hill near the village.

St. Iliya Krklino, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

St. Elijah Monastery

Up to the monastery leads an asphalt road, and what makes it especially interesting to visit this monastery in each period of the year is its location and the wonderful panoramas toward Pelagonija and Pelister.

Particularly interesting in village Krklino is the private museum and collection of rarities “Filip”. The rich collection of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, as well as well arranged city, village, Turkish and Jewish rooms, are just a motive plus to visit this museum, which according to many is the richest private museum in Macedonia.

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Open post Bukovo village near Bitola, Macedonia

Bukovo village

Bukovo village is located in the southern part of the Municipality of Bitola at altitude of 770 m a.s.l.
There are two rivers passing trough Bukovo village: Stara Reka (“Old River”) and Kindarka.

The impressive architecture in village Bukovo is a testimony for its glorious past, that is, some of the houses are built in same style as the houses on the main street in Bitola – Shirok Sokak.

Architecture in village Bukovo, Bitola municipality, Macedonia
Architecture in village Bukovo, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

It is assumed that the population in this village has settled from the villages in the surrounding area, and according to some authors, part of the population in Bukovo came from the ancient city Heraclea.

Especially attractive in the vicinity of village Bukovo is the monastery “Holy Transfiguration”, which is one of the favorite picnic locations for the inhabitants of Bukovo and Bitola.

Bukovo village is widely known for the red pepper produced here, known as “Bukovec” whose name is derived from the name of the village.

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Open post Gorno Oreovo, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

Gorno Oreovo village

The village of Gorno Oreovo is located 8 km from Bitola and up to the village leads the road through the village of Bukovo.
The name of the village originates from the richness of the walnuts in this region (“Orev” = Walnut).
The village is mountainous and is located at altitude of 960 meters a.s.l.
In the vicinity of the village on May 3, 1942, the first Bitola partisan detachment “Pelister” was eliminated, as it is evidenced by the monument in the center of the village.
In 1961 village Gorno Oreovo had 279 inhabitants and according to the census in 2002, the village had only 23 inhabitants.
In the center of the village the church St. Petka is located built in 1860 and near the village particularly interesting is the location “Dupen Kamen”.

Gorno Oreovo, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

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Open post Oleveni village - Bitola municipality - Macedonia

Oleveni – village in Bitola Municipality

Oleveni village is located 8 km from the city of Bitola. The village was first mentioned under the name “Haleveni” in a Turkish document between 1650 and 1750.

Oleveni village - Bitola municipality - Macedonia

Oleveni village - Bitola municipality - Macedonia

Oleveni village - Bitola municipality - Macedonia
The village is hilly, placed at altitude 590 meters above sea level.
According to the 2002 census, the village counted 157 inhabitants.
The village celebrates the holyday St. Atanasij (May 15).


In the immediate vicinity of the village, several small chapels have been restored recently: St. Elijah, St. Atanas, St. Petka, St. Ana.

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Baresani – village in Bitola Municipality

Barešani is village in Municipality of Bitola, 10 km south of Bitola city.

Placed at an altitude of 660 m above sea level on the eastern slope of Baba Mountain, in the past near the village passed the famous Via Egnatia road.
According to the 2002 census, the village had 205 inhabitants, a number that is far smaller today.
In the center of the village is the temple dedicated to St. Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) built after the First World War, and in the west part of the village is the monastery St Mercurius (Св. Меркурие), which is one of the more beautiful monasteries in this part of Bitola municipality.

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St. Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) church in village of Bareshani, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

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St. Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) church in village of Bareshani, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) church in village of Bareshani, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) church in village of Bareshani, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Demetrius (Св. Димитриј) church in village of Bareshani, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia
Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Mercurius (Св. Меркурие) monastery in Bareshani village, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia
Open post Kanino Bitola Macedonia

Kanino – village in Municipality of Bitola

Kanino is village in Municipality of Bitola, 11 km from Bitola city. To the village leads the Bitola – Dragosh asphalt road.

Kanino is located at the foothills of Baba Mountain at altitude 617 meters above sea level.

Near the village is the church dedicated to the Nativity of St. Mary (Рождество на Пресвета Богородица), up to which leads a narrow asphalt road.

Kanino Sv Bogorodica
The small monastery St. Petka (Св. Петка) near the village is a popular picnic location for the inhabitants of the surrounding villages.

kanino sv petka
The holiday of the village is “Mala Bogorodica” (21 September).

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Kanino - village in Municipality of Bitola, Macedonia

 

Kanino - village in Municipality of Bitola, Macedonia
Kanino - village in Municipality of Bitola, Macedonia

 

Sv. Petka - Kanino - village in Municipality of Bitola, Macedonia

 

Sv. Petka - Kanino - village in Municipality of Bitola, Macedonia
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Graeshnica – village in Municipality of Bitola

Graeshnica is a village in the southern part of Municipality of Bitola, 17 km away from the city of Bitola.

The village is located 700 m above sea level in the foothills of Baba Mountain.
In ancient times, the near the village of Graeshnica passed the ancient road Via Egnatia.
According to the 2002 census, there were 190 inhabitants in the village.

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Architecture - Graeshnica village - Bitola municipality, Macedonia

Architecture - Graeshnica village - Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Architecture - Graeshnica village - Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Holy Salvation (Св. Спас) church in village Graeshnica, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia
Holy Salvation (Св. Спас) church in village Graeshnica, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia
Open post Dragosh village in Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

Dragosh – village in Municipality of Bitola

Dragosh village is located 20 km from Bitola and to it leads an asphalt road.

It is the southernmost settlement on the eastern side of Baba Mountain, located in the immediate vicinity of the border with the Republic of Greece.
According to the 2002 census, the village of Dragos numbered 33 inhabitants.
The holiday of the village is St. Elijah (August 2), when many people gather in the nearby monastery.
In this and other villages in this region, several churches and monasteries were built in different periods of time.

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St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia
View toward Greece - St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia
St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

St. Elijah (Св. Илија) monastery in village Dragosh, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia
Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Dragosh village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia
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Velushina – village in Municipality of Bitola

Village Velushina is located 12 km south of Bitola city at 616 m above sea level, on the very line where Baba Mountain passes smoothly into the Pelagonija valley.

The village is divided into two neighborhoods – Upper and Lower, and Veluska River flows through it.

Near the village there are traces of human existence since the earliest times, such as “Velushka” and “Porodinska” “tumba”.
“Velushka Tumba” is a Neolithic settlement, one of the numerous in Pelagonia valley that is a proof of a dynamic life in prehistory in these areas. The fertile land on which the agricultural products were planted, the proximity to “Veluska” and “Crna” Rivers and the Baba Mountain in the west, created excellent conditions for the formation of these Neolithic settlements.

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uspenie na presveta bogorodica velushina

Dormition of the Mother of God church

Much of the objects found in these settlements are today presented in the permanent exhibition of the NI Institute and the Museum Bitola.
In antiquity, near village Velusina, the famous road Via Egnatia passed, which also had a significant impact on the development of this village.
Today the number of inhabitants in this village is constantly decreasing and according to the 2002 census, there were 160 people living here. Today are much less.
The proximity to Baba Mountain and the monastery St. George is a motive plus for visitors from Bitola who are frequent guests in this village and for many it is a favorite destination for short cycling / hiking excursions.

st george monastery velushina

St George Monastery

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How to reach village Velushina

To the village leads asphalt road, 12 km from Bitola. Taking a taxi from Bitola city center is the best option.

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Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Church Dormition of the Mother of God in village Velushina, Bitola municipality, Macedonia

 

Traditional architecture, Velushina village, Bitola municipality, Macedonia
Open post Kapejnci na Dragor, Dihovo, Bitola

Dihovo Village – excellent destination for rest and relaxation

Dihovo village is located under the slopes of Baba Mountain in the Municipality of Bitola, 7 km away from Bitola city center.

The river Dragor passes through the village, which is one of the main destinations of Bitola population during the hot summer days.

The beautiful streams along the river, the fresh Pelister air and the beautiful meadows make Dihovo a great place for rest and relaxation.
Whether you are interested in the rich cultural heritage in the region of Bitola, the natural beauties of Pelister or if you want to explore the surroundings with a jeep, Dihovo village is one of your choices if you are planning to visit Bitola region.

Within the village is located the church St. Dimitrij from 1830 and the sall Holy Sunday church.

St. Dimitrij church in Dihovo Bitola Macedonia

Sv. Nedela Dihovo Bitola Macedonia
The proximity to Bitola on one side and Pelister National Park on the other, make this village a great place for several day vacations.

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Dihovo, Bitola, Macedonia - pool

Dihovo, Bitola, Macedonia - Spring - Dihovski Livadi

 

Pelister - view from Dihovo village, Bitola, Macedonia

 

Dragor River - Dihovo village, Bitola, Macedonia

 

Dragor River - Dihovo village, Bitola, Macedonia

 

Dragor River - Dihovo village, Bitola, Macedonia

 

Pelister - view from Dihovo village, Bitola, Macedonia
 
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