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Resen is a city located in the southwestern part of Western Macedonia. It has about 10,000 residents, and is located 31km west of Bitola and 35km east of Ohrid.

Get In[edit]

By Car[edit]

Resen is located on the road between Bitola and Ohrid.

By Plane[edit]

There is no airport in Resen, but the Ohrid Airport is only 40km west of Resen.

Get Around[edit]

Resen is not a very large city and most of the sites are close to each other, so walking is the best way to get from place to place.

See[edit][add listing]

Saraj Castle
  • Saraj Castle - this castle was built in 1908 by Ahmed Niyazi Bey. It would give you the feeling that you were in France, due to the fact that Ahmed Niyazi Bey was educated in Paris and made this castle in French style. This castle now houses the Resen Museum, which contains a great collection of archaeological and ethnological finds from the Resen area.
  • Old Bazaar - Resen's old bazaar is relatively small, but is still worth a visit.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Here is a list of some popular restaurants in Resen:

  • Kaj Stevo
  • Star Sokak
  • Makedonski Biser
  • Viktorija
  • Jambo

Drink[edit][add listing]

Here is a list of some popular cafes and bars in Resen:

  • PORTA
  • Boa
  • Bolero
  • Metak
  • Amor
  • Evolution
  • PORTA Club Cafe, Centar, [1].  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Kitka, Phone: +389 47 Fax: +389 47. This four star hotel is located in the center of the city.

Get Out[edit]

  • Golem Grad - also known as Snake Island, is an island located in Prespa Lake. It is about 18 hectares big and includes ancient ruins from Roman, Neolithic, and Hellenic times. It also includes six churches and monasteries, and much more. It is home to many endemic plants, rare birds, and many snakes.
  • Ljubojno - this village is located 2km from Brajčino. Stroll around Ljubojno and visit the two churches, St. Peter and St. Paul, which are a short pleasant walk from the village.
  • Slivnica Monastery - was built and decorated in the 17th century and features well preserved wall paintings.
  • St. George - this small, one aisle church was built in 1191.It is located in the nearby village of Kurbinovo. It contains one of the most important painting achievements in Komnenian-Byzantine art.
  • Brajčino - one of the most delightful villages in the country, famous for its natural beauty and architecture.
  • Ezereni Bird Sanctuary - this natural reserve covers the entire north end of Lake Prespa. It is a home to approximately 200 bird species, including wild geese, pelicans, and local moorhens.
  • Museum of traditional costumes and artifacts - local farmer, Jone Eftimovski, owns over 150 costumes and artifacts from all over Macedonia. The museum is located on the main road in the village of Podmočani.
  • Dupeni Beach - is the closest beach to Brajčino, located right on the border with Greece. It gets busy on weekends and summer holidays when the restaurant is also open.
  • Slivnica Beach - according to locals, Slivnica Beach is the nicest and cleanest in the area.
  • Prespa Lake - the second biggest lake in Macedonia.
  • Pelister National Park




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