Berovo Travel Guide

  • River Bregalnica
    River Bregalnica
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  • River Bregalnica
    River Bregalnica
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  • Lake Berovo
    Lake Berovo
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Berovo Things to Do

  • Lake Berovo

    Lake Berovo is about 7 km out of the center of Berovo.It is not a natural lake, but a reservoir with a big dam.We went to see the lake and to cool down during a hot summer day. Unfortunately, the lake is not really suitable for sunbathing and swimming, because the shore is steep and overgrown and cannot easily be reached.Fortunately, we found a...

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  • Hike to Ograzhden Peak

    This is a 19 km round trip from the recreational village Suvi Laki to the Ograzhden Peak and back. The height difference about 680 m, but total climbing is more. This hike was prepared for us as a GPS file by Noir from http://www.mkdmount.org/, for which we are very thankful!Suvi Laki is located half-way the road from Berovo and Strumica, so we...

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  • Church of St George in rural Budinarci

    Budinarci is a small village that you will pass on the way from Kocani to Berovo. It is about 10 kilometers from Berovo.The town has many old houses and a very rural feel and look. Some of the houses are just used as stables for e.g. goats.We saw this village from the road and had a short stop. There turned out to be an old church as well! The...

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  • Monument for Iljo Maleshevski

    Iliya Markov Popgeorgiev (1805-1898), better known as Ilyo Voyvoda (military commander) or Grandfather Iljo Maleshevski, was a revolutionary from the region of Macedonia, who is considered a national hero in both Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia. He fought against the Ottoman occupation.The sign at the monument says: "With respect and...

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  • Beach at Lake Berovo

    The shores of Lake Berovo are pretty steep and do not offer a good place for sunbathing or swimming.We found a small beach on the shore opposite to the dam. This actually is an old road that was flooded when the dam was build, so the shore is more shallow here and you can lie there and walk into the water instead.I took a refreshing swim here at...

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  • Statue of Dimitar Berovski

    Dimitar Popgeorgiev Berovski (1840-1907) was a revolutionary from Macedonia.In 1876 Berovski was one of the leaders of Razlovtsi uprising. Some of his belongings are kept in the Museum of Berovo.

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  • Tourist Information

    Like in many cities, the tourist information office is located in the town hall.They can e.g provide you with an English booklet about the history of Berovo and a map with 5 hiking trails in the surroundings.The tourist office is at the top floor of the big white building at 11th Oktomvri, a bit out of the center of Berovo.In case the museum of...

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  • Berovo Hiking Trails

    At the Berovo Tourist Information Center you can get a free map with 5 hiking trails in the surroundings. A description of these trails can also be found on the website of Hotel Manastir, see the website below. I did not do any of these trails, and I don't know if they are marked well. You probably best hire a local guide!The descriptions of the...

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  • Monastery of Presveta Bogorodica...

    This male monastery is located just outside of Berovo, along the road towards the lake. Presveta Bogorodica Balakija means Holy Mother - East FridayThe church was built in 1972-1975, on the foundations of two ancient earlier churches.Every year on 28th August, the holy assumption of the great virgin Mary is celebrated here and allegedly thousands...

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  • Monastery of St Archangel Michael

    The church of the Monastery of St Archangel Michael was built between 1815 and 1818.A legend tells that the Ottoman occupiers allowed the church to be build under three conditions:1) It had to be built below the road so it could not be seen2) It had to be built in 40 days3) The priest Peco had to give his youngest daughter, Sultana, to the sultan's...

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  • Museum of Berovo

    The museum is located in a nice building from the late 19th century, close to the town square. This building used to be a school.It consists of one big room with several posters (in Macedonian) about the wars and revolution in Macedonia.There are also a reconstruction of a Macedonian room, some costumes, tools etc. The pictures summarize most of...

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  • Statue of Nikola Petrov Rusinski

    Nikola Petrov Rusinski (1875-1943) was a revolutionary and socialist. He was a member of TMORO, the Secret Macedonian-Odrian Revolutionary Organization.The texts on the statue says "Only with organized internal military forces we can free Macedonia" and "All Macedonia is my birth land"

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Berovo Restaurants

  • OK!

    This small burek bakery has some tables where you can eat your burek with e.g. a yoghurt. Most people just buy their burek here and leave. You cannot go more local than this!

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  • Great service

    We did not stay in the hotel, but we had dinner here one evening.The food was pretty good, with excellent service. We sat outside, next to the pool.Price for two persons including drinks was 900 MKD, about 15 euros. This is almost twice as much as the food in a local restaurant, but it was worth it. The desert, Pancake a la Manastir

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  • Restaurant Pizzeria

    This restaurant/pizzeria is very popular by the locals, it was really busy.We were not very hungry so I just had chicken fingers with some beers and we shared a big Shopska salad. The chicken fingers even turned out to be way too much :-)

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Berovo Shopping

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    by Pijlmans Updated Sep 7, 2011

    Normally I would not write a tip about a supermarket.

    However, this one has really good bakery where you can buy pastry and sandwiches for on the road, like we did...

    What to buy: Bread

    What to pay: above average for bread

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Berovo Local Customs

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    by shrimp56 Written Jul 29, 2003

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    As we were driving through Berovo on our way to the lake we came across a funeral procession. The hearse was a covered pick-up truck with the head of the deceased sticking out the back. In the picture you can see the priest waving the censor and blessing the departed one.

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Berovo Off The Beaten Path

  • The dam at Berovo lake

    While there was a sign saying no photos [!!!!] and a small house at the near end of the dam access was very open. You could walk across and even walk down some crude stairs alongside the front of the dam.

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  • The lake from the dam

    The walk to the dam is a short, level one. Just start down the road in front of the cabins and keep going until you see the dam:)

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  • The view from the dam

    This picture was taken while walking on top of the dam that holds back the water to form Berovo lake. This view is looking downstream into the heavily wooded gorge

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Berovo Sports & Outdoors

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    by shrimp56 Written Jul 29, 2003

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    See my Ohrid sports tip for fishing license info! These young lads are whiling away the day happily within reach of food and toilets, but far away from the world ...

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