Mountains


Buševa (Busheva)

Buševa (Busheva) Mountains – Бушева Планина The Buševa (Busheva) Mountains are located in western Macedonia at Kruševo (Krushevo).  Kruševo is on the slopes of Busheva’s highest peak, Musica (Мусица) at 1788 meters (5,866 feet) giving Krushevo the honor of being the ‘highest’ town in Macedonia. This area was the site […]


Maleševo (Maleshevo)

The Maleševo (Maleshevo) Малешево Mountains The Maleshevo mountains are part of the Osogovo–Belasica mountain range located on the Macedonia-Bulgaria border and on its western slopes you will find the town of Berovo. Maleševo is also a geographical territory referring to the region in Macedonia covering the municipalities of Berovo and […]


Kozjak

Mount Kozjak This mountain is located on the Macedonian border with Serbia.  The highest peak is Virovi (Вирови) at 1,284 meters (4213 feet).  There are other geographical references to Kozjak in Macedonia: Another mountain located in the Prilep area Two villages, one in the Resen and one in the Karbinci […]


Vodno

Mount Vodno – Водно Планина This medium-sized mountain, home to the iconic millennium cross, provides very nice views of the Skopje (Скопје), the capital city of Macedonia.  Vodno is popular tourist destination, especially for family hikes. As is Mount Busheva near Krushevo, this is a great spot for paragliding. The […]


Titov Vrv (Tito’s Peak)

Titov Vrv – Титов Врв aka the “Big Turk” – Голем Турчин (Golem Turčin) Titov Vrv (Tito’s Peak) is at 2748 meters (9016 feet) above sea level and is the highest peak entirely in Macedonia.  It is part of the Šar Planina Шар Планина (Šar, pronounced “shar”). The highest peak in […]


Popova Šapka (Popova Shapka)

Popova Šapka – Попова Шапка (Popova Shapka) Popova Shapka, part of the Šar Planina (Šar mountain range, pronounced “Shar”) is a peak and ski resort in Northwestern Macedonia just west of the town of Tetovo.   The peak Popova Šapka reaches 1780 meters (5840 feet). To reach Popova Shapka from Tetovo […]


Ponikva

Mount Ponikva – Пониква Ponikva is part of the Osogovo mountain range and has an elevation of 1560 meters (5118 feet). The name not only refers to the mountain peak but also to the ski resort located there.  Whatever the season, this mountain offers spectacular views and wonderful nature. Ponikva […]


Plačkovica (Plachkovitsa)

Plačkovica – Plachkovitsa – Плачковица A short drive from Štip (Shtip, Штип) will bring you to this mountain, Plachkovitsa, in Eastern Macedonia.  Near the summit of Lisec (Лисец) and the Zrnovska River gorge we discovered an old basilica, a great hike, mountain goats and wonderful views.  We even discovered the […]


Korab (Golem Korab)

Mount Korab (Кораб) Mount Korab is the highest mountain in Macedonia (12th highest in Europe) and is located on the border with Albania.  It has a number of peaks, the highest being Golem (Great) Korab at 2764 meters. The name “Korab” refers to the ancient Slavic god of the sea. The […]


Kajmakčalan (Kajmakchalan)

Kajmakčalan – Кајмакчалан (Kajmakchalan) As with any mountain hike or climb, you are rewarded with beautiful vistas, such as hiking to Kajmakchalan. Unfortunately on the day of this climb much of the hike was under an overcast sky but I managed a couple of good shots and really enjoyed the […]