National Park Pelister, Bitola

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Known for its two glacial lakes called Pelister's Eyes, National Park Pelister offers many opportunities for hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing and birdwatching. The alpine landscapes of pine forests, sparkling springs, and apple orchards shelter wildlife like bears, wolves, deer, wild boars, rabbits, and eagles. Take one of the historical hiking trails dating from World War I, and walk over reconstructed bridges and along trenches with cannon positions. On the edge of the park is an "eco" village that preserves traditional way of life and an intimate relationship with nature. Locals recommend hiking with a mountain guide if unfamiliar with the area. Using our world travel planner, Bitola attractions like National Park Pelister can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • July 25, 2017
    It's national park where you can find unique pine tree called Molika. You can hike with trails explained at boards, have picnic everything for free at fresh air. After hike or picnic you can drink cof...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    The area is beautiful, but urgently need investments! Akomoi roads are narrow and in poor condition, lacking the distinct signs in several languages and generally the area to pull tourism needs money ...
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  • July 2, 2017
    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 accessibl...  more »
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  • Peacefull place, ideal to relax and get away from all the noise and traffic in the city, excellent for hiking and recreation.
  • Perfect mountain in Macedonia for hiking & biking in summer and ski touring in winter. Wonderfull and endemic nature, especially in the "molika" endemic pine forest
  • Ideal for outdoor activities and hiking, relax. Deep characteristic forest just for this park, unique in Macedonia.
  • Nature and silence go very well together and this is the place where that happens.
  • Pure nature. Untouched.

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