Nacionalen Park Galičica
Национал Парк Галичица
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Galicica National Park
The National Park Galicica is located in the Ohrid-Prespa region, the most important tourist region in Macedonia. Besides the mountain Galicica, the park encompasses areas of the shores of both Ohrid & Prespa lakes. That is to say the shore line of the Prespa Lake from the location Sirhan near Oteševo and the border, extending to the west part of the lake, to the town Golem Grad, which is also included within the Galicica National Park. In the south from the island, to the Macedonian-Albanian border in the east corner of the Ohrid Lake and in the west from the Macedonian-Albanian border to the east coast of the Ohrid Lake, the border separates from the coast and goes to the mountain Galicica.
Particularly distinctive are the relief characteristics of Galicica National Park: the high mountain peaks which often exceed 2,00 m. (the Magaro peak being 2,254 m), the afforested areas at a height between 1,564 m and 1,984 m, and in the higher areas, the large pastures with numerous herds which are a special ornament of the mountain landscapes. The National Park Galicica also includes a large number of impressive caves, - a geographical reminder of the Glacial Epoch, as well as a special attraction for the tourists.
Galicica National Park tourism
The Ohrid & Prespa lakes and the mountain areas in the National Park Galicica are especially attractive for their beauty and natural wealth. Especially attractive is the area surrounding the monastery St. Naum, where the springs of the river Crni Drim are located. With its lower slopes reaching the edge of the lake the mountain Galicica provides vistas of extraordinary beauty. Prespa Lake with its clear water and the clean sandy beaches also presents a very picturesque landscape. Especially attractive is the island Golem Grad and the shallow bays near the village Konjsko, with their small beaches. The mountain areas of Galicica, especially the higher peaks, such as the peak Magaro at the height of 2,254 m, provide ideal opportunities for panoramic views of both lakes.
Of the numerous cultural monuments in the Galicica National Park, with their historical and artistic value, especially significant are the churches St. Spas and St. Holy Mother Zahumska from the 14th century, the Monastery St. Naum and several cave churches such as St. Holy Mother in the village of Peštani and the church St. Petar on the island Golem Grad. The village Konjsko is known for its specific rural architecture.
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