St. Elijah monastery near Rotino village, Municipality of Bitola

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The monastery church dedicated to St. Elijah (Св. Илија) is a relatively new object, which, according to the local population, was built on the foundations of an older monastery. The monastery is located on the outskirts of Rotino village, about 200 meters from the last house.

Monastery St. Elijah, Rotino village
Манастир Св. Илија, село Ротино

Monastery St. Elijah, Rotino village
Monastery St. Elijah, Rotino village

The thick beech forest of Baba Mountain, the arranged picnic area near the Monastery and the picturesque Rotino Lake, are the main reasons why this monastery is one of the favorite destinations for Bitola citizens.

Rotino village, Bitola municipality
Rotino village, Bitola municipality
Rotino village, Bitola municipality
Rotino village, Bitola municipality
Rotino village, Bitola municipality
Rotino village, Bitola municipality

At approximately 200 meters from the Monastery, is located the so-called “Rotino Lake” (Read More>>>).

Rotino Lake, Baba Mountain, Bitola Municipality, Macedonia

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How to get to the monastery

From the center of Bitola to the center of Rotino village leads an asphalt road in a length of 13 km. From the center of Rotino village, toward the south, on the outskirts of the village, the monastery St. Elijah is located, and up to it leads a narrow unpaved road, suitable also for normal cars.

Bitola, January 1917 – During the First World War

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With the entry of the Entente forces in Bitola in November 1916, the armies of the Central Powers retreated to the surrounding mountains.

Clock Tower in Bitola

Clock Tower in Bitola