Yearly Archives: 2016

Peshna Cave (Peštera Pešna)

Peshna Cave – Пештера Пешна  – Peštera Pešna (Peshna’s Cave) This cultural monument, cave of Peshna, is located about 7 kilometers North-Northeast of the town of Makedonski Brod in the Poreče region of central western Macedonia. Makedonski Brod is 40 kilometers, about a 43 minute drive northwest of the city […]

Island of Golem Grad

Golem Grad (Snake Island)

Island of Golem Grad (Остров Голем Град, Big Town) Golem Grad, the only natural island in the Republic of Macedonia, is located on Lake Prespa in southwestern Macedonia a few kilometers from both borders with Greece and Albania. Part of the Galičica National Park, Golem Grad has a surface area […]

Alphabetical List of Wineries

List of Wineries in Macedonia In 2014, in attempt to align with EU standards, the Macedonian Ministry of Agriculture reclassified wineries in the three previous wine regions into sixteen wine districts.  As this can be confusing even for a wine lover who has explored the treasure of wineries in Macedonia, […]

Bovin Wine Barrels

Sts Peter & Paul on the Island of Golem Grad

Golem Grad – Sts. Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul on the island of Golem Grad This 14th century single nave church dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul (Свети Петар и Павле) is located on Golem Grad (Голем Град, also known as Snake Island) on Lake Prespa (Преспанско Езеро). Golem Grad is the only island in […]

Vevchani Carnival

Vevchani Carnival (Вевчански карнивал, Vevčanski carnival) The Vevchani Carnival, one of the most renowned village festivals in the Balkans, is an annual event held on the 13th and 14th of January to coincide with the Orthodox New Year on the Julian Calendar.  It is said that this festival has been […]

Vevchani Springs

Vevchani Springs, Вевчански Извори (Vevčanski Izvori) The pure waters of the Vevchani Springs and its idyllic nature can be found just on the western edge of the small town of Vevchani. Vevchani (Вевчани) is located on the eastern foothills of Mount Jablanica in southwestern Macedonia about 13 kilometers (17 minute […]

Vevčani (Vevchani)

Vevchani, Вевчани (Vevčani) The small town of Vevchani is located on the foothills of Mount Jablanica in southwestern Macedonia about 13 kilometers (17 minute drive) north of Struga and 14 kilometers north of Lake Ohrid. The origin of the name of the village evolves from the old Slavonic word “Ves” […]


Traikovsky Winery – Трајковски Винарија Traikovsky is a family-owned winery and distillery located in the village of Krnjevo (Крњево) that has been carrying forward the family tradition since 1922. The village of Krnjevo where is located 28 kilometers south of Kavadarci and 126 kilometers (2 hour drive) south of Skopje […]

Tikveš (Tikvesh)

Tikveš Winery – Винарија Тиквеш Founded in 1885, this winery, the largest in South Eastern Europe, is located in the town of Kavadarci in the heart of the Tikveš wine region.  In 2003, through new ownership and investment, the winery has taken a holistic approach to making wines, from the […]


Skovin Winery – Винарија Сковин Founded in 1979, Skovin produces 17 million liters of wine annually for local and regional markets and exports to countries in the European Union, Middle East, Russia, China and Japan.  Skovin’s vineyards can be found on the southern slopes of Mount Vodno. Skovin’s Classic Line […]


Povardarie Winery – Винарија Повардарие Established in 1963, the Povardarie Winery located in the town of Negotino began with 25 employees and a 2 million liter capacity.  In 2008 the winery was purchased by Vino Župa, a wine and juice company based in Aleksandrovac, Serbia.  Today, the winery has an […]