National Park Pelister
National Park Pelister
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AHZambia
London, UK1,302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
We walked “The Path of the First World War” driving to park at the top and walking downhill. It is a very good path, and there is an information hut half way down with lots of information. The forest is beautiful with lots of pine trees.
Written February 16, 2023
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Di S
Geelong, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
I couldn't get enough of the fresh air up on Molika. This place was breathtaking. People ask whether we've been superimposed into our photos here, it was just so picturesque!
Written September 27, 2014
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dave c
Toronto, Canada550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
They havge a huge ski lkift there that has not been used in years. The hotel below the ski lift has been for sale for years and no one wants to buy it. From this location you can drive part of the way to the top of the mountain and then walk the rest of the way to the small lake at the very top that must have been created by a meterorite millions of years ago to get to it you have to walk down into the crater probably 500 feet.It is absolutely amazing and such a shame the government or a private concern doesn't buy the hotel and fix it up. Its worth going there every time we go to Macedonia.

Dave c
Written September 3, 2014
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Mandarina
Ljubljana, Slovenia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
A great place to get away from the blistering heat during the summer days. Suitable for any age group, for relaxation but also for professional hikers too. One of the few places in the world where you can see the endemic Molika pine, but also a great variety of other flowers and animals. If you are physically fit you can hike to the top where you can see the amazing sight of the two glacial lakes.
Written August 4, 2013
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The oldest of Macedonia's national parks, Pelister occupies the mountain range in the south- central of that country, with its nearest urban area being the ancient city of Bitola.
Reasonably accessible on the lower slopes, the actual mountain top "Pelister" is at 2601 metres.
Virtually forested throughout this national park is famous for its ancient Molika pine trees, which cover most of the lower and mid range slopes.
Various hiking trails are explained by notice boards - together with their estimated completion time.
This National Park is an attractive well cared for forested area.
Written July 2, 2017
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Nicole B
Porto Alegre, RS982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This nice park outside of Bitola has multiple trails for hiking, for multiple levels. We took the WWI Historic Trail and the Children's Discovery Trail with our 2 year old and both were manageable and fun. The weather was perfectly cool considering it was 95 down in Bitola. Lots of people walk, hike, or picnic up there on the weekends. Nice views of the whole valley.
Written July 25, 2016
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beantony15
Kyneton, Australia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Pelister National Park, in the south of Macedonia on the border with Greece, is a wilderness of rugged mountains, hidden villages and deep glacial lakes, and a haven for hikers. Eco-tourism is encouraged as a way to preserve the natural environment and to boost the local economy. I stayed in Bracjino, a pretty mountain village, in a small b&b. Our host, Divna, welcomed us into her home and prepared delicious traditional food. She shared her special baklava recipe with us and it has become one of my favourite desserts.
Brajcino, like other towns in the south seemed very quiet at first, with several half-built and empty houses. We learnt from the villagers that many younger people have migrated for work, but they send money home and return during their holidays to continue work on their houses. During a walk through the village everyone we met stopped to talk and to tell us they had a relative in Canada, Australia, the USA or another country.
Brajcino has a few houses offering b&b and two restaurants. Old men shuffle up and down its winding lanes, sometimes with a cow in front or a donkey behind and invariably carrying hoes to open and close small irrigation channels into their gardens and orchards. Every householder has a few sheep and the village had hired a shepherd to herd them over the mountain pastures around the town. A short but steep walk from the village is an ancient chapel and monastery that provides accommodation for hikers and back-packers.
Written January 31, 2016
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CaribAZ
Jolly Harbour, Antigua27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
National Park, all its there from our stand of being there for and only - The Nature! Maybe one day the infrastructure will be more progressive, but that might spoiled all that undeveloped, untouched Nature!
Written December 8, 2013
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mishevski
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
National Park with excellent nature. Good for skiing in winter and hiking in other periods. Visit the top Pelister and the Lakes.
Written May 11, 2013
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berat a
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I have visited Pelister during the summer season. Walking trails are fantastic, as well as the scenery and experience hiking through tall pine trees, part of the sub-Mediterranean prehistoric pine forests. Hotel Molika, although partly dilapidated, nicely located, in the middle of the forest, providing easy and convenient access to trails. More dramatic landscape appears when you pass the tree line, and reach the glacial escarpments and lakes of Baba Mountain. Enchanting experience, especially with the display of sparking forests played by millions of lighting bugs in the darkness of the night.
Written August 9, 2019
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