Velmej Travel Guide

  • Church of St Bogorodica - Kelia
    Church of St Bogorodica - Kelia
    by Pijlmans
  • House in Velmej
    House in Velmej
    by Pijlmans
  • House in Velmej
    House in Velmej
    by Pijlmans

Velmej Things to Do

  • Chapel of St Petka

    This small chapel dedicated to St Petka is dated August 8th 2001.It is on the central square, next to the fountain and watermill.

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  • Old Watermill

    This old watermill is located on the central square of Velmej, next to the fountain.Try to have a look inside, you can still see the construction which was used to grind.

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  • Fountain / Source

    Fountain / source with perfect drinking water on the central square, next to the old watermill.

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  • Church of St George, church grounds

    A stone object (table?) on the grounds of the Church of St George.Remarkably, a similar object can be found next to the Church of St Nikola on the cemetery.

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  • Church of St George, interior

    Frescoes inside the Church of St George.The frescoes have great clear colors and text written in the Glagolitic alphabet.

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  • Church of St Nikola, frescoes

    Some pictures of the interior and frescoes of the 13th century Church of St Nikola.More pictures of the frescoes can be found in my Velmej Travelogue in the link below.

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  • Church of St Nikola, interior

    Some pictures of the interior of the 13th century Church of St Nikola.

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  • Church of St Nikola, exterior

    This 13th century church in the cemetery of Velmej really surprised us. Besides being very old, it had interesting frescoes. If the church is closed, ask for the key at the house on the right of the fountain or just elsewhere in the village. Key of the church = klucot od crkvata, pronounced "klutsjot od serkvata". The book The Holy Virgin...

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  • Church of St Bogorodica Precista -...

    Some pictures of the frescoes and the inside of the Church of St Bogorodica Precista, The Holy Virgin Immaculate - Kelia.

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  • Church of St Bogorodica Precista -...

    The Church of St Bogorodica Precista, or the Holy Virgin Immaculate, is situated close to the entrance of Velmej. The interior of the church is covered with beautiful frescoes dating back to the 16th century. If the church is closed, ask for the key in the village. Key of the church = klucot od crkvata, pronounced "klutsjot od serkvata". It is a...

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  • Book about Velmej and its churches

    This book was given to us by the caretaker of the church St Bogorodica Precista, or the Holy Virgin Immaculate - Kelia. The title of the book is "The Holy Virgin Immaculate - Kelia".The book tells the history of this church, the Church of St Nikola, Velmej and describes the frescoes inside the church St Bogorodica Precista in great detail. It has...

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  • Cave Jaorec

    The Cave Joarec lies about 3.5 km (as the crow flies) east of the village Velmej. We asked for information regarding its location in the village, and we were told that it would be very hard to find. However, one of the locals did not mind to come with us, a great example of how friendly and helpful the Macedonian people are!And indeed, without our...

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