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VRUTOK

With a population of little more than 1,000, the sleepy village of Vrutok approximately 10km southwest of Gostivar offers a handful of distractions if you’re in the area, not least due to the fact that its primary claim to fame is that it’s here that the mighty Vardar river begins its long and winding journey. …

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ŠAR MOUNTAINS

The spectacular Šar Mountains cover an area of 1,600 square kilometres, of which just over half is located within the borders of North Macedonia. Home to the eponymous Šarplaninac sheepdog and rich in flora and fauna including turtles, bears and wild boar, the mountains provide a living for the locals who split their activities between …

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MOUNT LJUBOTEN

Located right on the border with Kosovo in the Šar Mountains, Mount Ljuboten rises to a height of almost 2,500 metres and, thanks to its isolation and stereotypical mountain shape is visible from as far away as Skopje on a clear day. Hugely popular with mountain climbers from all over Europe, its lower slopes and …

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