Tag Archives: Christian monasteries

Balkan Countries Travel Photos

17 May
Horses on the road from Leskovik to Çarshovë

This gallery contains 21 photos.

The photos in the Balkan Countries 2017 Gallery were taken during a two-month-and-a-half road trip through Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo, in the summer of 2017. Here, you will find photos from Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo (2017). In the future, I am planning to explore more of this region, though – the countries of former Yugoslavia (summer 2018). […]

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Exploring the Macedonian old town of Ohrid – Macedonia

03 Nov
Ohrid - Kaneo small bay

The first day in Ohrid old town I walked only through the Christian part of the old town of Ohrid. From the Upper Gate (Gorna Porta) of the fortress, I went to the citadel of Tsar Samoil on the hilltop. From there, I descended through a pine forest to the church from Plaosnik. I wandered […]

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From Prilep to Ohrid, passing Bitola – Macedonia

17 Oct
Bitola - the old Turkish bazaar

Monasteries around Prilep A day before going to Bitola, I drove through tiny villages until I reached Zrze monastery. Then, I found a troublesome shortcut to the mountain town of Kruševo. I returned to Prilep and drove steeply up to the Varosh monastery, and then to Treskavek. In the morning, I left Prilep and went […]

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From Skopje to Prilep, passing Kratovo – Macedonia

03 Oct
Kratovo - the town of bridges and towers

From Skopje to Kratovo I stopped in Staro Nagoričane, at St. George’s Church, and after that I made a detour to the megalithic observatory from Kokino. In Kuklica, I went to the Stone Dolls’ Valley and then stayed overnight in Kratovo, the town of towers and bridges. From Skopje, I turned half of the distance towards […]

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Skopje surroundings and Mavrovo region – Macedonia

17 Sep
Driving through the Bistra Mountains, near Mavrovo

From Skopje to Mavrovo We went with Vasko to a car service. After that, we drove up to Mount Vodno and stopped at the Macedonian Etno Village and Saint Panteleimon Monastery in Gorno Nerezi village. In the evening, we camped on the shore of Mavrovo Lake. In the morning, we went with Vasko to a car-service to fix […]

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