Monthly Archives: April 2016


Тhe City of Prilep (Прилеп) Prilep is located in the northern part of the Pelagonija Valley in Central Macedonia and is the 4th largest city in Macedonia with a population of around 67,000.  Prilep in itself is a cultural and heritage center for Macedonia and serves as a great hub […]

Dolneni Folk Music Festival (Pece Atanasovski)

Dolneni Music Festival – Dolnenskiot Festival – Долненскиот фестивал (The Dolneni Music Festival id commonly called the Pece Atanasovski Festival – Пеце Атанасовски Фестивал) This annual festival held in the village of Dolneni, 17 kilometers north of Prilep was founded in 1973 by Pece Atanasovski.  Pece, born in Dolneni in 1925, […]

Smilevo (Home of Dame Gruev)

Smilevo – Смилево This village is best known for the Battle of Smilevo, the start of the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire on the 2nd of August in 1903.  It is also famous for one of its native sons, Dame Gruev, one of the founders and leaders of the […]

Rapeš (Rapesh)

Rapeš – Rapesh – Рапеш This village located in the Mariovo region in southwestern Macedonia is about 36 kilometers east of Bitola on the eastern slope of Selečka (Selechka) Mountain close to the Black River (Crna Reka).  There are three necropolises in Rapesh from the Iron Age: Karanka (Каранка), Slamite […]


The Town of Kratovo (Кратово) Kratovo, the “City of Towers & Bridges”, is located in a volcanic crater (from which the town derives its name) on the western slopes of the Osogovo mountain.  A hilly terrain with a river running through the center of the town combined with unique architecture makes […]

Velušina (Velushina)

The Village of Velušina (Velushina) – Велушина Velushina is located 15 kilometers south of Bitola (Битола) on route R2333 (about six kilometers north of the border with Greece) at the foot of Mount Baba in the Pelagonija (Пелагонија) Valley.  The Velushka River (Велушка Река) flows through the village,. We happened […]

Pelince – St. George

Saint George – Свети Ѓорѓи in Pelince (Пелинце, Pelintse) This chapel dedicated to St. George is located in the ASNOM Memorial Park in the village of Pelince. Pelince is about 27 kilometers north of Kumanovo on route R1207.  The ASNOM Memorial Park is dedicated to the first session of ASNOM, […]

Nerezi – St. Panteleimon (Pantelejmon)

Saint Panteleimon – Свети Пантелејмон (Sveti Pantelejmon)  near Gorno Nerezi (Горно Нерези) The Monastery of St. Panteleimon is located in the village of Gorno Nerezi on Mount Vodno and overlooks the city of Skopje.  The church was built by the Byzantine prince Alexei Angel son of Constantine Angel and Theodora, […]