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Idela has a hunting-lodge feel and does great skara .
Film & Cinema
Relaxed nightclub popular with students.
Bitola's 16th-century Yeni , Isak and Yahdar-Kadi Mosques , all between the Dragor River and the Stara Čaršija (Old Bazaar), are Ottoman remnants, as is the enormous Clock Tower (Saat Kula).
Markets & Bazaars
The Stara Čaršija boasted around 3000 clustered artisans' shops in Ottoman times; today, only about 70 different trades are conducted, but it's still worth a peek.
Has trains to Skopje via Prilep and Negotino.
Neighbourhoods & Villages
Bitola's Širok Sokak is the city's most representative and stylish street, with its multicoloured facades and European honorary consulates attesting to the city's Ottoman-era sophistication...
Popular, funky place that's packed when live jazz and blues bands play. It's located near the Centar na Kultura.
This dark-lit bar on a side street off ul Leninova, behind Centar na Kultura, plays house music and local and Western pop.
This Orthodox church (1830) has rich frescoes, ornate lamps and a huge iconostasis.
This Sokak taverna and pizzeria has great beer-hall ambience and is popular with locals. At the time of research it was planning to also offer budget rooms.
Located by the city stadium and park, Positive is popular with locals for its swimming pool by day and open-air club by night.
The slick Rasčekor, near the train station, is probably the town's poshest option, with leading DJs and dressed-up local partiers.
Parks & Gardens
The rippling, rock-crested Mt Galičica, over 200m in points, separates Lake Ohrid from Lake Prespa – a winding mountain road starting near the village of Trpejca connects the two lakes (at one point at the peak, you ...
Right on Trpejca's waterfront, Ribar serves local fish, meat and coffee.
Cupped between a sloping hill and tranquil bay, Ohrid's last traditional fishing village features clustered houses with terracotta roofs and a white-pebble beach...
Sveti Naum is 29km south of Ohrid, before the border, above a sandy beach. Naum was a contemporary of St Kliment, and their monastery an educational centre...
This Psarades church (1893) is adorned with the double-headed eagle of Byzantium. An inscription refers to the village by its original Macedonian-language name, Nivitsi.
Five good tavernas line Psarades’ elevated waterfront: along with lake fish, they serve the local fasoladha speciality. This one, run by the owners of Rooms Arhondiko, does tasty fried trout or carp and draught wine.
After the Church of Agios Germanos, this garden taverna offers great spare ribs, sweet red Florina peppers in oil, xinotyri (sour cheese) and a flaky pie stuffed with nettles (not the stinging kind!) called tsouknid...
Boating & Cruises
A boat trip on Megali Prespa to the south side of the lake’s three isolated askitiria (hermitages) begins with the 13th-century Metamorfosi , where scant remnants of original rich paintings and two sections from a w...
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