Welcome to Pelister National Park
Pelister's 88 tree species include the rare five-leafed molika pine. It also hosts endemic Pelagonia trout, deer, wolves, chamois, wild boars, bears and eagles.
In WWI, the foothills were used by the Macedonian Front, and it was here and Bitola that bore the brunt of the country's involvement in the war – now commemorated in a moving history trail within the park.
Pelister has excellent village guesthouses nearby and is just 30 minutes away by car from historic Bitola. With its fresh alpine air and good day hikes, the park is an underrated Macedonian stopover.