National Park Pelister, Bitola

(4.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful park. Empty. Very green, nature, snow. Scenery and pictures more beautiful throughout Macedonia in my trip.
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  • We visited this place by accident as we followed google maps in trying to get us to Ohrid from Bitola. Amazing place with helpful visitors centre. Plenty of hikes 
  • We drove to the Park Pelišter purposefully in order to reach the top of mountain lake. Went for a very long time but there were rewards stunning and unspoilt nature.
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  • Beautiful park with a really nice drive to the top of the mountain but a little bit sketchy with all the abandoned buildings and google maps told me to go down one road which was definitely not intended for cars to use.
  • Excellent place for hiking, perfect mountain
  • Beautiful place with decent access via road. Will return in the future for a real hike!
  • Great national park. Worth visiting. Hike Bike Ski and other.
  • Great view