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Hiking in Ohrid

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Hiking in Ohrid

Location

Galichica

With its characteristic relief represented by wide and deep ravines and its wide plateau at an altitude exceeding 2000 metres, the Macedonian part of Galichica mountain offers the visitor a gorgeous view of Ohrid and Prespa lakes.

The Galichica national park covers the municipalities of Ohrid and Prespa and abounds in natural beauties and extraordinary endemic flora and fauna that can be found exclusively in this area.

The numerous monuments of historic and artistic importance are the very strong reason for visiting this national park. These monuments are not only numerous, but diverse, including archaeological sites, churches, monasteries, cave churches, etc.

Golem Grad isle is among the most important monuments in this park not only within the region, but also beyond. Noteworthy among the churches, monasteries and cave churches are the church of Virgin Mary Zahumska dating back to 1367 with fresco paintings in Byzantine style highly valued in Europe, then the church of St. Mary in the village of Velestovo dating back to the 15th century and many other churches from the later period as well as cave churches that are well preserved and available for visitors.

The population in the rural settlements of the mountainous part of this national park mainly deals with stockbreeding and agriculture, while the population in the littoral part is mainly occupied with fishing and tourism.

What to pack for hiking

  • Shoes: Hiking footwear (adequate ankle support);
  • Socks: Dri-FIT or woolen socks + an extra pair in your backpack;
  • Trousers: long/shorts (recommendation: Dri-FIT trousers, waterproof trousers);
  • T-Shirts/Blouses: Dri-FIT or woolen T-Shirt or blouse + extra two in your backpack;
  • Insulation: Sweater or micro fleece vest;
  • Jacket: Waterproof, windproof and breathable hooded jacket (for ex. Gore-tex fabric);
  • Backpack: Comfortable and ergonomic backpack (30-45L);
  • Gloves: We recommend wearing first layer gloves for insulation;
  • Other: Sunglasses, sun hat, sun cream, lip balm, headlamp, first-aid kit, personal medications, bottle of water (1.5 L – 2L) , energy boosting food (rich in carbohydrates and sugar) such as nuts and fruits, passport, money (cash), trip voucher;
  • Optional: Trekking pole, binoculars, camera, GPS, compass, travel insurance;

Jablanica

Jablanica is a high mountain in the southwest part of Macedonia, between Ohrid – Struga and Debar valleys. Its ridge runs along the Macedonian – Albanian border.

The wonderful nature is one of the characteristics of Jablanica mountain and the village bearing the same name. As your sight reaches the vastness of the area, the landscape changes like in a movie tape, or as a well known poem of a Macedonian poet reads: “There, where Strizhak proudly rises to the lead colored sky, rare voices cut the silence….. There, where church bells announce the coming of another Ilinden holiday and the night smells of freshly cut fern, there is Jablanica…. Behold, behold that vastness… “

The hundred year old oak and beech forests form a ring around the village, while green is the dominant color of the year. The relief is cut by numerous brooks and small rivers. The uppermost karst parts are influenced by the maritime climate. Rich in animal and plant species and known for the medicinal herbs, Jablanica mountain is one of the most beautiful parts of Macedonia.

The houses of the Jablanica village are unique for their architecture, rational usage of space and adaptation to the natural conditions. They represent a unique synthesis of construction skills – masterpieces of Jablanica stonecutters. The old churches of St. Elias, St. Mary, Holy Friday and many other bear witness of the centuries long traditions and skills of the local builders.

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