Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

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, […]