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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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
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Churches and monasteries in Velushina:
- Church ” Dormition of the Mother of God” – the main village church…
- Church “St. Elijah “…
- Monastery “St. George”…
- Church “St. Atanasij “
- Church “Holy Sunday “…
- Church “St. Kuzman and Damjan “
- Church “St. Nicholas “
- Church “St. Petka”
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.
Photo Gallery village Velushina