Plačkovica Basilica – Plachkovitsa – Плачковица
A short drive from Štip will bring you to Mount Plačkovica (Plachkovitsa) in Eastern Macedonia. Near the summit of Lisec on Mount Plačkovica we discovered this recently unearthed ancient basilica. Studying the nearby terrain, one can easily discern the strategic location of this basilica. Nearby and an easy hike is the Zrnovska River gorge. We enjoyed the hike and the breathtaking views.
A short drive from Štip (Shtip, Штип) will bring you to this mountain in Eastern Macedonia. Near the summit of Lisec (Лисец) and the Zrnovska River gorge we discovered this old basilica We also enjoyed a great hike, trailing after mountain goats and wonderful views.
The Plačkovica mountain is rich with canyons, rivers, waterfalls, passages, caves and high cliffs. The mountain is split into two halves, western and eastern, by the Zrnovska River. Lisec is the highest peak at 1754 meters (5,755 feet) and is located on the eastern side. On the western side, the highest peak is Turtel at 1,689 meters (5,541 feet).
Three beautiful canyons, Kamnik, Kozjak and Zrnovka, await the nature adventurer. There are also five caves that can safely be explored: the Big Cave, Kjup, Dahlia, Turtel and Ponor. All five have cave decorations and thrill for the not so claustrophobic.