Velgosti Travel Guide

  • Cave Church St Bogorodica
    Cave Church St Bogorodica
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  • Cave Church St Bogorodica
    Cave Church St Bogorodica
    by Pijlmans
  • Cave Church St Bogorodica
    Cave Church St Bogorodica
    by Pijlmans

Velgosti Things to Do

  • Monastery of St Petka (1 of 3)

    The Monastery of St Petka lies on the slopes of the hill Olmec in the village Velgosti, close to Ohrid .The church was built in 1890, with the permission of the Ottoman Czar Sultan Abdul Hamid. Under the today’s church there are leftovers of mortar from a cave-church.The church was enlarged in 1922, during the time of the priest Alekso...

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  • Church of St Nedela

    The Church of St Nedela (St Sunday) is at the beginning of the street going up to the Monastery of St Petka in Velgosti.A trail leads from the Biljana Springs in Ohrid via the rural village Ramne to these churches in Velgosti.

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  • Church of St Rusa Sreda

    The Church of St Rusa Sreda (St Blond Wednesday) is close to the church of Church of St Nedela and the Monastery of St Petka in the village Velgosti.According to an inscription the church was built in 1975 and the water found here has healing power.If you face the entrance of St Nedela in Velgosti, go left and left again at the crossing and walk...

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  • Cave Church St Bogorodica

    The Cave Church St Bogorodica (Holy Mother of God) lies in the hills above the village Velgosti. If you face the entrance of Church of St Nedela in Velgosti, go left and left again at the crossing and walk straight on (you will pass some bridges over a brook that might be dry).Just before you reach the Church of St Rusa Sreda, you will see a sign...

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  • Cave Church St Bogorodica: interior

    A legend about the Cave Church St Bogorodica:Originally this church has been dedicated to St Petka. In this cave church there was an opening (a passage). It is located in the north wall of the cave, and the channel breaks out at the Monastery of St Petka, about two kilometres away. When they built the monastery St Petka, the icon dedicated to St...

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  • Monastery of St Petka (2 of 3)

    The Monastery of St Petka is a working monastery. You can get a simple room here, and use the kitchen to prepare some food. In a monastery, everybody should help clean up etc.We were told that you pay about 200-300 Denars per night, that is about 5 euros.The atmosphere in the monastery was really friendly, when we arrived there after a hike, and...

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  • Church of St Nikolai

    The Church of St Nikolai is located in the hills near the village Velgosti.You can reach the church hiking, e.g. from the Cave Church St Bogorodica. However, it might be hard to find without a local guide.There is a little brook/river flowing through the grounds of the church.An inscription says that the building next to the church was renovated in...

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  • Church of St Ilija

    The Church of St Ilija is located in the hills near the village Velgosti.You can reach it e.g. from the Cave Church St Bogorodica. However, it might be hard to find without a local guide.It is a very good location for a picnic, there are benches, tables, grass and lots of shadow.August 2nd is the nameday of St Ilija, and there will likely be a lot...

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  • Waterfall near Velgosti

    This small waterfall can be found along the trail from Velgosti to the Cave Church St Bogorodica.

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