About Brko

I am a Macedonia enthusiast and an adventurer. I really enjoy being immersed in the Macedonian culture, meeting people from all over Makedonija and sharing their traditions and cultural heritage.

Skopje – Holy Saviour (Sv. Spas)

Church of the Holy Saviour, Sveti Spas (Свети Спас) in Skopje (Скопје) This 16th century church dedicated to the Ascension of Jesus Christ or Holy Saviour, Sveti Spas in Macedonian, is located near the Old Bazaar (Stara Charshija) just below the Skopje Fortress (Skopsko Kale).  The church is inside a […]

Sv. Spas - Holy Saviour in Skopje

Church of St. Demetrius in Skopje

Skopje – St. Demetrius

St. Demetrius, Sv. Dimitrija (Свети Димитија) in Skopje (Скопје) This cathedral style church dedicated to Saint Demetrius is located in the center of Skopje across the Old Stone Bridge on the other side of Ploshtad (Skopje main plaza) in the Jewish Neighborhood below the Skopje Fortress (Skopsko Kale) just past the […]


The Village of Ljubojno – Љубојно The village of Ljubojno is located in southwestern Macedonia on the edge of the Pelister National Forest on Mount Baba near the eastern shore of Lake Prespa.  This picturesque and peaceful village of stone architecture is a great spot for ecotourism and nature activities. […]

Stone architecture in the village of Ljubojno

Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Mustafa Pasha Mosque –  Mustafa Paşa Camii – Мустафа Пашина Џамија This mosque built in 1492 in honor of Mustafa Pasha, vizier (minister) for the sultans during the period Macedonia was part of the Ottoman Empire.  The marble plaque above the entrance not only indicates (in Arabic) the year the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Island of Golem Grad

Bovin Wine Barrels

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, […]

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 […]

Sts Peter & Paul on the Island of Golem Grad

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 […]