The Monastery of St Petka is from the 16th century.It does not have a monastery function anymore, but was renovated to accommodate visitors. Unfortunately, we were told it was full when we wanted to book it, although it seemed deserted when we got there to visit the church.It must be a wonderful and peaceful experience though to stay here.more
The present Church of St Atanas was built in 1970.Alledgedly, there used to be a big monastery at this place that was burned down by the Ottomans.It is also said that this was the place where Tsar Samoil's brother became a monk, and later died.The most straightforward way to get there, is to take the unpaved path uphill at the entrance to Brajcino,...more
The Church of St Archangel is from 1919 and lies about 30-45 minutes hiking in the mountains outside the village. The trail is not marked very well, there's some faded blue/white paint here and there and some ribbons in the trees.The church was closed when we got there (although we were told it would be open).Unfortunately, when we wanted to...more
We had a nice dinner here after we got lost on the mountain.They managed to make a vegetarian dish for my girlfriend, who must be the sole Macedonian vegetarian on earth.Their home-made rakija made me beg for more.The two stuffed bears and stuffed fox that are part of the interior put the term "eco-tourism" in a special perpective. When my...more
As part of the ecotourism project several of the locals cook traditional local food for tourists. We phoned ahead to book dinner, and ended up eating in Milka's. The restaurant was small and cosy - particularly as there was a power cut the night we ate there! Milka was very welcoming, and the food kept coming - a real banquet. Delicious! It was...more
In other cities, they may explain you vainly from where the bus comes and where it ends, but never know about buses from other bus stations not going to the same.
But there ARE buses to the Prespa lake! It seems recommendable to plan the trip from monday to friday, because there are more buses. One of the guys selling ticktes speaks English.
There are lines going to Stenje (recommendable for bathing) and Asamati (near Ezerani)
From Asamati it passes also through Brajcino- some even to Skopje, if I understood well.
Don't get raped by paying for taxis all the time.