The Village of Zovik – Зовиќ– Zovič
The village of Zovik located in the Mariovo region in southwestern Macedonia is about 51 kilometers east of Bitola alongside the Gradeskha River, a tributary of the Black River (Crna Reka). At the time of our visit to see the “Movie Bridge” featured in Milcho Manchevski’s movie “Dust” we also encountered a curious donkey who wanted some attention. The area amongst all the rock is very beautiful.
The village of Zovik is one of the handful of villages in the Mariovo region that features remarkable stone architecture such as Gradešnica (Gradeshnitsa), Staravina and Rapeš (Rapesh). According to page 55 of the Macedonia Census in 2002, this village had 13 households and 31 inhabitants1.