Bitola Tourism

Bitola (Macedonian: Битола [ˈbitɔɫa] known also by several ) is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba, Nidže and Kajmakčalan mountain ranges, 14 kilometres (9 miles) north of the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing with Greece. The city stands at an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea region with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe, and is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It has been known since the Ottoman period as "the city of the consuls", since many European countries had consulates in Bitola. Bitola is one of the oldest cities on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, having been founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. The city was the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia, from 1836–1867. According to the 2002 census, Bitola is the second-largest city in the country. Bitola is also the seat of the Bitola Municipality.


Looking for travel information about Bitola? Explore the best travel advice on Bitola, Macedonia. Bitola is located at a short trip away from Ohrid a major city in Macedonia. Ohrid, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like St Sophia Church, Icon Gallery, Villa St Sofija. Also, to reach Bitola, you'll have to take a flight to Ohrid; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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