National Park Galicica
Galicica is a mountain that separates the two biggest Macedonian lakes, Ohrid and Prespa. From Goga, the highest peak of the mountain, both lakes are simultaneously visible – a unique and extraordinary sight, especially at sunset.
Containing as it does more than 130 different species of trees and bushes, Galicica is one of Europe’s richest national parks in terms of flora, and easily accessible too; it’s only a fifteen-minute drive from Ohrid town, and very close to settlements on the Prespa side as well.
Paradiseing over the Lake Ohrid and Nacional park Galicica …. i mean Paragliding :)))
Holy Mother – cave church camp Gradiste in Ohrid Macedonia XIV - XV Century
Gradiste Camp/Car Camp - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Sveti Spas (Holy Salvation) - (Macedonian: Црква Св. Спас) near village Evla in Prespa, Macedonia
This panorama is taken between Gorica 3 and Gorica 2 beach on Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Lake Prespa is the second largest lake in the Republic of Macedonia. It covers an area of 294 km sq.,...
3 years FER PLAY football kids club Ohrid, Macedonia
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The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
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